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Spalding "Red Cover" Series of 

Athletic Handbooks 

No. 57R. 



SPALDING'S 

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LAWN TENNIS 
ANNUAL 



1916 



Edited by F. B. Alexander 




published by 

AMERICAN SPORTS PUBLISHING 

COMPANY 

21 Warren Street, New York 

Copyright, 1916, by American Sports Publishing Company. 





R. D. WRENN. 

National Lawn Tennis Association^ 



Ex-President United States^ mtion- -"^^^^^ ^^n P^s^^sociatioa. 

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(^H\ c^'^i' Contents ^^^^ 

All-England Championships (not played). Previous Champions 281 to 283 

Champions of 1915 240 

Champions of the South of France 284 

Clay Court Championships of 1915 51 

Previous Winners 272 

College Champions, 1915 245 

Country Club of Westchester County Invitation Tournament 107 

Davis Cup — 

Regulations for the International Lawn Tennis Association Davis Cup 294 

Previous Winners — Singles 262 

Previous Winners — Doubles 266 

Denver City Tournament 197 

Directory of Players 344 

East vs. Pacific Coast — First Series 41 

East vs. Pacific Coast — Return Series 43 

How to Build and Keep a Court 327 

How to Lay Out a Tennis Court 332 

Intercollegiate Championships 94 

Previous Champions 274 

New England 94 

Rocky Mountain 95 

Western 95 

Interscholastic Championships 97 

Previous Champions 278 

Western 97 

Junior Championships — 

Allenhurst 211 

Central West for Girls 213 

Cleveland 207 

District of Columbia 213 

East Side of White Mountains , 210 

Germantown 213 

Lenox 210 

Massachusetts State 209 

Metropolitan 205 

National Indoor 203 

' Pacific Coast 213 

. Philadelphia 212 

~-^ Philadelphia and District Indoor, 1916 211 

Philadelphia Clay Court 212 

Philadelphia Ranking 212 

^LT* Staten Island 210 

^^Washington State 214 

r^ Westfield 211 

Lawn Tennis in Chicago — 

(Chicago Associated Lawn Tennis Clubs 177 

Chicago City Championships 178 

Lawn Tennis in Cincinnati and Vicinity — - 

^ Dayton Open Tournament 184 

Hamilton County Tournament 183 

Notes from Cincinnati Courte 184 



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Lawn Tennis in Cuba 199 

Lawn Tennis in Kansas City 194 

Greater Kansas City Championship 195 

Greater Kansas City Ranliing 194 

Lawn Tennis in Louisville 186 

Bi-State Tournament 186 

Cherokee Invitation Tournament 188 

Falls Cities Tournament 187 

Louisville Tennis League 186 

Lawn Tennis in Milwaukee 193 

Lawn Tennis in Philadelphia and District 169 

Ranking iV2- 

Philadelphia and District Indoor Championships, 1916 173 

Philadelphia and District Women's Championships 175 

Summary of Philadelpnid ai^J Ducriot Championships 172 

Lawn Tennis in St. Louis 189 

Lawn Tennis in the Metropohs — 

Bronx Championships 114 

Long Island Championships 115 

Manhattan Doubles and Open Singles 113 

Metropolitan Championships 109 

Previous Winners 278 

Metropolitan Women's Championships 112 

Mixed Doubles Tournament 117 

Pelham Country Club Women's Tournament 118 

Sullivan County Championships 118 

West Side Tennis Club Championships 116 

West Side Tennis Club Women's Championships 117 

Lawn Tennis in the Philippine Islands 201 

Lawn Tennis in Washington, D. C 180 

Chevy Chase Tournament 181 

Laws of Lawn Tennis 304 

Longwood Singles and Eastern Doubles 65 

Previous Winners 277 

Longwood Women's Tournament 67 

Metropolitan Championships 109 

Previous Winners 278 

Women's 112 

Middle States Championships 86 

Previous Winners 275 

Missouri Valley Championships 89 

Women's 90 

National Championships — 

Singles 19 

Previous Winners 268 

Semi-Finalists in National Tournaments 269 

Challenge Doubles 37 

Previous Winners 268 

Finalists in Doubles in National Tournaments 270 

Women's 47 

Previous Winners 272 

Indoor, 1916 57 

Previous Winners 273 



National Championships — (Continued) Page 

Indoor Women's, 1915 61 

Indoor Women's, 1916 .* 59 

Previous Winners 273 

Indoor Junior 203 

National Preliminary Doubles 45 

Previous Winners 270 

New England Championships 87 

Previous Winners 275 

Newport Invitation Tournament 101 

Nice Lawn Tennis Club Champions 284 

Official Ranking, 1915 — 

Doubles 254 

Singles 250 

Ranking of First Ten Players Since 1885 259 

Women's 257 

Omaha City Championships 196 

Panama-Pacific Exposition Tournament 62 

Pacific Coast Championships 75 

Previous Winners 279 

Ranking, 1915 76 

Bay Counties Championships 78 

Previous Winners 280 

Lawn Tennis in Southern California 81 

Oakland City Championship 78 

Pacific Coast Doubles Championship • 79 

San Francisco Championship 77 

University of California Defeats Stanford 78 

Women's Round Robin Tournament in San Francisco 77 

Resume of the Tennis Season of 1915 9 

Seabright Invitation Tournament 102 

Sectional Championships — 

Central States 162 

Central West — Women's 163 

Eastern New York 155 

Great Lakes and Western New York 155 

Middle Atlantic 160 

Northeastern Pennsylvania 158 

Northwestern 164 

Northwestern Pennsylvania 160 

Pacific Northwest 165 

Pennsylvania and Eastern States — Women's 156 

South Atlantic 162 

Southern Pennsylvania 158 

Western Pennsylvania 159 

Sleepy Hollow Invitation Toiirnament 105 

Southampton Invitation Tournament 103 

Southern Championships 85 

Previous Winnei's 276 

State Championships — 

Arizona 148 

California 152 

Previous Winners 280 

Oarolinas 132 



State Championships — (Continued) Page 

Colorado 146 

Connecticut 123 

Delaware 128 

Delaware Women's 129 

Florida, 1915 133 

Florida, 1916 153 

Florida Women's, 1916 154 

Georgia 134 

Idaho 148 

Illinois . 141 

Indiana 138 

Iowa 145 

Kentucky ..^ 136 

Maine 121 

Maryland 130 

Massachusetts 122 

Michigan 137 

Minnesota 143 

New Hampshire 121 

New Jersey 126 

New Jersey Women's 127 

New Mexico 1 47 

New Yorlv 124 

Ohio 136 

Oregon 150 

Pennsylvania 127 

Rhode Island 123 

Tennessee 135 

Virginia 131 

Washington 149 

Wisconsin 140 

West Virginia 131 

Tournament Notes 215 

Tri-State Tournament 92 

Umpiring and Lining 15 

United States National Lawn Tennis Association — 

Annual Aleeting 287 

By-Laws 302 

Cases und Decisions 310 

Constitution 297 

Directory of Lawn Tennis Clubs, Members of 334 

Fixtures for 1916 290 

Foot Fault Rule, Observance of 334 

Laws of Lawn Tennis 304 

Officials 285 

Regulations for the Management of Tournaments 314 

Virginia Tournaments — 

Hot Springs 166 

Old Dominion 166 

Western Championships 69 

Previous Winners 276 

World's Hard Court Championships (not played in 1915). 



INDEX OF TOURNAMENT NOTES 



Page 

Alameda County Championships. ... 215 

Allegheny Mountains Champ 119 

Altoona Cricket Club Tournament.. . 215 

Amackassin Club Tournament 215 

Arundel Casino Tournament 215 

Atlanta Athletic Club Championship. 215 

Australasian Championships 215 

Bahamas Championship 216 

Bathing and Tennis Club Tourn 216 

Berkshire County Championship. ... 119 
Bermuda's Third Annual Champ. ... 216 
Bismarck Country Club Tournament 216 

Border States Championships 216 

Borough Park Defeats Staten Island. 106 
Brokaw Club Defeats Picked team. . 216 
Brookline Country Club Tournament. 217 

Buffalo City Championship 217 

Burlington Tennis Club Open Tourn. 217 

Central Iowa Championships 217 

Championship of the Orient 217 

Chautauqua Tournament 218 

Chevy Chase Championship 218 

Chicago Beach Tennis Club Tourn.. . 218 

Cleveland Championship 218 

Columbia Interscholastic Champ.. . . 218 
Connecticut Valley Championship. . . 218 
Cooperstown Country Club Tourn.. . 219 

Coronado Tournament 219 

Cotton States Championship 106 

Crescent A. C. Women's Tournament. 219 
Detroit Championship Tournament.. 219 

Detroit Defeats Toledo 219 

Detroit Interscholastic Champ 219 

Eagles Mere Tournament 182 

Edgemere Tennis Club Tournament. 182 

Edgewood C. C. Tournament 220 

Elizabeth Doubles Tournament 220 

Essex County Championship 220 

Fairmont C. C. Tournament 220 

Greater Pittsburgh Championship . . . 220 

Grinnell C. C. Tournament 220 

Harlem Tournament 221 

Hartford Defeats New Haven 221 

Harvard Interscholastic Tournament 221 
Hollywood Invitation Tournament. . 223 

Honolulu Tournament 223 

Hoosac Valley Championships 91 

Housatonic Valley Championship. . . . 223 
Huntingdon Valley Doubles Tourn... 197 
Idaho Closed State Tournament .... 223 

Interclub Matches in Cleveland 223 

Interstate Tournament 197 

Iron Mountain Lawn Tennis Club. . 91 

Lawn Tennis in Syracuse 223 

Lawn Tennis in Yukon Territory. . . 91 

Lenox Tournament 224 

Longwood Covered Courts Tourn. . . 224 
Minneapolis City Championship .... 91 
Missouri Val. Intercollegiate Champ. 91 



Page 
Morristown F. C. Women's Tourn. . . 224 
Nassau and Queens Counties Champ. 225 
Nassau C. C. Invitation Tom-nament 225 

Neodesha Tournament 91 

New Jersey Coast Championship .... 225 
New Rochelle Open Tournament. . . . 107 
New York Lawn Tennis Club Tourn. 107 

Niagara Falls Championships 226 

Norfolk Wins Match from Montclair. 226 

Northampton Tournament 226 

Northern Indiana Tournament 226 

North Jersey Coast Championship. . . 226 
Northwestern Pennsylvania Tourn. . . 107 

Nyack Tournament 226 

Ohio Intercollegiate Tennis Assoc . . . 226 

Ojai Valley Tournament 227 

Orange County Championship 227 

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Intercity 227 
Philadelphia Interclub Tennis League 227 
Pinehurst Midwinter Tournament. . . 227 
Plainfleld Clubs in Annual Match. . . 228 

Point Judith C. C. Tournament 228 

Point Pleasant Tournaments 228 

Powelton Club Toiu-nament 228- 

Princeton Interscholastic Champ .... 229 
Rockaway Hunting Club Invitation 229 
Rocky Mountain Conference Tourn. 231 

Schuylkill Valley Championship 231 

Scranton Championship 231 

Seattle City Championships 231 

Seattle Interscholastic Champ 231 

Seventh Regiment Championship. . . . 179 

Southern Intercollegiate Champ 231 

Southern Maine Championships 191 

South Jersey Tournament 231 

South Orange Tennis Club Tourn 233 

Staten Island Championship 233 

Stockbridge Golf and Tennis Club. . . 233 

Suburban Tennis League Tourn 233 

Sunningdale C. C. Tournament 233 

Talbot C. C. Tournament 233 

Texas Intercollegiate Championship.. 179 

Thousand Islands Tournament 235 

Tourists in the Philippine Islands .... 233 

Tri-County Championship 235 

Tri-State League Championship 235 

Tuxedo Invitation Tournament 191 

Uniontown Tennis Club Tournament 235 
University Heights Tennis Club. . . . 237 
Western Conference Tournament. . . . 237 

Western Interscholastic Champ 18S 

Western New Jersey Championship. . 237 
Western New York Interscholastic. . 239 
Wheeling Tennis Club Tournament. . 239 

Woodmere Tournament 239 

Women's Interclub Tournament of 

Philadelphia 239 

Worcester County Championship. . . . 239 
Yale Interscholastic Tournament .... 239 



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SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 9 

Resume of the Lawn Tennis Season of 1915 

By F. B. Alexander. 

Though suffering from the want of international interest, owing to the 
European war and consequently the lack of competition for the Davis Cup, 
the tennis season of 1915 was undoubtedly the greatest of the game in the 
United States. The wonderful tennis played the year before in the ties for the 
Davis Cup, the fact that the name of McLoughlin was on the tip of every 
tongue, and the final wresting of his laurels by R. N. Williams, 2nd, in the 
National Championships at Newport, all combined to give tennis the greatest 
boost, in the way of publicity, that its admirers could wish for. 

The result in the early spring was very apparent. Public grounds, new clubs 
and private courts sprung up like the proverbial mushrooms, from California 
to Maine, and many scoffers who had heretofore considered tennis child's play 
were fairly driven to the courts, when aching muscles soon proved to them the 
tremendous exercise to be derived from it. 

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Early negotiations between the Pacific Coast Tennis Association and the 
United States National Lawn Tennis Association resulted in the arrangement 
of an Eastern team being sent to the Panama-Pacific Exposition to take part 
in the tournament held in conjunction with the fair. A special match between 
the East and West was arranged at the same place. This, and the return 
match held at the West Side Tennis Club, after the National Championships 
were over, did much to take the place of the Davis Cup competitions the year 
before, though, of coul-se, the international flavor was not in evidence. 

In the first East-West match at the fair, the Easterners proved conclusively 
that they were not to be compared to their Western brothers when playing on 
asphalt courts. The team, composed of R. N. Williams, 2nd, captain ; G. M. 
Church, W. M. Washburn and Dean Mathey, lost three out of four singles and 
two out of two doubles against M. E. McLoughlin, J. R. Strachan, W. M. John- 
ston and T. C. Bundy. Mathey accounting for one singles against Bundy. 

In the return match in the East, the Eastern team, composed of R. N. 
Williams, 2nd, captain ; K. H. Behr, N. W. Niles, T. R. Pell and W. M. Wash- 
burn, took three out of four singles and one out of two doubles from M. E. 
McLoughlin, W. M. Johnston, C. J. Griffin, T. C. Bundy and Ward Dawson, 
the series thus becoming a tie, with the edge in favor of the West by a score 
of 7-5. The lesson to be drawn from these contests is that tennis on turf and 
on asphalt are two entirely different games, from an expert standpoint. 

D D D 

California won back the national honors in the person of William M. John- 
ston, who finally, after two years of competition in the East, fulfilled the 
prophecies of his admirers by not only winning the title but during the tour- 
nament defeating the big three, namely, R. N. Williams, 2nd, M. E. McLoughlin 
and K. H. Behr, to say nothing of C. J. Griffin, his teammate. His tennis was 
of sound but brilliant variety, and his court generalship, knowledge of the 



FREDERICK B. ALEXANDER. 
Editor of Spalding's Lawn Tennis AnnuaL 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 11 

game and sizing up of his opponents worthy of special mention. This does not 
in any sense of the word mean that he actually outclassed the other three, but 
simply that in the National Championships he was the better player and 
deserved his title. 

R. N. Williams, 2d. who was the logical choice before the tournament started, 
performed in his usual brilliant and careless manner until he met Johnston, 
where he went down to defeat in five sets. It is just possible that Williams 
went into this match with a little over-confidence, as he seemed for the past 
two years to have had Johnston's "number," and only a short time previously 
had defeated him at Newport. Be that as it may, he played great tennis in 
that match, and only greater tennis defeated him. 

McLoughlin, throughout the season in the East, did not begin to show his 
form of the year before. He seemed actually sluggish on the court. While 
not desiring to detract one whit from Behr's excellent performance at Sea- 
bright when he defeated McLoughlin, it would be hard to imagine a man last 
season entering a tournament with but little practice and taking the measure 

of the great "Comet." ^ o u • v,* «*t. 

The invitation tournament at Newport was a repetition of Seabnght, wltn 
Williams in the role of conqueror, and N. W. Niles, in one of the earlier rounds, 
playing the "Comet" to a standstill. 

At Forest Hills, in the National Championships, McLoughlin found himself 
on the easy side of the draw and forged his way to the finals without much 
to worry him. There, against W. M. Johnston, the new champion, he at times 
gave flashes of his former speed and, particularly, at critical times did he show 
some of the brilliancy and determination of his international play of the 
previous season. His relapses were too frequent, however, to regain the title. 

To the people who are debating the cause of this seeming slump, two explana- 
tions have been put forward. The first, that the tremendous energy McLough- 
lin has put into his game since he was a small boy has used him up to that 
extent that it has taken away from him that consistent superlative speed, if it 
may be called so. which made him a terror to his opponents and made his net 
game, in conjunction with his service, next to impossible to handle. The 
other, that throughout the summer of 1915 he played more in the back of the 
court than ever before and seemed to be continuously practising his ground 
strokes in order to be prepared against the time when age and stiffening mus- 
cles would prevent those speedy rushes to the net and conservation of energy 
become a necessity. To my mind the latter reason is untenable, for as he 
might do this in minor events, he certainly would put forward all his energy 
to the capture of the trophy on which he needed only one more win to have it 
become his property for all time. The first I can hardly hold tenable. It 
would be difficult to apply to a man only twenty-seven years of age. One must 
look further for the seeming explanation of a lessening of power in a man 
who keeps in the best of training and takes the best care of himself. 

Karl Behr's annual comeback is worthy of mention, he having played some 
excellent tennis, and. for one who has but little time to devote to the game, 
his showing was much beyond the ordinary. Johnston had to play some of his 
best tennis to defeat him in the National Championships, and Behr seemed 
still endowed with that unwonted energy and "bulldog" determination which 
bas always been his piece de resistance in the past. 



12 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

It was regrettable that John R. Strachan of California was unable, on 
account of business, to play in the East. From all accounts he would undoubt* 
edly have taken a place among the first five. 

The veterans T. R. Pell and N. W. Niles both played a better brand of 
game than the season before. G. M. Church, of whom much was expected on 
account of his defeat of Williams in the Intercollegijftes of 1914. spent most 
of his summer in the West, and upon his return, just before the National 
Championships, found the time too short to become used to the difference in 
climate and conditions of play. 

W. M. Washburn played some excellent and some indifferent tennis. 

D D D 

One of the most interesting developments of the season was the increase in 
interest among the younger element in the East. Under the leadership of the 
West Side Tennis Club, many other organizations held tournaments for boys 
under eighteen years of age, and the result was the uncovering of an almost 
unbelievable amount of talent among the juniors. The Metropolitan Junior 
Championships, held just after the National Championships, for the Goddard 
Weld Saunders Bowl, attracted one hundred and eight entries in the singles. 
Among the boys worthy of mention, besides Charles S. Garland, the sixteen- 
year-old Pittsburgh wonder, who was in a class by himself, were Elliott 
Binzen, the Fordham University player ; Herbert Forster of Yonkers ; George 
P. Throckmorton of Elizabeth. N. J., brother of Harold A. Throckmorton. 
National Interscholastic Champion ; H. P. Guiler of the West Side Tennis Club 
and St. Paul's School ; L. M. Banks of Brooklyn, and Irving C. Plitt of Long 
Island. Cecil Donaldson of Brooklyn provided a lot of interest with his 
sterling play, considering he was only fourteen years of age. Reports of 
other junior tournaments from every part of the country conclusively show 
that the ranks of the tennis players who have, gradually been withdrawing 
from active competition will be amply replenished. 

n D D 

No new teams of any consequence made their appearance and the United 
States still remained in the unique position of having no really high grade 
combination. True. W. M. Johnston and C. J. Grifiin wrested the champion- 
ship away from M. E. McLoughlin and T. C. Bundy. but when one takes into 
consideration that Bundy had only four days' practice on turf during the 
season and the aforementioned slump of McLoughlin. their five-set match was 
not much to boast about. Bundy's bit of sportsmanship in defending the title, 
though badly out of condition, is another instance of the attitude of the 
American tennis player. 

D D D 

The increased interest in the game shown by the women was due in a 
large part to the appearance of Miss Molla Bjurstedt. the Norwegian player, 
and Mrs. George W. Wightman, formerly Miss Hazel Hotchkiss. in tournament 
competition. Miss Bjurstedt carried off the honors at three out of the four 
meetings and won the women's championship. 



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More interest was also taken in the mixed doubles, the untiring efforts of 
Mrs. Barger-Wallach in urging the better players to take part in special invi- 
tation events of this character having its effect. 

D D D 

The sad condition of European affairs prevented any of the big three con- 
tinental championships being held. Great Britain. France. Germany, in fact, 
all of the v/arring nations canceled their meetings. Australia alone ran off 
the Australasian championships and the account received in America was very 
meager. Naturally enough, the sad death of Anthony F. Wilding and the 
departure of Norman E. Brookes for the front robbed the tournament of much 
of its interest. 

D D D 

The tremendous growth of the game in the United States was not only 
reflected in the increased number of players and spectators but also in the 
better management of the tournaments. The standard of umpiring and lining 
was far ahead of the season before. The players themselves seemed to realize 
that if they desired to have competent officials for their own matches they 
must do as they would be done by and volunteer their services when not 
engaged in playing. 

At the present writing it seems but fair to predict that again during the 
season of 1916 tennis interest will be wholly centered in the United States 
and that wo will have to act as the guardians of the morals of the game, 
if such an expression is allowable. This, as the game grows in popularity, 
becomes a harder and heavier responsibility, for we must show the European 
nations after the conflict is over that we have been good guardians of that 
to which we have fallen. heir. 




EDWARD C. CONLIN. 



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Umpiring and Lining 

By Edward C. Conlin. 

[Mr. Conlin is a life member of the West Side Tennis Club of New York. Among 
■other biy matt-hes, he umpired in the Davis Cup of 1913-1914 and the finals of the 
1915 National Singles and Doubles. — Editor.] 

All the writers on lawn tennis- tell us that to become good players the 
first and most important thing to do is to "Keep your eye on the ball." 

To do good umpiring and lining, "Keep your eye on the ball" is just 
as much the golden lule. Couple this with concentration on the match that 
you are umpiring and you will do satisfactory work on any match at which 
you officiate. 

To explain the handling of a Davis Cup series or a National Championship 
is perhaps the best method by which to describe proper umpiring, lining and 
management of a match, it being borne in mind that the suggestions made 
can be modified in accordance with the importance of the contest and the 
number of officials available. 

The seat of the umpire's chair is about six feet from the ground, with a 
shelf about two feet from the ground placed inside the four supports of the 
chair. This shelf is used by the players as a place for extra rackets or 
anything else that they may want, such as rosin, extra shoelaces, sawdust 
(to dry their racket hands), adhesive tape, whatever they may want to drink, 
lemons halved to cleanse their mouths, and plenty of towels. An extra supply 
of balls should also be kept there. Under the chair and on the ground there 
should be two buckets of ice water for the players to bathe their faces and 
heads if it is necessary. 

Seventeen chairs for doubles, thirteen for singles — a folding wooden chair 
is the best — are placed in their proper stations, care being given to see that 
they are a sufficient distance from the lines to be well out of the players' way. 
■One of these chairs is for the net umpire, two are for the foot-fault umpire, 
and the remainder for the linesmen, of whom there are ten for a single 
match and fourteen for doubles. Another chair is placed alongside of the 
umpire's stand, to be occupied by an assistant scorer, who acts as a checker 
should the umpire become confused in his scoring. 

Near the court, in a position of advantage, is placed still another chair for 
the referee of the tournament, so that he may see the play and be immediately 
available in case the players should appeal to him from the umpire's decision, 
•or should he be called upon for any of the decisions that the rules make it his 
duty to give. 

All these chairs should be painted a dark green and numbered and a 
corresponding n amber should be given to each official by the referee, so that 
the umpires and linesmen may find their stations without confusion. 

It is most important for the proper conduct of a match that with the excep- 
tion of the players, the ball boys, and the officials named above, no other 
persons should be permitted inside the enclosure. 

The umpire's first duty upon coming to the court is to measure the height 
of the net at the center and at the posts with the measuring stick, to see if 
it is in accordance with the rules. He should then make sure that all his 
linesmen's and umpires' chairs are in position, and that his own chair is 
properly placed — centered to the net post, and about five feet away from it. 
The net should also be looked over to see that it is perfect and that there 
are no holes to let the ball through. 



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Attention to all these details goes to prevent any possible delays while 
the match is being played, for such delays are bad for the contestants and 
are not enjoyed by the gallery. 

While the players are warming up, the umpire should give one last look 
around to see that all his linesimen and umpires are at their stations and that 
everything else is in readiness. Then he should climb into his chair. 

After giving the players a reasonable length of time to warm up, he should 
ask them if they are ready. Upon receiving an affirmative reply, he should 
call: 

"Linesmen ready? Players ready?" 

If they are, there follows the call, "Play !" — and your match is on. 

Just before the player first serving gets into position, the umpire should 
announce : 

"Mr. So-and-so serving." 

Each player, as he serves for the first time, should be similarly announced. 

Rather than attempt to explain in a narrative way the further duties of 
the umpires and linesmen, it seems that they can be better given in the discon- 
nected form of the following paragraphs : 

At least once a year every player, and anyone who is going to fill the 
position of umpire, or linesman, should read in the Axntal the "Laws of 
Lawn Tennis," "Cases and Decisions" and "Regulations for the Management 
of Tournaments." It will also do no harm to read "Regulations for the 
International Lawn Tennis Association Davis Cup." 

The umpire should always remember that he is a sort of connecting link 
between the match and the gallery. He should announce his decisions and 
the score promptly and with decision, and in a good, loud voice, so that all can 
hear. He should be careful not to speak while the gallery is applauding, 
but should wait until the applause is finished. He should also — this is an 
especially important point — be most careful not to call the score while a 
player is serving, or while the ball is in play. 

One of the greatest benefits both to players and to spectators is for 
linesmen and foot-fault umpires to give their decisions in a voice that all 
can hear. 

The umpire should instantaneously repeat the decision of the linesmen and 
foot-fault umpire. This is by far the best method to follow, as it is next 
to impossible to obtain a full corps of officials all of whom will announce their 
decisions loudly enough for everyone to hear. 

Good ball boys are a great help to an umpire and a joy to the players. 
They can be made proficient only by careful training under a competent 
instructor. At a match, the umpire must watch the court and see that it is 
kept clear of balls. Whenever he sees a ball that has been overlooked by a 
boy, he should quickly call his attention to it. The ball boy must never go 
on a court while the ball is in play. 

In giving the game or set score, always call the server first. For example : 

"The games are one to four — Mr. So-and-so leads." First set. 

"The sets are two to one — Mr. So-and-so leading." 

The set score should be announced at the end of each set, and also during 
the playing of a set, say, about once every four games. 

The umpire should always keep tally on a score card. It is dangerous to 
try to keep it in your head. Cards for this purpose can be had for a very 



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small amount of moneJ^ A good score card will be found on the inside of 
the Spalding ball box cover. 

There are so many methods of keeping score that a most interesting article 
could be written on this subject. For the present it is enough to suggest 
that you should adopt whatever method you find most suitable to your use. 

Where the galleries are large, it is a good plan to instruct each linesman, 
as he calls '-out" or "fault," to signify his decision with a motion of his arm. 
Frequently the applause is so great that the linesman's voice cannot be heard ; 
by the umpire. i 

It has been found a most excellent plan, where a player obstructs the 
view of a linesman, to have the latter immediately call. "Can't see it," and 
then to have the umpire make the decision if the ball is out. 

It is the duty of the umpire to note the time that the players leave the 
court for their "rest period," He should go off the court with them, and keep 
them posted as to how much of their seven minutes has elapsed. He must 
see that they are back on the court when the time is up. 

Where a full corps of linesmen cannot be obtained, a very good plan to 
follow is to have a foot-fault umpire and one man on each side of the net, 
on the side of the court that is opposite the rmpire's chair. With this 
arrangement and good men, no match will suffer, o far as decisions go. 

In a match where there is just an umpire and no other officials, it should 
be arranged with the players that should they obstruct the umpire's view of 
the ball he shall say, "Call it," and the ball shall be played on their decision. 

Once a decision is made on a point, it should not be played over unless 
the rules so provide. This must be lived up to. 

The only duty of the Net Umpire is to call balls that go through the net. 

Lets should be called by the umpire, who is in a better position to make 
these decisions. 

Immediately at the conclusion of a match the umpire must turn in the 
score to the man in charge of the score board. 

The linesman has only one decision to make, and that is either "Out" or 
"Fault." He can hardly make his announcements too loud. 

He must keep his eye on the ball all the time it is in play. "Eyes on 
the ball, and nowhere else," should be his slogan. 

If he is asked by the umpire whether a ball is good, his answer must be 
prompt and decisive. He should sit quietly at his station, and remain 
as motionless as possible, as any movement annoys the players. ; 

A linesman must not under any circumstances leave his station without the! 
permission of the umpire and until another linesman has been put In his place., 

Foot-fault umpires should be most carefully chosen, and should be thoroughly] 
conversant with the foot-fault rule. In the early days of a tournament, when 
on account of the number of matches it is next to impossible to have a full 
corps of foot-fault umpires, it is a good plan to have four or five good men 
roaming around the courts, to watch the players and call foot-faults where 
necessary. 

Foot-fault umpires should remember that a foot-fault can only be called 
where they are positive that the rule has been broken. The player must 
receive the benefit of any doubt. 

There is no better way to learn good play and tactics than to serve as 
umpire or linesman in tournaments, and the best players in the country today 
are quite willing to act in those capacities. 

To serve as an official is an education and an honor. 




WILLIAM M. JOUNSTUN, 

California, 

National Champion of the United States. 



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National Championships 

By F. B. Alexander. 

The thirty-fifth tournament for the National Championships of the United 
States — and which might well be called last season the Championships of 
the World, as tennis was at a standstill in other countries on account of the 
war— began Tuesday, August 31, at the West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, 
Long Island, New York, after having been postponed Monday because of ram. 
It was of added interest, both to the veteran and tyro, as for the first time 
in the history of the game in the United States it was held on other than the 
traditional Newport Casino courts. From every side could be heard expres- 
sions of satisfaction at the general arrangements, and congratulations of 
highest order were showered upon Mr. Julian Myrick, president of the club, 
and his corps of able assistants for their splendid work. 

Mr. Robert D. Wrenn, president of the United States National Lawn Tennis 
Association and official referee of the tournament, took charge of matters im- 
mediately, and promptly had all the matches scheduled for 10 :30 A. M.- under 
way. Every detail of management had been anticipated. There was an efficient 
corps of umpires and linesmen, and an innovation was sprung by introducing 
a peripatetic squad of footfault umpires, who strolled from court to court 
good-humoredly curbing competitors who. through overanxiety or impetuosity, 
were infringing the strict rule regarding an unfair service. , a. ^„ 

The four championship courts, surrounded on three sides by grandstands 
and on the fourth by the club house, were in the pink of condition, as indeed 
were all the other courts. The weather conditions throughout the tournament 
were also perfect, the temperature being just hot enough to limber up tne 
players. 



First Round— Tuesday, August 31 



The first round, which was entirely completed Tuesday, brought forth no 
upsets, unless the defeat of Niles at the hands of Alexander can so be termed. 
True, Niles from his record during the season undoubtedly was the choice, 
but it must be remembered that Alexander had played but little in tourna- 
ments and practiced still less until the week before the championships, ihis 
match was staged on the court next to the club house, m the afternoon, ana 
resolved itself into the most bitterly fought of all the contests After three 
hours of solid play, both spectators and competitors were thoroughly ex- 
hausted. The two main features of the match were Niles' return of service 
and Alexander's low and ha^f' volleys. Both men were well acquainted with 
each other's style of game, and both wore old campaigners, consequently very 
nearly every "trick of the trade" was disclosed at some time or other. Alex- 
ander took 'the first set, 6/3, service counting until the eighth game, where 
Alexander broke through Niles' delivery and won the ninth on his own. bome 




MAURICE E. McLOUGHLIN. 
"The Comet." 



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fair tennis was discloscl in this set. Ak-xander taking the net on his service 
lll%iTrtn^.%.a S-^orae ZZuMl%i!y carried the games to S-all but was 

?„°o*sSU?^ 'b'„S'er^yTbrca?l(4 <ff' iU^e'rU^'t'oX^.t., few of wMcl., 

''7l7rtV?e?t%ftlif'?flsrSme through with ease BCL^^^ 

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*w\'^s1,ra^h,e?o'strdrrw:S„"u'|STo ^oSu-nSaVt-hl raV/aVuraoy of the 
Harvard man. 

Second Round— Wednesday, September 1 

Wednesday made its appearance bright and f^i^^^^^^ ^raw 

promised some fine clashes, nor wo^e the ^^^husiasts aisappoiuie 
est match, and one interesting through f^^^^^^^^Y/Vas ^the one between 

S"iffa*."d^!aLoTh'oth«''J!ay^e"i ?r a %'ea'l Vtln^^^ la^eUne ga.e. Both 




JULIAN S. MYRICK, 
President West Side Tennis Club. Forest Hills, Long Island, N. Y. 



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played their driyes good and deep, though with an entirely different method. 
Hall's topspin strokes, both forehand and backhand, were never better, and 
Johnson's chop strokes were also working well. The first set was by far 
the best tennis, though all through the match both played very steadily. 
Hall won out more on condition than anything else, as there was but little 
to choose between the two. 

W. M. Washburn vanquished George M. Church, the intercollegiate cham* 
pion, in four well played sets, thus causing the first upset. Washburn had 
one of his brilliant yet steady days and anticipated Church's peculiar but 
effective shots. Church's overhead work was not up to his usual standard ; 
possibly the fact that Washburn's lobs were timely and well executed ac- 
counted for this. The first set Washburn won, 7/5, taking the last four 
games after Church had the lead, 5/3. Washburn's accuracy towards the 
end of this set was the feature. Church again led at 4/1 in the second set, 
' only to have Washburn again pull up even. He then had a chance to win 
the set, 6/4, being within a point, but was unable to do so. However, he 
won it out, 11/9. This was Church's last stand and by masterlv playing 
Washburn won the next two sets, 6/4, 6/2. 

Inman gave R. N. Williams a good run in the first and third sets. Will- 
iams seemed a bit careless at times, but Inman was always after the ball 
and many times outguessed his famous opponent. 

Mathey was unable to do anything with McLoughlin's servic i until the third 
set, when he ran the score to 5/2 in his favor. McLoughlin braced and ran 
out the set, 8/6. He won the first two, 6/1, 6/2. 

T. R. Pell defeated E. H. Whitney in four sets, dropping the third, 6/0, 
but he was never in danger of losing, and had the match in hand at all times. 

W. M. Johnston experienced a great deal of trouble with Clarence Pell^ 
who ran him to three hard sets. 



Third Round — Thursday, September 2 

Thursday's star event was the crushing defeat of Washburn at the hands 
of T. R. Pell. A close match had been expected, with the odds in favor of 
Washburn, particularly after his fine showing the day before against Church. 
To give him full credit, Washburn tried everything. He changed his game, 
mixed up fast balls with slow ones, in fact, played every style of game at 
his command, but Pell was in one of those rare humors when nothing was 
too difficult for him to accomplish. His great backhand was working with its 
usual accuracy, and he developed an offensive forehand which was very use- 
ful. His net play, usually mediocre in singles, also improved materially, 
though he depended mostly on his ground strokes. His service had plenty 
of steam to it, and his percentage of first service was high. Try as he 
might. Washburn was unable to capture a set and Pell won, 6/4, 6/4, 6/3. 

Hall, though palpably suffering from the effects of his hard match the day 
before, gave Williams all he wanted while he lasted. He lost the first set. 




E. NORRIS WILLIAMS, 2ND, 

Philadelphia, 

Clay Court Champion, 1915. 



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6/3, and the second, 9/7. These two sets were most interesting to watch, 
the driving duels and court covering being especially fine. Time and again 
one or the other would place the ball seemingly out of reach, and time and 
again a splendid "get" would result. Hall tired badly towards the end of 
the third set, but won it, 6/3. He had shot his bolt, however, and Williams 
walked through the fourth, 6/1. These two meritorious performances of 
Hall's were all the more noticeable, as he had been playing much in-and-out 
tennis during the earlier part of the season. 

Robert LeRoy gave Karl Behr a good rub, Behr winning in four sets. It 
is a peculiar thing that LeRoy always seems to be able to extend Behr to the 
limit. LeRoy's forehand drives and passing shots were very well executed, 
and his "tennis sense" always in evidence. Often he would catch Behr flat- 
footed off his balance. Behr depended on straight hard tennis, pulling off at 
times remarkable shots, and again usually falling down on the easy ones. 
The score of all the sets was 6/4, LeRoy winning the first. 

Leonard Beekman surprised his friends by taking a set from McLoughlin, 
and though McLoughlin at all times had the control, he had to keep going 
at top speed to keep his young opponent in hand. Beekman showed good 
tactical knowledge and handled McLoughlin's service with better results than 
the score would indicate, pulling many of the games to deuce. The- score was 
6/2, 3/6, 6/2, 6/2. 

Alexander defeated S. Howard Voshell in straight sets, 6/4, 6/4, 6/2. 
Again Alexander's volleying aided him to chalk up another win. 

W. M. Johnston never gave Watters a chance to get started and won 
easily, 6/2, 6/1, 6/2. Griffin defeated Dawson in straight sets, one of which 
went to deuce, and the hard hitting Hunter got mixed up in his second five-set 
match, defeating G. A. L. Dionue, 10/8, 6/3, 2/6, 2/6, 6/3. 



Fourth Round — Friday, September 3 

The Johnston-Behr match was the star event of Friday's play, and when 
the smoke cleared off the battlefield Johnston emerged the victor in four 
beautifully played sets, 3/6. 6/3, 6/2. 7/5. A point description of this match 
would be intensely interesting. Both players throughout cast discretion to 
the winds and each return, no matter how difficult, was met with the solid 
intention of finishing up the point then and there. Behr starte'l at full 
speed and. taking advantage of a spell of wildness on Johnston's part, 
slammed his way through the first set. By this time Johnston was thor- 
oughly warmed up, and with every game his play improved. He disclosed 
an attack at the net upon which it would be difficult to improve. He handled 
Behr's hard drives around his feet with heartbreaking ease, and anything 
above his waist was returned for a sure kill. Such a net attack on his own 
service, together with his powerful forehand and accurate backhand drives 
off the return of service, was more than Behr could cope with. Try as he 
might, Behr was unable to stem the tide and Johnston ran out two sets, 6/3, 



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6/2. After the usual seven minutes rest tbe men returned to tlie fray. Both 
were in perfect condition. Johnston continued his great playing, but met 
stiffer resistance. Behr's shots were true and well placed. Many errors 
were chalked up to each player, but few could be termed inexcusable, the 
speed with which the ball was traveling being accountable generally for the 
nets and outs. Each won his service to 3-all, when Johnston liroke through, 
winning the deciding point by a netcord shot, which just rolled over. This 
critical point decided the battle, as Johnston won his service, making it 
set and match. 

The McLoughlin-Alexander match was interesting in the fact that it was 
expected that the veteran would force McLoughlin to show his full hand 
and in some ways he did. For two sets Mcl^oughlin showed his old speed. 
His brilliant rushes to the net on his powerful service reminded one of the 
McLoughiiu-Brookes match in the Davis Cup the year before. lie had plenty 
of stuff on his service and mixed up fast ones and spinners with bewildering 
Irregularity. Alexander was helpless before this attack and quickly lost 
the first two sets, 6/3, 6/2. From the sublime to the ridiculous is a wide 
jump, but this is what occurred in the third set. McLoughlin seemed to 
lose entire control of the ball, even his service slowing down enough to allow 
Alexander to pass him time after time. In consequence, Alexander's game im- 
proved and he took the third set, 6 1. The fourth set was closer than the 
score indicates. The losing of one service game by Alexander put the set on 
ice for McLoughlin, 6/3. This match was typical of McLoughlin's play 
during tbe season, as he seemed unable to go the full route at high speed. 

Of the other matches in this round, William Rand, Jr., defeated Craig Bid- 
die in a hard five-set match, 3/6, 6/3, 6/3, 2/6, 6/3. The overworked Hunter 
again won out in five sets, defeating Pfaffman by the same score. Irving 
Wright took the measure of Bernon S. Prentice in straight sets, 7/5, 6/4, 6/1. 
Pell kept up his good work, smothering C. M. Bull, Brooklyn's last hope, 
6/1, 6/2, 6/3. Williams won with ease from Adoue, the Texan, 6/3, 6/1, 6/0, 
and Griffin accounted for Law, 6/2, 6/4, 6/2. 

Fifth Round — Saturday, September 4 

Saturday found the two Californians, Johnston and Griffin, pitted against 
each other. Johnston was, of course, favored, but Griffin gave an excellent 
account of himself. Johnston walked away with the first two sets, 6/2, 6/1 ; 
then, much to tlie surprise of everyone. Griffin, by fine court tactics and good 
judgment, took the next two after fighting desperately for every point. Both 
went to deuce before he won them at 8/6, 7/5. Johnston fairly burnt up the 
court with his speed in the last set and quickly finished up, 6/1. 

William Rand put up some stiff opposition in his match with Williams, 
finally succumbing in straight sets, 8/6, 7/5, 6/1. Williams again showed 
a tendency to experiment with his strokes and took matters rather easily. 

McLoughlin had no trouble with Hunter, 6/2, 6/4, 6/0. 

Pell fairly breezed through Wright, 6/3, 6/1, 6/1. Wright's cjiop stroke, 
which on account of its low bound was expected to give Pell trouble, seemed 
to fit right into Pell's game. 

Sunday intervening, the four men left to battle for the oriflamme of the 
tennis world had a much needed day's rest. This was particularly useful 
in Johnston's case, as his path had been the hardest of the four. The mental 
wear and tear of two matches in succession against such players as Behr and 
Griffin alone was enough to mean the losing of a close match. 

Semi-Final Round — Monday, September 6 

It was fitting that a Labor Day crowd should witness the defeat of a cham- 
pion and the crowning of a new king in one of the most stubbornly con- 
tested matches ever played. The grandstands were crowded. A conservative 
estimate of the number of enthusiasts present can be taken from the fact 
that the capacity of the two big stands was 7,000, and there were about 2,000 
in the extra •"windbreaker" and club house, making about 9,000 in all, and 




1, N. W. Niles. the Boston expert, ranked No. 6 in 1915; 2, W. Merrill Hall, of New 
York, ranked No. 10 in 1915. 



TWO PROMINENT EASTERN PLATERS. 



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ccmparing very favorably with the Davis Cup matches of 1914. The playing 
conditions were perfect, and nothing more could have been desired in the stage 
setting. 

When the two men took the court Williams was a slight favorite, not that 
his tennis up to this point in the tournament had been any better than 
Johnston's, but because many believed that in such an important match 
he woul 1 lay aside his carelessness and show some of the sound tennis which 
he had played in the Newport invitation tournament two weeks previous. 
Williams started erratically, and, mainly through errors on his part, Johnston 
ran the games to 5/1 in the first set before the Philadelphlan found himself. 
Williams' game was of the hlt-or-mlss variety, an earned point or an error. 
The Callfornlan then rose superbly to the occasion and slowly started to 
climb. When 5-all was called, which the spectators greeted with a volley of 
applause, Johnston had had four chances to draw first blood, but seemed 
unable to pull off one of his brilliant shots at this critical time. Putting 
evervthing he had Into his strokes, Williams took the next two games and 
the set, 7/5. The type of game Williams was playing showed what chances 
he was taking. He compiled seventeen earned points In the first set — a 
truly remarkable number — but his error column was correspondingly high. 
Again Johnston ran Into a good lead In the second set, and again Williams 
gave a fine exhibition of nerve and finally evened the games at 4-all. This 
was of no avail, however, as a spell of wlldness gave the second set to 
Johnston, 6/4. The third set was well played, each man winning his service 
four times. Johnston won the next game and again lost a chance to salt 
away a set. Williams pulled out the game and took the next two and set, 
7/5. It was now two sets to one, with Williams leading, and the wise ones 
predicted the match was over. To their surprise, from the very start of 
the fourth set Williams seemed worried and lacking In confidence. After 
winning the first game Williams dropped three in a row. Bunched errors 
bv Johnston gave the fifth game to the Philadelphlan. Again three In a row 
for Johnston gave him the set and the score, 22 errors out of 28 points, 
goes far to tell the story of the set, Johnston mainly contenting himself 
with Gibraltar-like steadiness, while Williams seemed helpless. Johnston 
showed the effect of the psychology of the game In the fifth set. He cut 
loose with a wonderful burst of speed from the very beginning and showed 
supreme confidence In his ability to pull off every shot in his repertoire. ^ Will- 
iams made a despairing rally in the early part, taking one of Johnston s ser- 
vices and leading at 2/1. Then Williams weakened and Johnston took four 
games in a canter. The last and deciding game Williams ran to 40-10, but 
Johnston, by superb tennis, took five points straight and the match. 

An analysis of the match shows Johnston and Williams even In earned 
points with 44 each, but the error columns tell the tale, with Williams 14 
errors ahead of the Callfornlan. ^ ,, ^ , ^ .. i. ^ ..• 

The other semi-final, between McLoughlln and Pell, to«k but a short time 
to play Pell was unable to hold his own services and helpless on McLough- 
lln'8 A despairing brace In the third set furnished Pell with five games, the 
first two sets having been won easily by the "Comet." Pell's famous back- 
hand was not going as well as usual and, much to the surprise of all, most 
of McLoughlln's points were gained by pounding that seemingly Invulnerable 
Bpot Pell's service was severe, but not well placed and always found Mc- 
Loughlln in position. McLoughlln played good tennis all the way, but was 
not forced any great extent. 

Final Round — Tuesday, September 7 

Again a perfect day greeted the two Callfornlans, and everyone settled 
back to witness the battle of giants. Could Johnston cope with that 42-centl- 
meter service and would the "Comet" show that he still held something up 
his sleeve'' That "something" which had made him tho conqueror of the 
mlghtv Brookes and the steady Wilding In 1914. Out In California Johnston 
had been pressing hard on the heels of his more famous rival, but had been 
just unable to turn the trick. Both men showed plainly the nervous strain 
of the seven davs of hard competition. Johnston was, If anything, suffering 
the most from its effects. The tale of the first set Is soon told Johnston 
got away to a bad start and McLoughlln, playing with great brilliancy, 




G. M. CHURCH, 

New Jersey. 

Delaware State, Northwestern and 

Western Champion. 



M. WASIir.URN, 
New York. 
Metropolitan Champion and Winner of 
Southampton Invitation. 

Brown Bros., Photo. 



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allowed his young opponent but one game. McLoughlin made but five errors 
in this set. A complete reversal of form occurred in the second set. John- 
ston pulled himself together, and with the aid of a big slump on Mac's part, 
took the set as easily as he had lost the first, at G/0. Five errors only were 
recorded against Johnston and he had complete command. Thus far, more 
in-and-out tounis could hardly be imagined. With the score ono-set-all. the 
fireworks started. McLoughlin braced. Sterling tennis on the part of both 
carried the games to 2-all. Johnston won his service, then took McLough- 
lin's and won his own, making it 5/2. To this point Johnston's game was 
a revelation. Again his low volleying counted for point after point and 
that fearful delivery of the "Comet" had no terrors. A splendid brace by 
"Mac" carried the games to 5-all, but he was unable to hold the pace and 
Johnston won the next two games an<l third set, 7/5. The fourth set found 
both men going at top speed and both very nervous. Johnston looked as if 
at any moment the strain would be too much for him and McLoughlin was 
gritting his teeth to keep himself at high pressure. Each won his service to 
2-all. With determination written in every line of his face McLoughlin took 
the next two games. Johnston at this time pulled off some of the best shots 
of the match and evened the score at 4-all. It was easy to see that McLough- 
lin had lost confidence in his backhand, which had been the vulnerable point 
In his defense, and he was now using up much of his reserve power in run- 
ning around the ball. Johnston won his service, and in the next game was 
within a point of the championship. Again that splendid courage which has 
always been linked with the name of McLoughlin came to the "Comet's" 
aid, and he pulled out the game. Five-all and Johnston discouraged by his 
lost opportunity dropped his service. McLoughlin looked to have the set and 
was within a point of it twice. The excitement was intense. Johnston 
steadied himself, and with some beautiful tenuis took the game 6-all and each 
earned his service, 7-all. Again McLoughlin took Johnston's delivery. A long 
deuce-and-vantage game, a net-cord stroke for Johnston and a superb volley 
and the score was 8-all. Both men were showing exhaustion, but hanging 
on like grim death. Another deuce game on Johnston's service and another 
of his remarkable volleys accounted for the game point. Long rallies marked 
the final game, with Johnston the stronger. At 15-40 in his favor, Johnston 
netted and then made the point necessary to clinch the championship, as' 
well earned as any played in the last twenty years. 

To summarize briefly, excellent tennis, fine weather, and perfect playing 
conditions will cause the national championships of 1915 to go down in the 
history of lawn tennis as the most successful up to the present time. Sum- 
mary of the final round : 

FIRST SET. 

Point Score. Points. Games. 

Johnston 2 1 4 2 2—11 1 

McLoughlin 4 4 4 4 2 4 4—26 6 

STROKE ANALYSIS. 

Nets. Outs. Place. Service. Dble. Faults. 

Johnston 5 5 3 1 

McLoughlin 4 3 18 2 1 

SECOND SET. 

Point Score. Points. Games. 

Johnston 5 5 4 4 4 4—26 6 

McLoughlin 3 3 2 1 1—10 

STROKE ANALYSIS. 

Nets. Outs. Place. Service. Dble. Faults. 

Johnston 2 " 2 7 1 

McLoughlin 8 10 4 1 1 




W, F. JOHNSON, 
Philadelphia. 



FREDERICK C. INMAN, 
New York. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 33 

THIRD SET. 

Point Score. Points. Games. 

.Tolinston 4 1 4 2 4 '. 4 1 1 1 4 4—34 7 

McLou-lilin 2 4 1 4 1 2 1 4 4 4 0—27 5 

STROKE ANALYSIS. 

Nets. Outs. Place. Service. Dble. Faults. 

Johnston ! 8 . 3 12 3 2 

McLoughlin 11 g 13 1 

FOURTH SET. 

Point Score. Points. Games. 

Jolinston 4 2 4 4 3 2 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 3 1 6 6 4—69 10 

McLoughlin 1 4 1 6 5 4 1 02 7 6 3 1 5 4 4 4 2—60 8 

STROKE ANALYSIS. 
Nets. Outs. Place. Service. Dble. Faults. 

Johnston 20 18 32 1 2 

McLoughlin 19 16 20 1 

Totals— Johnston, 3 s.ets, 24 games, 140 points; McLoughlin, 1 set, 19 games, 123 points. 

RECAPITULATION. 

Nets. Outs. Place. Service. Dble. Faults. 

Johnston 35 28 54 4 6 

McLouglilin 42 37 50 4 3 

Summary o£ the 1915 Championship 

FIRST ROUND— Louis Graves d. Norman Johnson, 6/3, 6/4, 6/4; Ward Dawson d. J 
G. McKay. 6/3, 2/6, 4/6, 6/2, 6/1; C. S. Garland d. W. D. Cunningham, 6/3, 3/6, 7/5, 6/3; 
C. J. Griffin d. Sid Thayer, 6/2, 6/2, 6/1; G. W. Wightman d. C. W. MacmuUen, 6/3, 6/1, 
5/7, 6/4; E. T. Toland d. Fenimore Cady, 6/3. 6/4, 2/6, 8/6; J: S. O'Neale, Jr., d. W. M 
Blair, 9/7, 6/2, 6/2; B. C. Law d. C. A. Major, 4/6, 6/2, 6/4, 7/5; D. S. Watters d. A. H. 
Man, Jr., 4/6, 1/6, 8/6, 8/6, 6/2; Hugh Tallant d. J. W. Anderson, 6/4, 6/0, 8/6; W. M. 
Johnston d. H. H. Hackett, 6/1, 6/2, 10/8; C. C. Pell d. L. F. Turnbull, 6/1, 9/7, 9/7; K. 
H. Belir d. H. C. Martin, 6/1, 6/3, 8/6; G. W. Pliillips d. H. L. Bowman, 6/2, 6/4, 6/0; 
H. S. Parker d. Charles Chambers, 6/3, 4/6. 6/2, 6/3; Robert Le Rov d. William Rosen- 
baum, 7/5, 6/3, 6/0; R. C. Thomas d. S. E. Palmer, 6/2, 6/3, 6/1; A. E. Copeland d. J. S. 
Eaton, 6/4, 5/7, 6/0, 6/4; J. B. Adoue, Jr.. d. P. S. Brinsmade, 3/6, 6/2, 6/3, 6/1; Richard 
Stevens d. A. M. Kidder, 6/4, 3/6, 6/2, 6/3; F. C. Inman d. C. L. Childs, 7/5, 6/2, 6/3; R. 
N. Williams, 2d, d. Adrian Riker, by default; W. F. Johnson d. E. H. Hooker, 6/0, 6/1, 
6/1; W. M. Hall d. Chand Burrows, 6/2. 0/6, 6/1, 6/2; Craig Biddle d. H. W. Forster, 
6/2, 6/3, 6 2; E. W. Peaslee d. Robert Rand, 6/3, 6/2, 6/2; L. W. Knox d. J. W. Gearv. 
Jr., 6/4, 4/6, 6/4, 6/2; L. I. Grinnell d. T. A. Robinson, 6/2, 6/2, 6/2; J. H. Blackstone d. 
F. A. Fall, 7/5, 4/6, 7/5, 6/1; W. L. Pate d. B. F. Drake. 3/6, 6/3, 7/5, 6/2; William 
Rand, 3d, d. J. G. Thomas, 6/0, 7/9, 6/1, 5/7, 6/4; W. I. Plitt d. B. Da Silva, 6/1, 6/0, 
6/2; W. S. Anderson d. S. P. Henshaw, 6/4, 6/1, 6/1; F. T. Hunter d. M. Sargeant, 6/3, 
6/2, 6/2; G. A. L. Dionne d. Middleton De Camp, 7/5, 6/2, 11/9; P. A. Vaile d. S R. 
McAllister, 2/6, 6/4, 7/5, 6/4; C. J. Post, Jr., d. F. W. Cole, by default; J. S. Pfaffman 
d. Russell Brown, 6/3, 3/6, 6/0, 6/2; W. A. Campbell d. Felix Doubleday, 6/3, 6/2, 7/5; 
J. T. Allen d. P. W. Gibbons, 7/9, 6/1, 5/7. 6/0, 7/5; W. H. Wood d. R. S. Stoddart, 6/3, 
3/6, 7/5, 6/1; Leonard Beekman d. A. H. Allen, by default; Dean Mathev d. Dudlev Rob- 
erts, 6/1, 7/5, 6/0; M. B. McLoughlin d. E. F. Kuhn, 6/1, 6 a, 6/0; C. L. Johnston, Jr., d. 
A. S. Cragin, 8/6, 10/8, 8/6; S. H. Voshell d. R. B. McClave, 6/3, 6/4, 6/2; Phillip Rob- 
erts d. Walter Roberts. 6/3. 0/6, 6/4, 4/6, 6/4; F. B. Alexander d. N. W. Niles, 6/3, 5/7, 
7/5, 8/10, 6/2; B. S. Prentice d. W. D. Bourne, 6/0, 6/3, 6/0; A. H. Coffey d. Harold 
Swain, 6/4, 6/4, 6/1; R. L. Baggs d. Cornelius Boocock, 6/0, 6/1. 6/2; B. M. Phillips d. 
T. H. S. Andrews, 6/3, 6/2, 6/3; I. C. Wright d. R. J. Sommor. 6/0, 6/0, 6/0; G. C. Caner 
d. J. S. Cushman, 6/2, 6/2, 6/1; F. T. Frelinghuysen d. E. F. Thomas, Jr.. 6/2. 6/1, 8/6; 
H. D. Harvey d. Irving Riker, 7/5, 6/1, 4/6. 7/5; E. H. Whitney d. Harold Throckmor- 
ton, 6/3, 4/6, 6/4. 6/1; T. R. Pell d. Alan Fox, 6/2, 6/0, 6/2; W. M. Washburn d. E. J. 
Newhouse, 6/0, 6/2, 6/4; G. M. Church d. G. S. McKearin, 6/1, 6/0, 6/2; A. Bassford, Jr., 
d. G. H. Nettleton, 6/4, 7/9, 6/2, 7/5; C. M. Bull, Jr., d. L. E. Mahan, 4/6, 12/10, 6/2, 




T. R. PELL, KARL H. BEHR, 

New York. New York. 

Middle States Doubles Champions. 



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SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL, 35 

6/4; H. A. Plummer d. Lud. Van Deventer, 6/4, 6/3, 6/2; F. H. Harris d. C. L. Rusgell, 
6/1, 6/1, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Dawoon d. Graves, 6/2, 8/6, 10/8; Griffin d. Garland, 
6/3, 2/6, 6/2, 6/3; Wightman d. Toland, 6/3, 6/1, 6/1; Law d. O'Neale, 4/6, 6/2, 6/4, 6/4; 
Watters d. Tallant, 6/1, 6/2, 6/4; W. M. Johneton d. C. C. Pell, 8/6. 6/4, 6/4; Behr d. G. 
W. Phillips, 6/0, 6/3, 6/4; Le Koy d. Parker, 6/2, 6/4, 10/8; Thomas d. Copeland, 3/6, 
6/2, 6/4, 6/3; Adoue d. Stevens, 6/3, 1/6, 6/4, 2/6, 7/5; WillianiB d. Inman, 7/5, 6/1, 9/7; 
Hall d. W. F. Johnson, 18/16, 4/6, 6/2, 4/6, 6/2; Biddle d. Peaslee, 6/2, 6/1, 6/0; Grlnnell 
d. Knox, 7/5, 6/2, 6/1; Pate d. Blacketone, 6/1, 6/1, 6/4; Rand d. Plitt, 6/0, 6/0, 6/2; 
Hunter d. Anderson, 7/5, 4/6, 4/6, 6/1, 6/1; Dionne d. Vaile, 6/3, 6/0, 6/2; Pfaffman d. 
Poet, 6/3, 6/0, 6/0; Campbell d. Allen, 7/5, 6/3, 3/6, 6/2; Beekman d. Wood, 6/1, 6/1, 6/2; 
McLoughlin d. Mathey, 6/1, 6/2, 8/6; Voshell d. C. L. Johnston, Jr., 6/2, 8/6, 6/2; Alex- 
ander d. P. Roberts, 6/4, 6/1, 6/1; Prentice d. Coffey, 6/8, 7/5, 7/5, 6/1; B. M. Phillip* d. 
Baggs, 7/9, 6/2, 4/6, 6/4, 6/0; Wright d. Caner, 6/2, 0/6, 6/1, 6/3; Freylinghuysen d. Har- 
vey, 3/6, 6/1, 9/7, 4/6, 6/4; T. R. Pell d. W^iituey, 6/3, 6/4, 0/6, 6/3; Washburn d. Chnrch, 
7/5, 9/11, 6/4, 6/2; Bull d. Bassford, 4/6, 6/4, 6/4, 6/2; Harris d. Plummer, 6/4, 6/2, 3/6, 6/S. 
THIRD ROUND— Griffin d. Dawson, 6/3, 7/5, 6/2; Law d. Wightman, 5/7, 2/6, 6/4, 7/5, 
6/4; W. M. Johnston d. Watters, 6/2, 6/1, 6/2; Behr d. Le Roy, 4/6, 6/4, 6/4, 6/4; Adoae 
d. Thomas, 6/2, 7/5, 6/4; Williams d. Hall, 6/3, 9/7, 3/6, 6/1: Bidrtle d. Grinnell, 6/1, 6/2, 
6/2; Rand d. Pate, 6/1, 6/4, 6/1; Hunter d. Dionne, 10/8, 6/3, 2/6, 2/6, 6/3; Pfaffman d. 
Campbell, 7/5, 6/4, 6/1; McLoughlin d. Beekman, 6/2, 3/6, 6/2, 6/2; Alexander d. Voshell, 
6/4, 6/4, 6/2; Prentice d. B. M. PhillipB, 6/0, 6/3, 5/7, 6/0; Wright d. Frelinghuysen, 6/8, 
6/2, 6/0; Pell d. Washburn, 6/4, 6/4, 6/3; Bull d. Harris, 8/6, 5/7, 7/5, 6/2. FOURTH 
BOUND— Griffin d. Law, 6/2, 6/4, 6/2; Johnston d. Behr, 3/6, 6/3, 6/2, 7/5; Williams d. 
Adoue, 6/3, 6/1, 6/0; Rand d. Biddle, 3/6, 6/3, 6/3, 2/6, 6/3; Hunter d. Pfaffman, 3/6, 6/3, 
6/3, 2/6, 6/3; McLoughlin d. Alexander, 6/3, 6/2, 1/6, 6/3; Wright d. Prentice, 7/5, 6/4, 
6/1; Pell d. Bull, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3. FIFTH ROUND— Johni5ton d. Griffin, 6/2, 6/1, 6/8, 5/7, 
6/1; Williams d. Rand, 8/6, 7/5, 6/1; McLoughlin d. Hunter. 6/2, 6/4, 6/0; Pell d. Wright, 
6/3, 6/1, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Johnston d. Williams, 5/7, 6/4, 5/7, 6/2, 6/2; 
McLoughlin d. Pell, 6/2, 6/0, 7/5. FINAL ROUND— William M. Johnston d. M, E. 
McLoughlin, 1/6, 6/0, 7/5, 10/8. 




C. J. GRIFFIN AND W. M. JOHNSTON, 

California, 

National Doubles Champions, 1915. 



SPAIJ)ING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 



37 




National Challenge Doubles 

By F. B. Alexander. 

The "red letter" doubles match of the season was played at the West 
Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, Long Island, the day after the final singles 
match. It proved as exciting as one could desire, going to five sets before 
the final point was decided in favor of the challengers, W. M. Johnston and 
€. J. Griffin of California. M. E. McLoughlin and T. C. Bundy, the cham- 
pions, who had successfully held the championship for three years, went 
■down to honorable defeat. Bundy, though sadly lacking in condition on 
account of lack of practice, covered himself with glory and withstood for 
four sets the brunt of the attack, and though weary and exhausted, never 
let up in his efforts to stave off defeat. McLoughlin, wearied by his efforts 
in the singles, played a fair game, but not quite up to his usual standard. 
Johnston, notwithstanding his hard work in the singles, was easily the best 
of the four, b^ing the steadiest. Griffin played a heady but not over effective 
game. Good weather conditions prevailed. 

Johnston started proceedings by winning his service, McLoughlin won his 
at love and then Griffin dropped his. Bundy's deljvery was too much for the 
challengers and the score was 3/1. Service won to 4/2, when again Griffin 
failed and Bundy accounted for the first set, 6/2. The tennis in this set 
was poor, the points being mostly accounted for by errors. The games in 
the second set were all close and the play improved materially. Griffin, who 
had been much at fault, pulled himself together and led the attack on Bundy, 
who weakened on one service, which was enough to account for the second 
set at 6/3 in Johnston and Griffin's favor. The third set was a repetition 
of the second, with Bundy losing his delivery in the third game and all the 
■others winning. Johnston was seen at his best in this set. He was always 
In position, hitting the ball hard, and his judgment was excellent. The set 
went to the challengers at 6/4. 

Fireworks were about due, and they came with a vengeance in the fourth 
set. The first three games went with the service, but Griffin lost the fourth. 
Johnston's speedy forehand drives were the telling factor on McLoughlin's 
delivery, which the challengers took. Johnston then dropped a close game 
and Bundy only just managed to squeeze through his, and the holders then 
took the set, 6/3. The fifth set was exciting only in the fact that it decided 
the contest. Service won in every case, excepting McLoughlin's service in 
the sixth game, which he lost, and the set went to Johnston and Griffin, 6/3. 
A peculiar phase presented itself in the fact that each side won 154 points, 
showing how close the match was. As an exhibition of high-class doubles 
the match was disappointing ; as a thrilling contest it was all that could 
be desired. 




M. E. McLOUGHLIN AND T. C. BUNDY, 

California, 

Ex-National Doubles Champions. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 



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Summary of the 1915 National Challenge Doubles 

FIRST SET. 
Point Score. Points. Gameg. 

Johnston and Griffin 4 10 6 3 2 3—19 2 

McLoughlin and Bundy 14 4 4 4 5 4 5—31 6 

Stroke Analyslt. 

Nets.Outs. Place. Serv. D.F. Nets. Outs. Place. Serv. D.F. 

Johnston 5 5 1 1 McLoughlin 5 2 8 2 

4 1 Bundy 8 2 3 11 



Griffin 3 



SECOND SET. 
Point Score. 

Johnston and Griffin 4 

McLoughlin and Bundy 2 



Peints. Gaines. 

3 4 5 4 2 5 8 4—34 « 

5 2 3 2 4 3 5 2—28 3 



Stroke Analysis. 
Nets. Outs. Place. Serv. D.F. Nets. Outs. Place.Serv. D.F. 

Johnston 2 6 9 McLoughlin 5 5 6 2 

5 1 Bundy 5 5 



Griffln 3 



THIRD SET. 

Point Score. Points. Games. 

Johnston and Griffln 474424372 4—41 6 

McLoughlin and Bundy 652141554 2—35 4 

Stroke Analysis. 
Nets. Outs.Place. Serv. D.F. Nets. Outs. Place. Serv. D.F. 

Johnston 5 5 11 1 McLoughlin 4 7 7 1 

5 Bundy 5 9 6 



Griffin 5 



FOURTH SET. 
Point Score. 

Johnston and Griffin 

McLoughlin and Bundy 4 



Points. Games. 



12 4 3 4 6 3—31 
4 4 2 5 6 4 5—40 



■Fohnston 7 

Griffin 4 



Stroke Analysis. 
Nets.Outs. Place. Serv. D.F. Nets. Outs.Place. Serv. D.F. 

5 110 McLoughlin .... 6 7 10 n 

6 3 Bundy 6 6 8 1 



FIFTH SET. 

Point Score. Points. Games. 

Johnston and Griffin 42424441 4—20 6 

McLoughlin and Bundy 24040 224 2—20 3 

Stroke Analysis. 
Nets.Outs. Place.Serv. D.F. Nets. Outs.Place. Serv. D.F. 

Johnston 5 2 8 11 McLoughlin 3 S 5 

Griffin 2 5 6 Bundy 3 5 

Totals — Johnston and GriflBn, 3 sets, 23 games, 154 points; McLoughlin and Bundy, 

2 sets, 22 games, 154 points. 

RECAPITULATION. 
Nets.Outs. Place. Serv. D.F. Nets. Outs. Place. Serv. D.F. 

Johnston 24 23 30 i 2 McLoughlin .... 23 24 36 5 

Griffln 17 22 23 2 Bundy ..22 27 17 1 S 




M. E. McLOUGHLIN AND T. C. BUNDY, 

California, 

Ex-National Doubles Champions. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 



3& 



Summary of the 1915 National Challenge Doubles 

FIRST SET. 

Point Score. Points. Games. 

JohnBton and Griffin 4 10 6 3 2 3—19 2 

McLoughlin and Bundy 14 4 4 4 5 4 5—31 6 

Stroke Analysis. 

Nets. Outs. Place. Serv. D.F. Nets. Outs. Place. Serv. D.F. 

Tohnston 5 5 1 1 McLoughlin 5 2 8 2 

Griffin 3 3 4 1 Bundy 82311 



SECOND SET. 
Point Score. 
Johnston and Griffin 4 

McLoughlin and Bundy 2 



Points. Qamea. 
4 5 4 2 5 8 4—34 6 

2 3 2 4 3 5 2—28 3 



Johnston 2 

Griffin 3 



Stroke Analysis. 
Nets. Outs. Place. Serv. D.F. Nets. Outs. Place. Serv. D.F. 
..2 6 9 McLoughlin .... 5 5 6 2 

J 5 1 Bundy 5 5 



THIRD SET. 
Point Score. 

Johnston and Griffin 4 7 4 

McLoughlin and Bundy 6 5 2 



Points. Games. 
4 2 4 3 7 2 4—41 6 

14 15 5 4 2—35 4 



Stroke Analysis. 
Nets. Outs. Place. Serv. D.F. Nets. Outs. Place. Serv. D.F. 

Johnston 5 5 11 1 McLoughlin 4 7 7 1 

Griffin 5 5 5 Bundy 5 9 6 



FOURl^H SET. 
Point Score. 

Johnston and Griffin 

McLoughlin and Bundy 4 



12 4 
4 4 2 



Stroke Analysis. 
Nets.Outs.Place.Serv. D.F. 

.lohnston 7 5 1 1 McLoughlin 6 

Griffin 4 6 3 Bundy 6 



Points. Games. 



3 4 6 3—31 
5 6 4 5—40 



Nets.Outs.Place.Serv. D.F. 



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FIFTH SET. 

Point Score. Points. Games. 

Johnston and Griffin 42424441 4—29 6 

McLoughlin and Bundy 24040 224 2—20 3 



Stroke Analysis. 
Nets.Outs.Place.Serv. D.F. Nets.Outs.Place.Serv. D.F. 

2 8 11 McLoughlin .... 3 8 5 

5 6 Bundy 3 6 

Totals— Johnston and GriflBn, 3 sets, 23 games, 154 points; McLoughlin and Bundy, 
2 sets, 22 games, 154 points. 

RECAPITULATION. 
Nets.Outs.Place.Serv. D.F. Nets.Outs.Place.Serv. D.F. 

Johnston 24 23 30 8 2 McLoughlin .... 23 24 36 5 

17 22 23 2 Bundy ..22 27 17 1 S 



Johnston 5 

Griffin 2 



Griffin 




FRED B. ALEXANDER. RAYMOND D. LITTLE. 

Two of the Old Guard. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 43 

Return Series — East vs. Pacific Coast 

By F. B. Alexander, 

Through the efforts of Mr. .Julian S. Myrlck, President of the West Side 
Tennis Club, a return match between the East and Pacific Coast was arranged 
to be played after the National Championships on the turf courts of the club. 

The California team was composed of Captain M. E. McLoughlin. ex-Na- 
tional Champion ; W. M. Johnston, National Champion ; C. J. Grifiin, National 
Doubles Champion ; and T. C. Bundy, ex-National Champion ; with Ward 
Dawson alternate — a truly formidable array. The Eastern team comprised 
Captain K. N. Williams, ex-National Champion ; K. H. Behr, the former Inter- 
nationalist ; N. W. Niies, Massachusetts State Champion ; T. R. Pell, the 
veteran, and W. M. Washburn, National Indoor Doubles Champion. 

Four matches were played in singles and two in doubles. The East won 
eventually three singles and one doubles after a disheartening l)eginning. 
Friday, September 10, was the first day, and M. E. McLoughlin faced Karl 
Behr in the opening match. The result was a disappointment to the East, 
as Behr fell a fairly easy victim to McLoughlin's slashing game. The weather 
was oppressively hot and both players had a hard job to keep from letting 
down. McLoughlin, notwithstanding this fact, had better control over the 
ball than in the National Championships and put up a very clever brand of 
tennis. Behr had great difficulty in handling his service, which had fine 
break and speed. McLoughlin lost the second set, 6/3, but won the last two, 
6/2, 6/2, after winning the first, 6^4. 

Pell and Bundy then had a five-set scrap, which produced some queer 
reversals of form. There was but little to choose between them until Bundy 
began to show signs of exhaustion. Pell won, 6/4, 2/6, 6/2, 3/6, 6/4. 

The first doubles match between the new Doubles Champions, Johnston and 
Griffin, and the Eastern Champions, Williams and Washburn, turned into 
a rout, the National Cliampions holding the balance of power all the way and 
winning, 6/4. 6/2, 6/4. 

Saturday dawned fair and hot, with the East one match down and the 
outlook serious. It looked worse when Griffin won the first set from Niles, 
6/4. Niles at this point took a big brace and was never afterward in danger, 
winning the match, 6/4, 6/3, 6/1. This was quite a surprise. The most 
interesting match, from the fact that it was a second meeting between the 
present champion and ex-champion, namely, W. M. Johnston and R. N. 
Williams, was then started. 

Williams played a fine brilliant game, but Johnston seemingly was feel- 
ing the effect of his tournament the week before. Williams won the first set 
at 6/4, in slack tennis. Johnston started the second with a burst of speed 
that reminded one of his former play and took six straight games. Williams 
steadied in the third set and won it, 6/4. The fourth set was the best played 
of the lot and Williams earned it. winning, 6/4. 

The last match staged. McLoughlin and Bundy vs. Pell and Behr, was a 
hummer, and the hard hitting and close volleying between McLoughlin and 
Behr was a treat. Pell and Behr broke through McLoughlin's service in the 
first set and annexed it. 6/4. The second set produced a terrific struggle, 
McLoughlin and Bundy finally taking Behr's service and the set, 10/8. The 
Westerners also won the third set, 8/6, after coming up from behind. The 
fourth set was a furious contest. McLoughlin and Bundy led at 6/5, and 
Bundy's service, only to lose it and the set, 8/6. The fifth set was equally 
well played and Pell and Behr only just managed to take it, 6/4. Summary : 

SINGLES. 
M. E. McLoughlin d. Karl H. Behr, 6/4, 3/6, 6/2, 6/2, 
T. R, Pell d. T. C, Bundy, 6/4, 2/6, 6/2, 3/6, 6/4. 
R. N. Williams, 2d d. W. M. Johnston, 6/4, 0/6, 6/4, 6/4. 
N. W. Niles d. C. J. Griffin, 4/6, 6/4, 6/3, 6/1. 

DOUBLES, 
Johnston-Griffin d, Williams-Washburn, 6/4, 6/2, 6/4. 
Behr-Pell d, McLoughlin-Bundy, 6/4, 8/10, 6/8, 8/6, 6/4. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 45 

National Preliminary Doubles 

Bt a. H. Lawson. 

The preliminary matches in the National Preliminary Doubles were played 
on the turf courts of the Onwentsia Club. Lake Forest, 111., bejjinning August 
10. In the first round the Eastern team, composed of R. N. Williams. 2nd. and 
W. M. Washburn, was drawn against the Pacific Coast champions, W. M. 
Johnston and C. J. Griffin. G. M. Church and Dean Mathey, representing the 
Northwest, drew the bye at the top, while Nat. Thornton and B. M. Grant, 
representing the South, and Walter T. Hayes and Ralph Burdick, representing 
the West, drew byes at the bottom. 

As in the Western, the games were much delayed by rain, with the result 
that while the first match was played as scheduled on August 10, the semi- 
finals and finals were not completed until August 13 and 14. Those who 
attended the matches, however, were rewarded with the most spectacular ten- 
nis that has been seen on the Onwentsia courts in years. In the preliminary 
round. .Tohnston and Griffin were forced to go five sets before they defeated 
Williams and Washburn. The Californians surpassed the Harvard pair in speed. 
The winners won the set by the narrow margin of four points. 185 to 181. 

Places. Aces. Outs. Nets. Dble. Faults. 

Johnston 24 1 26 41 1 

Griffin 21 31 30 6 

Williams 24 5 19 46 4 

Washburn 17 28 39 S 

On August 13, Johnston and Griffin encountered another pair worthy of their 
steel, in Church and Mathey, the Northwest champions. This match proved to 
be of an entirely different style of play than the preliminary. Church and 
Mathey resorted to lobbing, which disconcerted the coast team for a time. 
Church covered more ground than any of the players and Mathey aided him 
with wonderful stops of the volleys of the Californians. Griffin was a factor 
in the most points for his team, but made more nets and outs than his partner, 
Johnston, whose hard volleys gained them many points. 

Places. Aces. Outs. Nets. Dble. Faults. 

Johnston 32 26 48 2 

Griffin 28 1 41 30 1 

Church 31 38 29 7 

Mathey 23 31 30 9 

Hayes and Burdick easily defeated Grant and Thornton. The latter earned 
most of the points for the Southerners by excellent work at the net. but neither 
he nor his teammate could match the speed of the Western champions. 

Places. Aces. Outs. Nets. Dble. Faults. 

Hayes ....15 6 11 1 

Burdick 16 C 9 13 

Grant , 7 12 14 3 

Thornton 8 1 20 14 1 

The final was played on August 14. between Johnston and Griffin and Hayes 
and Burdick. The Californians tore the defense of the Westerners to tatters 
and smashed their way through to victory in straight sets. 

Places. Aces. Outs. Nets. Dble. Faults. 

Johnston 8 8 14 2 

Griffin 7 14 13 

Hayes 1 22 21 G 

Burdick 8 14 20 • 

SUMMARY NATIONAL PRELIMINARY DOUBLES, 
FIRST ROUND— Johnson and Griffin (Pacific Coast) d. Williams and Washburn 
(East), 6/8, 6/3, 7/9, 6/4, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND-Johnston and Griffin d. Church 
and Mathey (Northwest), 8fl0, S/6, 7/5, 4/6, 7/5; Hayes and Burdick (West) d. Grant 
and Thornton (South), 6/1, 6/0, 8/6. FINAL ROUND-Johnston and Griffin d. Hayes 
and Burdick. 6/2. fi/s fi/2^ 






MISS MOLL A BJtTRSTEDT, 

National Indoor and Outdoor Women's Champion, 1915. 

Copyright, 1915, by International Film Service. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 47 

National Women's Championships 

The twenty-ninth national women's cliampionships, held on the grass courts 
of the Philadelphia Cricket Club at St. Martin's, near Philadelphia, from June 
7 to 12, not only resulted in a decisive and well-deserved win for Miss Molla 
Bjurstedt of Christiauia. Norway, now residing in New York, but she achieved 
the honor of being the first foreigner to acquire the American title. 

Miss Bjurstedt came through her half of the tournament, losing only one 
set. that to Miss Martha Guthrie of Pittsburgh, in the semi-final round ; and 
as Miss Marv Browne, the standing-out champion, did not appear to defend. 
Miss Bjurstedfs match in the final round with Mrs. George W. Wightman 
decided the championship for another year. 

In the contest with Mrs. Wightman. Miss Bjurstedt lost the first set in a 
very evenly waged battle, the score being 6/4. Tne victory weakened Mrs. 
Wightman. having just recovered from an attack of diphtheria, and although 
she did well for a few games in the second set, she settled down to conserve 
her energies for the third set. She interposed even less resistance, however, 
and at no time in the set was there the slightest doubt as to the result. 

Starting slowly, and being uncertain and very anxious at the beginning. Miss 
Bjurstedt struck her gait in the early part of the second set. She improved 
steadilv and rapidlv from that time on. and the pace and directio of her 
shots left Mrs. Wightman, in her weakened condition, utterly unable to cope 
with them. 

Mrs. Wightman and Miss Eleanora Sears of Boston captured the women's 
doubles. They won rather handilv. although it looked for a time as if they 
would be defeated by the vigorous onslaught of Mrs. Marshall McLean and 
Mrs. G. L. Chapman. By slightly superior team work and more aggressive 
tactics Mrs. Wightman and Miss Sears managed to squeeze through to victory. 

Mrs. Wightman scored a second triumph in the mixed doubles, winning easily 
with Harry C. .Tohnson of Boston as her partner. 

The men's singles, which is always a competition in connection with the 
women's championships, was without the entry of Wallace Johnson, who con- 
fined himself to the mixed douliles. The winner was W. T. Tilden, Jr., who 
defeated Craig Biddle in a four-set match that was full of brilliance. 

The championships drew a record-breaking entry of seventy-four in the sin- 
gles, twenty-seven pairs in the doubles, and forty-four pairs in the mixed dou- 
bles. There was considerable class in the lists, but the luck of the draw 
brought the two great rivals for championship honors — Miss Bjurstedt and 
Mrs. "wightman — into opposite halves, and they seemed to be the logical oppo- 
nents in the final round. The summaries : 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. • 

FIRST ROUND— Miss Marion Vanderhoef d. Miss E. Cheston, 6/1, 6/1; Miss Phyllis 
Walsh d. Mrs. P>. F. P.ri^gs, 2/6, 6/1, 7/5; Miss Marion Cresswell d. Miss Eleanor Carey, 
7/5, 7/5: Miss M. Smith d. Mrs. I. W. Huff. 6/4. 6/3; Miss E. H. Katzenberg d. Miss C. 
Bullv, 6/0. 6/2; Mrs. A. J. D. Panl d. Miss E. Porter, 6/1, 6/1; Miss F. A. Ballin d. Miss 
H. P. Wright, 6/1, 6/2: Miss D. Seal d. Miss Elsie Hopkins, 6/1, 6/2; Miss Lncy P.ost- 
■wick d. Miss E. N. Meehan, 6/4, 11/9. SECOND ROUND— Mrs. William P. Newhall d. 
Miss Mildred Willard, 6/4, 6/3; Mrs. Theodore Cassebeer d. Miss Sarah Myers, 8/6, 6/2; 
Miss Eleanor Lindley d. Miss Susanne White, 3/6, 6/2, 6/4; Miss Molla Bjurstedt d. 
Mrs. C. R. Wainwright, 6/0, 6/1; Mrs. C. N. Beard d. Miss Miriam Steever, 6/1, 6/4; 
Miss Clare Cassel d. Miss A. F. Fleisher, 6/2, 6/0; Miss Martha Guthrie d. Miss Lucy 
Duhring, 6/1, 6/1; Miss Helen D. Alexander d. Mrs. L. Weitzel, 6/3, "/6, 6/3: Miss I. A. 
Kissel d. Miss M. A. Fleisher, 6/1, 6/0; Miss G. Delia Torre d. Miss M. O. Thayer, 3/6, 
6/0, 6/2: Miss Vanderhoef d. Miss Adele Cragin, 6/0, 6/0; Miss Cresswell 3. Miss Walsh, 
7/5, 10/8: Miss Agnes Kennedy d. Miss Smith, 6/1, 6/1; Mrs. Paul d. Miss Katzenburg, 
6/0, 6/3; Miss Ballin d. Miss Seal, 6/1, 6/1: Mrs. H. H. Smith d. Miss Bostwick, 6/2, 
6/3; Miss E. M. Fox d. Mrs. A. P. Morrison, 6/3, 6/0: Miss E. J. Ostheimer d. Mrs. O. 
D, Johnson, 6/1, 6/1; Mrs. Robert Le Roy d. Miss Edith Runk, 6/4, 6/3; Miss Alice Cun- 
ningham d. Miss M. Mvers, 6/4, 6/0; Mrs. Barger-Wallach d. Miss Hilda French, 6/2, 
6/3; Mrs. G. W. Wightman d. Mrs. David P. Wood, 6/2, 6/2; Miss Mary Williams d. 
Miss E. W. Smucker, 6/3, 6/3: Mrs. T. H. Cabot d. Miss C. T. Chase, 6/0. 6/2: Mrs. 
Forrest Kerbaugh d. Mrs. Robert Herold, 8/6. 6/3; Miss Eleanora Sears d. Miss Eliza- 
beth Henrv, 3/0, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— Mrs. Newhall d. Mrs. Robert Pope, by default: 
Miss Sheaf e 1. Mrs. Cassebeer, 6/4, 6/2; Miss Biurstedt d. Miss Lindley, 6/3, 6/0; Mrs. 




MISS MAR\' BROWNE, 
Ex-National Women's Champion. 



SrALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 49 

Beard (\. Miss Cassel, 6/1, 6/4; Miss Guthrie d. Miss Alexander, 6/1, 6/3; Miss Kissel d. 
Miss Gertrude Henrv, 6/2, 4/6, 6/2; Miss Vanderhoef d. Miss Delia Torre, 6/1, 6/2; Miss 
Kennedy d. Miss Cresswell, 4/6, 6/2, 7/5; Mrs. Paul d. Miss Ballin, 6/3, 3/6, 7/5; Miss 
Fox d. Mrs. Smith, 6/2, 6/3; Mrs. Le Roy d. Miss Ostheimer, 6/0, 7/5; Miss Cunningham 
d. Miss Dorothy Disston, 6/1, 6/2; Mrs. Marshall McLean d. Mrs. Barger-Wallach, 3/6, 
7/5, 8/6; Mrs. Wlghtman d. Miss M. B. Snyder, 6/1, 6/4; Mrs. Cabot d. Miss Williams, 
6/2, 6/1; Miss Sears d. Mrs. Kerbaugh, 6/0, 6/0. FOURTH ROUND— Miss Sheaf e d. Mrs. 
Newhall, 6/2, 6/2; Miss Bjurstedt d. Mrs. Beard, 6/4, 6/0; Miss Guthrie d. Miss Kissel, 
6/3, 6/3; Miss Vanderhoef d. Miss Kennedy, 6/1, 6/1; Miss Fox d. Mrs. Paul, 7/5, 6/4; 
Miss Cunningham d. Mrs. Le Roy, 6/1, 6/4; Mrs. Wightman d. Mrs. MeLean, 6/3, 3/6, 
6/2; Miss Sears d. Mrs. Cabot, 7/5, 6/2. FIFTH ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss Sheafe, 
10/8, 6/2; Miss Guthrie d. Miss Vanderhoef, 7/5, 6/0; Miss Fox d. Miss Cunningham, 6/2, 
6/1; Mrs. Wightman d. Miss Sears, 6/3, 5/7, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt 
d. Miss Guthrie, 3/6. 6/2. 6/2; Mrs. Wightman d. Miss Fox, 6/1, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— 
isS Bjurstedt d. Mrs. Wightman, 4/6, 6/2, 6/0. 



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WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Miss I. A. Kissel and Miss E. Lindley d. Miss C. T. Chase and Miss 
H. French, 6/3, 6/2; Mrs. G. W. Wightman and Miss Eleanora Sears d. Miss G. D. 
Disston and Mrs. A. J. D. Paul. 6/0, 6/1; Miss S. Myers and Miss M. Myers d. Miss E. 
Henry and Miss Cheston, 6/3, 6/2; Mrs. T. Cassebeer and Miss H. D. Alexander d. Miss 
Mary Williams and Miss Sophie Norris, 8/6, 6/1; Miss Dorothy Disston and Miss E. M. 
Fox d. Miss Elise Hopkins and Miss Eleanor Hopkins, 6/2, 6/2; Mrs. W. P. Newhall and 
Miss E. Ostheimer d. Miss E. Porter and Miss M. Smith, 6/3. 6/2; Miss Clare Cassel 
and Miss Anne W. Sheafe d. Miss M. Steever and Mrs. C. N. Beard, 4/6, 6/0, 7/5; Miss 
Martha Guthrie and Miss M. B. Snyder d. Miss M. D. Thayer and Miss D. E. Newbold, 
7/5, 6/1; Mrs. Barger-Wallach and Mrs. T. H. Cabot d. Miss Molla Bjurstedt and Mrs. 
B. F. Briggs, 6/3, 4/6, 7/5; Miss Susanne White and Miss E. Carey d. Mrs, Robert Le 
Roy and Miss G. Delia Torre, 6/2, 4/6, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— Mrs. C. R. Wainwright 
and Miss H. Wright d. Miss M. H. Taylor and Miss Emily Kennedy, 6/2, 6/3; Miss 
Kissel and Miss Lindley d. Mrs. H. H. Smith and Miss A. Cunningham, 6/2, 6/2; Mrs. 
Wightman and Miss Sears d. Misses S. and M. Myers, 6/3, 6/3; Miss Disston and Miss 
Fox d. Mrs. Cassebeer and Miss Alexander, 6/4, 6/3; Miss Cassel and Miss Sheafe d. 
Mrs. Newhall and Mi,ss Ostheimer, 6/4, 6/2; Mies Guthrie and Miss Snyder d. Miss 
Phyllis Walsh and Mrs. I. Sclilichter, 6/3, 6/1; Mrs. Barger-Wallach and Mrs. Cabot d. 
Miss White and Miss Carey, 6/3, 6/2; Mrs. Marshall McLean and Mrs. G. L. Chapman d. 
Miss Agnes Kennedy and Miss S. Baker. 6/3, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— Miss Kissel and 
Miss Lindley d. Mrs. Wainwright and Miss Wright. 6/0, 6/4; Mrs. Wightman and Miss 
Sears d. Miss Disston and Miss Fox, 6/1, 6/4; Miss Slieafe and Miss Cassel d. Miss 
Guthrie and Miss Snyder, 6/1, 6/3; Mrs. McLean and Mrs. Chapman d. Mrs. Barger- 
W^allach and Mrs. Cabot, 6/2, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Wightman and Miss 
Sears d. Miss Kissel and Miss Lindley. 6/2, 6/4; Mrs. McLean and Mrs. Chapman d. Miss 
Sheafe and Miss Cassel, 6/2, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Wightman and Miss Sears d. 
Mrs. McLean and Mrs. Chapman, 10/8, 6/2. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Miss Dorothy Disston and A. S. Dabney d. Miss F. A. Ballin and E. 
Mosher, 6/1, 6/4; Miss Molla Bjurstedt and I. C. Wright d. Miss C. Chase and M. E. W. 
Taylor, Jr., 6/0, 6/1; Miss E. W. Smucker and .J. P. Magill d. Miss Mildred Willard and 
Stewart Clark, 6/3, 6/4; Miss S. Myers and Allan Evans, Jr. d. Mrs. Robert Le Roy and 
Randolpli Faires, 2nd, 6/1, 6/3; Miss Martha Guthrie and J. S. Disston, Jr. d. Mrs. 
Wallach and Craig Biddle, 8/6, 2/6, 8/6; Mrs. T. H. Cabot and E. T. Scott d. Miss I. A. 
Kissel and C. B. Jennings, 4/6, 6/4, 6/4; Mrs. G. W. W'ightman and H. C. Johnson d. 
Mrs. C. R. Wainwright and W. M. Humphrey, Jr., 6/0, 6/4; Miss M. B. Snyder and A. 
D. Thayer d. Mrs. I. Schlichter and R. J. Crozier, 6/2, 6/2; Miss E. M. Fox and L. C. 
Wister d. Miss Morrison and Eugene Heine, 6/1, 6/2; Miss M. D. Thayer and E. Thayer 
d. Miss Eleanor Lindley and Gowen Roper, 7/5, 6/3; Miss Edith Runk and Brooke 
Edwards d. Miss Alice Cunningham and J. R. Rowland, 2/6, 6/2, 8/6. SECOND ROUND 
— Mrs. A. J. D. Paul and E. D. Toland d. Mrs. Theodore Cassebeer and W. L. Lan- 
dreth, 6/3, 6/2; Mrs. C. H. Krumbhaar, Jr. and F, E, Newbold d. Miss Gertrude Henry 
and Allan Butler, 6/3, 8/6; Miss Clare Cassel and W. F. Johnson d. Miss Ruth Huston 
and Bayard R. Kraft, 6/0, 6/0; Miss G. Delia Torre and C. B. Fraley d. Miss Marion 
Vanderhoef and W. F. Harrity, Jr., 6/2, 6/1; Miss A. W. Sheafe and W. T. Tilden, Jr. 
d. Miss M. H. Taylor and F. E. Dixon, 6/3. 6/1; Miss Bjurstedt and Wright d. Miss 
Disston and Dabney, 6/1, 6/2; Miss Myers and Evans d. Miss Smucker and Magill, 6/1, 
6/2; Mrs. Cabot and Scott d. Miss Guthrie and Disston, 11/9, 7/5; Mrs. Wightman and 
H. C. Johnson d. Miss Miriam Steever and H. M. Tilden, by default; Miss Snyder and 
A. D. Thayer d. Miss Fox and Wister, 2/6, 6/1, 7/5; Miss Thayer and E. Thayer d. Miss 



50 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Runk and EdAvards, 6/3, 3/6, 6/4; Miss Eleanor Carey and J. T. Thayer d. Miss Agnes 
Kennedy and W. Stroud, 6/3, 6/4: Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Morse d. Miss Remington and J. 
N. Mountain, 6/3, 7/5; Mrs. Marsliall McLean and F. M. B. Fisher d. Miss Elize Hop- 
kins and C. Davis, 6/2, 6/1; Miss Eleanora Sears and J. J. Armstrong d. Miss Susanne 
White and Rowland Evans, 6/2, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Mrs. Paul and Toland d. Mrs. 
Krumbhaar and Newbold, 6/3, 6/4; Miss Cassel and W. F. Johnson d. Miss Delia Torre 
and Fraley, 8/6, 6/0; Miss Bjurstedt and I. C. Wright d. Miss Sheaf e and W. T. Til- 
den, 5/7, 9/7, 9/7; Mrs. Cabot and Scott d. Miss Myers and Evans, 6/1, 6/2; Mrs. Wight- 
man and H. C. John.«on d. Miss Snyder and A. D. Thayer, 6/1, 6/1; Mrs. G. L. Chap- 
man and J. R. Carpenter d. Miss Thayer and E. Thayer, 7/5, 7/5; Miss Carey and J. T. 
Thayer d. Mr. and Mrs. Morse, 6/1, 6/3; Mrs. McLean and Fisher d. Miss Sears and 
Armstrong, 6/8, 6/4, 6/4. FOURTH ROUND— Miss Cassel and W. F. Johnson d. Mrs, 
Paul and Toland, 8/6, 4/6, 6/1; Miss Bjurstedt and I. C. Wright d. Mrs. Cabot and 
Scott, 6/0, 6/4; Mrs. WMghtman and H. C. Jolinson d. Mrs. Chapman and Carpenter, 6/2, 
6/0; Mrs. McLean and Fisher d. Miss Carey and J. T. Thayer, 4/6, 7/5, 6/4. SEMI- 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt and I. C. Wright d. Miss Cassel and W. F. Johnson, 
9/7, 6/0; Mrs. Wightman and H. C. Johnson d. -Mrs. McLean and Fisher, 6/1, 6/1. FINAL 
ROUND— Mrs. Wightman and Johnson d. Miss Bjurstedt and Wright, 6/0, 6/1. 

MEN'S «INGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— J. R. Rowland d. F. W. Paul, Jr., 6/2, 6/2: H. C. Tohnson d. S. W. 
Pearson, 6/3, 6/3; J. S. Disston, Jr. d. J. P. Magill, 6/2, 6/4; L. C. Wister d. J. T, 
Thayer, 6/0, 6/1; H. M. Tilden d. William J. Wright, 6/2, 6/1; C. N. Beard d. Randolph 
Faries, 2nd, 6/2, 6/3; J. R. Carpenter, Jr. d. Edmund Thayer, 6/0, 6/2; I. C. Wright d. 
Rowland Evans, 1/6, 6/2, 6/4; H. B. Endicott d. W. R. Harper, 6/3, 6/4. SECOND 
ROUND— C. S. Rogers d. R. C. Van Vliet, Jr., 6/1, 6/3; A. D. Thayer d. J. M. Wistar, 
6/2, 6/3; C. B. Jennings d. Robert D. Bright, 6/0, 6/1; Brooke Edwards d. E. Cassard, 
6/3, 6/2; Rowland d. F. H. Strawbridge, Jr., 6/0, 6/3; Johnson d. J. S. Disston, Jr., 6/0. 
6/1; Wister d. H. M. Tilden, 6/3, 6/1; Carpenter d. Beard, 6/1. 6/3; Wright d. Dr. E. B. 
Dewhurst, 6/2, 6/2; Endicott d. E. D. Toland, 1/6, 6/3, defaulted; A. S. Dabney d. F. 
M. B. Fisher, 6/1,6/4: Gowen Roner d. Edward W\ Taylor, Jr., 6/3, 6/1; H. G. Jones d. 
George Hofsteter, 6/2, 6/4. THIRD ROUND— Thayer d. Rogers, by default; Edwards 
d. Jennings. 2/6, 6/3, 6/4; W. T. Tilden, Jr. d. Rowland, 8/6, 8/6; Johnson d. Wister, 
6/1, 6/2; Wright d. Carpenter. 6/2, 2/6, 6/4; Dabney d. Endicott. 6/1, 6/3: Edwin Sheaf e 
d. Roper, 6/4, 6/2; Craig Biddle d. Jones, 6/2, 6/1. FOURTH ROUND— Thayer d. 
Edwards, 6/2, 6/8, 6/2; W. T. Tilden, Jr. d. Johnson, 6/4, 6/2; Dabney d. Wright, 6/4, 
7/5; Biddle d. Sheafe, 6/1, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— W. T. Tilden, Jr. d. Thayer, 
6/2, 6/4; Biddle d. Dabney, 6/1, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— W. T. Tilden, Jr. d. Biddle, 0/6, 
6/3, 6/4, 7/5. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 61 

Sixth Clay Court Championships 

By Harry Seymour. 

The Pittsburgh Athletic Association was the scene of the play for the 
sixth clay court championships of the United States. June 26 to July 3. 

Kain interfered witii play on five of the seven days necessary to complete 
the events, and defaults were liberally applied in all, in order to keep up 
to schedule, which a liberal use of gasoline made possible. 

Other Pittsburgh organizations aided materially — the courts of the Pitts- 
burgh Golf Club, University Club and Allegheny Country Club being used when 
necessary, in addition to the ten at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. 

The men's events were dominated by the National champion on grass, Rich- 
ard N. Williams, 2nd : George M. Church, who had just won the Delaware 
State Championsliip ; W. M. Washl)urn and Dean Mathey, who, as members 
of the team selected to represent the East by the National Association in the 
Panama-Pacific matches, were on their way to San Francisco. 

The women's singles were fully as high class in their entries. Miss Molla 
Bjurstedt, Mrs. G. W. Wightman, Mrs. Barger-Wallach, Miss Myrtle McAteer, 
all champions of this and previous years, coml^ating with the rising cham- 
pions of the Middle West in Miss Martha Guthrie and Miss Mary Snyder of 
Pittsburgla, Miss Buda Stephens of Toledo and Miss Anne Hugus of Wheeling. 
Miss Clare Cassel of New York also played. 

Mixed doubles play was confined to the last two days, Mrs. Wightman and 
H. C. Johnson of Boston outclassing all other teams decidedly in the only 
two matches they were required to contest. Miss Clare Cassel and P. D. 
Siverd actually played all their matches (five) on Monday, July 5, being run- 
ners-up, with two close matches, one against Miss McAteer and G. C. Burgwin,? 
Jr., and another against Miss Bjurstedt and H. D. Denny, Jr. 

R. N. Williams, 2nd, repeated his victory of 1012, downing G. M. Church 
in the final match, which was interrupted in the fourth set by a cloudburst 
with Williams leading two sets to one. As Clarence Griffin, the holdover 
champion, did not appear to defend his title, Williams won by default. 

Gn his way through the tournament Williams won from Harmar Denny, 
Jr., In the preliminary round ; Victor Bihlman of Carnegie Tech : G. "Collie" 
Burgwin, Jr., Jersey Coast champion; H. C. Johnson of Boston, D. W. Lloyd, 
Dean Mathey and N. W. Niles. 

Church, in the upper bracket, had easier sailing against H. A. Ebbert, C. 
H. Raseman, W. B. Knox and C. S. Garland, losing only four games to the 
group. When he struck Washburn, however, he had a tussle, the first two sets 
going to 7/5 and the third, 6/2. Other good matches were those in which J. 
G. Castle defeated Inman, Niles' victory over McEllroy and the former's loss 
to Williams. 

The "Big Four" dominated the doubles, as they did the singles. Church and 
Mathey defeating Williams and Washburn in the final match, shortened by 
agreement to two out of three sets. This match and the semi-final between 
Niles and Johnson and Williams and Washburn, which also went to three 
sets, as well as the semi-final between Church and Mathey and Ward and 
Siverd, Pittsburgh's crack douldes team, were not played until after the singles 
final had been disposed of and the courts were muddy and tne light bad. 
Under more favorable conditions the play would have been more enjoyable, 
for both spectators and contestants. The danger of falling was ever present, 
and all hands were nervous under the "forced march." Local teams of con- 
siderable strength gave way to the "champs" all through the last day in an 
effort to lighten the task of the travelers and enable them to keep to their 
scheduled time of arrival on the Pacific Coast. Nat Browne and Claude 
Wayne, 1914 winners, did not defend their title. 

In addition to the foregoing entries, those who participated in men's play 
from out of town were H. A. Ebbert. T. M. Cummins, Thomas Beattie, William 
Franzheim and Wright Hugus of Wheeling; R. A. Johnson of Parkersburg; 
Middleton DeCamp and W. M. Tyler of Cincinnati ; D. D. Morgan, Washington, 
D. C. ; Lawrence Curtis and W. H. Y. Hackett, Boston. Mass. : J. C. Royon 
and A. F. Reed, Cleveland, Ohio : A. J. Read. Paterson. N. J. ; H. C. Harrison, 
Montclair. N. J. : T. V. A. Malloy and T. H. Bopp, New Castle, Pa. ; S. H. 




E. N. WILLIAMS. 2D, AND MISS MOLLA BJURSTEDT AT CLAY COURT CHAM- 
PIONSHIPS OF THE UNITED STATES. HELD BY PITTSBURGH 
ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, 1915. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 53 

i>hepley, Blairsville, Pa. ; F. A. Galer and H. M. Garmau, Jeannette, Pa. ; C 
P. Gaut, Irwin, Pa. ; Joseph Replogie, Johnstown, Pa. ; C. H. Raseman, 
Detroit, Mich. ; H. S. Gill, Greensburg, Pa. ; E. H. Hooker, New York ; and F. 
I>. Ransom, Beaver Falls, Pa. 

Miss Molla Bjurstecit followed Miss May Sutton, now Mrs. T. C. Bundy, 
and Miss Mary BrowLe on the list of clay court champions by defeating Mrs. 
G. W. Wightman in the final of the women's singles. Mrs. Wightman looked 
as if she might be a winner at 3/1 in the third set, but lost the deciding set 
after a good lead. 

Miss Bjurstedt won over Miss Thorp, Miss Martha Guthrie and Miss Mary 
Snyder in earlier rounds. Mrs. Wightman defeated Miss Buda Stephens, Miss 
Marie Gabel and Miss Kay. Miss Cassel won the second set from Mrs. Wight- 
man, but lost the first and third. Miss McAteer lost to Miss Cassel, while Mrs. 
Barger-Wallach defaulted. 

Julian S. Myrick, president of the West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, 
Long Island, was referee of the tournament, and put in a strenuous week over- 
coming the physical difficulties. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— P. D. Silverd d. John Follansbee, 6/1, 6/4; C. P. Billings d. W. S. 
Straub, 6/1, 6/1; Dr. G. W. Stimson d. L. J. Weaver, 6/2, 6/3; W. C. Winterhalter, 
Jr., d. T. D. Chantler, Jr., 7/5, 1/6, 15/13; Ellas Sunstein d. W. B. Canfield, 6/2, 6/3; 
R. S. Miller d. H. C. Harrison, 6/3, 6/1: A. H. Wriglit d. S. Q. Hayes, 6/4, 6/3; N. B. 
Hardy d. Albert Kapteyn, 6/2, 6/2; J. G. Castle d. W. P. Snyder, Jr., 6/2, 6/2; H. S. 
Dornberger d. H. C. Sherrard, 6/0, 6/2; E. D. Seitz d. J. C. Roush, 6/4, 3/6, 7/5; G. C. 
Burgwin, Jr., d. E. B. Hill, 6/4, 6/3; Victor Bihlman d. Donald McLeod, 6/4, 7/5; 
R. N. Williams, 2nd, d. Harmar Denny, Jr., 6/2, 9/7; Robert Thompson d. V. E. Alden, 
€/l, 6/4; A. R. Matlieny d. J. S. Milligan, 6/3, 6/1; H. C. Johnson d. Fred CraBtree, 
6/0, 6/0; C. F. Gaut d. C. D. Bier. 4/6, 6/3, 6/2; D. S. Thompson d. M. A. Dickie, 5/7, 
«/l, 6/2; W. M. Murdoch d. M. M. lloeveler, 6/2, 3/6, 6/2; J. F. Meredith d. Robert 
Young, 6/2, 7/5; D. W. Lloyd d. P. W. Maher, 6/2, 7/5. SECOND ROUND— G. M. 
€hurcli d. H. A. Ebbert, 6/0, 6/0; C. H. Raseman d. Harry Garman, 5/7, 6/2, 6/1; W. B. 
Knox d. Paul Coggins, 6/2, 6/3; C. S. Garland d. Joseph Dilworth, 7/5, 7/5; Norman 
Leeke d. H. D. Castle, 7/6, 6/1, 6/3; A. A. Bialas d. J. H. Kuhn, 6/4, 6/3; W. M. Wash- 
l)urn d. J. C. Jackman, 6/4, 6/2; E. H. Hooker d. Chall Stehley, 6/0, 6/1; Lawrence 
Curtis, 2nd, d. J. B. Gallery, 6/1, 6/0; F. B. Ransom d. Henry S. Gill, 6/3, 6/1; P. D. 
Siverd d. F. O. Wilson, 6/2, 3/6, 6/3; Billings d. Stimson, 6/3, 6/2; Sunstein d. Winter- 
halter, 7/5, 6/2; Miller d. W. L. DeCoursey, 6/2, 6/1; Wright d. Hardy, by default; 
J. G. Castle d. Dornberger, 6/3, 6/2; Burgwin d. Seitz, by default; Williams d. Bihl- 
man, 6/0, 6/1; Thompson d. Matheny, 6/2, 6/3; Johnson d. W. S. Kuhn, 6/3, 6/1; Gaut 
d. Thompson, 6/3, 7/5; Murdoch d. Meredith, 10/8, 6/0; Lloyd d. J. K. Scott, 6/1, 6/1; • 
Wright Hugus d. M. C. Adams, 6/3, 6/2; Middleton DeCamp d. W. Franzheim, 6/3, 6/1; 
R. H. Geddes d. Lawrence Alderdice, 2/6, 6/2, 6/2; Dean Mathey d. T. C. Ward, 6/2, 
6/4; M. B. Young d. T. V. A. Malloy, 6/3, 6/1, Thomas Beattie d. H. V. Huber, 6/3, 
6/3; Louis Mohn d. W. V. Patterson, 6/2, 6/4; P. C. Meyers d. T. H. Bopp, 6/1, 6/3; 
D. D. Morgan d. Charles Garland, 6/4, 6/3; Paul Degener d. F. A. Galer, 6/1, 6/3; 
N. W. Niles d. Herbert Patterson, 6/0, 6/3; J. C. Mackrell d. Robert Schmertz, 6/2,. 0/6, 
6/1; W. S. McEllroy d. W. L. Abbott, Jr., 6/1, 6/1; H. G. Lytle d. A. W. McCloy, 6/1, 
6/4; J. D. lams d. Max Williams, 6/3, 6/3; T. McK. Cummins d. W. L. G. Gibson, 
6/3, 6/0; Chisholm Garland d. J. H. Scott, 6/1, 6/2; J. R. Schmertz d. S. H. Shepley, 
7/5, 1/6, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Church d. Raseman, 6/1, 6/1; S. J. Adams, Jr., d. J. 
C. Royon, 7/5, 6/3; Knox d. W. M. Duff, by default; C. S. Garland d. Oliver Rodgers, 
6/3, 6/0; Leeke d. H. F. Hollis, by default; Dr. T. W. Stephens d. Bialas, 6/1, 6/1; 
Washburn d. William Scott, Jr., 6/1, 6/3; Curtis d. Hooker, 6/0, 6/1; Ransom d. A. F. 
Reed, 6/4, 8/6; Harold Wright d. Montgomery Gove, 7/5, 6/0; F. C. Inman d. W. H. Y. 
Hackett, 6/4, 7/5; P. D. Siverd d. Billings, 6/4, 6/3; Sunstein d. Miller, 6/2, 8/6; J. G. 
Castle d. A. H. Wright, 6/3, 6/3; AVilliams d. Burgwin, 6/0, 6/1; H. C. Johnson d. 
Thompson. 6/0, 6/2; Gaut d. Murdoch, 9/7, 6/4; Lloyd d. Hugus, 6/2, 6/1; De Camp d. 
A. J. Read, 6/2, 6/2; R. A. Johnson d. B. V. Imbrie, 6/1, 6/2; Mathey d. Geddes, 6/1, 
6/0: W. M. Tvler d. W. C. Martin, 6/1, 6/1; Beattie d. Young, 6/1, 2/6, 6/3; Mohn d. 
Meyers, 6/4, 6/4; Morgan d. Degener, 6/3, 6/2; Niles d. Mackrell, 6/1, 6/2; McEllroy 
d. Lytle, 7/5, 6/2; lams d. E. A. Condit, by default; Cummins d. Chisholm Garland, 
6/2, 6/3; H. M. Hooker d. Schmertz, 6/2, 6/0. FOURTH ROUND— Church d. Grant 
Siverd, by default; Knox d. Adams, 3/6, 6/0, 6/3; C. S. Garland d. Replogie, 6/0, 12/14, 
6/4; Stepliens d. Leeke. 6/3, 6/2; Washburn d. Curtis, 6/3, 8/6; Ransom d. H. Wright. 
6/2, 7/5; Inman d. P. D. Siverd, 6/0, 6/1; J. G. Castle d. Sunstein, 6/0, 6/1; Williams 
d. H. C. Johnson. 6/4, 6/2; Lloyd d. Gaut, 6/1, 6/4; De Camp d. R. A. Johnson, 6/3, 4/6, 




Clay Court championship trophies and club house of the Pittsburgh Athletic Asso- 
ciation, under whose auspices the Clay Court championships were held. 

CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS OF 1915. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 55 

6/2; Mathey d. Tyler, 6/0, 6/0; Beattie d. Molin, 3/6, 6/1, 6/4; Niles d. Morgan, 6/1, 6/2; 
McEllroy d. lams, 6/2, 6/0; Cummins d. Hooker, 6/3, 6/2. FIFTH ROUND— Church d. 
Kuox, 6/1, 6/1; C. S. Garland d. Stephens, 6/1, 6/3; Washburn d. Ransom, 6/1, 6/2; 
J. G. Castle d. Inman, 3/6, 4/6, 6/4; Williams d. Lloyd, 6/3, 6/4; Mathey d. De Camp 
7/5, 6/2; Niles d. lieattie, 6/0, 6/3; MoEllroy d. Cummins, 7/5, 6/3. SIXTH ROUND— 
Church d. C. S. Garland, 6/0, 6/0; Washlnirn d. .1. G. Castle, 6/1, 6/0; Williams d. 
Mathey, 6/3, 6/1; Niles d. McEllroy, 6/4, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Cliurch d. Wash- 
burn, 7/5, 7/5. 6/2; Williams d. Niles, 6/4, 6/4, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Williams d. 
Church, 7/5, 6/3, 2/6, 8/6. 
CHALLENGE ROUND— Williams, challenger, d. C. J. Griffin, by default. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND — Grant Siverd and Billings d. Denny and Haekett, 10/8, 6/8, 6/2; 
Snyder and Degener d. Abbott and Reed, 6/3, 6/0; Sunstein and Maher d. DeCamp and 
Replogle, 6/4, 6/2; Cliarles and Chisholm Garland d. Meredith and Stimmel, 6/4, 6/2: 
Hugus and Cummins d. Millar and Maits, 6/2, 6/3; P. I>. Siverd and Wara d. Wright 
and Mohn, 6/4, 6/1; Gaut and Chantler d. Meyers and Davis, 6/4, 6/3. SECOND ROUND 
— Stephens and McEllroy d. Jackman and Gibson, 6/0, 6/3; Morgan and Curtis d. 
Beattie and Franzheim, 6/4, 7/5; Huber and Garrison d. Gill and Heidenian, 6/3, 1/6, 
6/4; Grant Siverd and Bi'Tlugs d. Snyder and Degener, 6/1, 6/1; Adams and Knox d. 
Hooker and Hill, 6/1, 6/3; Sunstein and Malier d. Charles and Chisholm Garland, 6/3, 
6/1; P. D. Siverd and Ward d. Cummins and Hngus, 6/3, 6/4; Thompson and Hodill 
d. Dilworth and Edwards, 6/3, 7/9, 6/4; Church and Mathey d. Ebbert and Johnson, 
6/1, 6/2; Young and Mackrell d. Gunn and H. C. Harrison, 6/2, 6/4. THIRD ROUND— 
Morgan and Curtis d. Stephens and McEllroy, 6/4, 6/4; Johnson and Niles d. Burgwin 
and Kuhn, 6/1, 6/3; Williams and Washburn d. Huber and Garrison, 6/1, 6/0; Adams 
and Knox d. Grant Siverd and Billings, 7/5, 6/4; P. D. Siverd and Ward d. Sunstein 
and Maher, 6/3, 6/1; Hodill and Thompson d. Chantler and Gaut, 9/7, 8/6; Church and 
Mathey d. Winterhalter and Taylor, 6/0, 6/0; McLain and C. S. Garland d. Young and 
Mackrell, 2/6, 7/5, 8/6. FOURTH ROUND— Johnson and Niles d. Morgan and Curtis, 
6/2, 6/0; Williams and Washl)urn d. Adams and Knox, by default; P. D. Siverd and 
W^ard d. Thompson and Hodill, 6/0, 6/1; Churcli and Mathey d. McLain and C. S. 
Garland, by default. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Williams and Washburn d. Johnson and 
Niles, 6/3, 4/6, 6/2; Church and Mathey d. P. D. Siverd and Ward, 6/4, 6/2. FINAL 
ROUND— Church and Mathey d. Williams and Washburn, 6/3, 2/6, 6/3. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND — Miss Anne Hugus d. Miss Margaret Stoner, 6/0, 6/2: Miss Helen 
Schmidt d. Miss Dorothy Vilsack, 6/0, 6/1; Miss M. R. Miller d. Mrs. K. W. Warm- 
castle, 6/0, 6/2; Miss F. B. Allison d. Miss Frances Brainerd, 6/2, 6/3; Miss Martha 
Guthrie d. Miss Margaret McCook, 6/0, 6/0; Miss Katherine Ramsey d. Miss Phyllis 
Keller, 6/1, 6/2. SECOND ROUND — Miss Elizabeth Totten d. Miss Alison McEldowney, 
6/3, 6/0; Miss Lucy Kay d. Miss Mary Downie, 6/1, 1/6, 6/3; Mrs. G. W^ Wightman d. 
Miss Marie Gabel, 6/0, 6/0; Miss A. Hugus d. Miss Schmidt, 6/3, 6/4; Miss Clare Cassel 
d. Miss Miller, 6/3, 6/2; Miss Guthrie d. Miss F. Brainard, 6/2, 6/2; Miss Marjorie 
Schmertz d. Miss K. Ramsey, 8/6, 4/6, 6/3; Mrs. Barger-Wallach d. Miss Adelaide 
Br-ainard, 6/0, 6/1; Mrs. Alison Maxwell d. Miss Alice Kortright, 6/2, 6/0; Miss M. B. 
Snyder d. Miss Elizabeth Hugus, 4/6, 6/2, 9/7; Miss Jessie Thorp d. Miss Eleanor 
McEllroy, 6/3, 11/9. THIRD ROUND— Miss Buda Stephens d. Miss Totten, 3/6, 6/0, 6/1; 
Mrs. Wightman d. Miss Kay, 6/1, 6/2'; Miss Myrtle McAteer d. Miss R. Chantler, 6/1, 
6/0; Miss Cassel d. Miss A. Hugus, 6/2, 6/3; Miss Guthrie d. Miss Schmertz, 6/3, 6/0; 
Mrs. Wallach d. Mrs. Maxwell, 6/0, 6/2; Miss Snvder d. Miss Dorothy Ramsey, 6/2, 6/0; 
Miss Molla Bjurstedt d. Miss Tliori), 6/1. 6/0. FOURTH ROUND — Mrs. WMghtman d. 
Miss Stephens, 6/2, 6/3; Miss Cassel d. Miss McAteer, 7/5, 6/4; ]Viiss Guthrie d. Mrs. 
Wallach, by default: Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss Snvder, 6/2, 6/0. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— 
Mrs. Wightman d. Miss Cassel, 6/1, 4/6, 6/3: Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss Guthrie, 6/1, 6/0. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt d. Mrs. Wightman, 3/6, 6/1, 6/3. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Miss Miller and Maher d. Miss Kay and Degener, 6/1, 6/1; Miss 
Cassel and P. D. Siverd d. Miss Schmertz and DeCamp, 6/3, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— 
Miss Snyder and Snyder d. Miss F. Brainard and Kuhn, 6/4, 6/3; Mrs. Wightman and 
Johnson d. Miss Miller and Maher, by default; Miss Cassell and Siverd d. Mr. and Mrs. 
Warmcastle, 6/0, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— Mrs. Wightman and Johnson d. Miss Snyder 
and Snyder, 6/1, 6/4: Miss Cassel and Siverd d. Miss Bjurstedt and Denny, 7/5, 2/6, 6/3. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND — Mrs. Wightman and Johnson d. Miss Wilson and Galer, by 
default; Miss Cassel and Siverd d. Miss McAteer and Burgwin, 7/5, 8/6. FINAL 
POUND — Mrs. Wightman and Johnson d. Miss Cassel and Siverd, 6/2, 6/0. 




R. LINDLEY MURRAY, 

National Indoor Champion, 1916. 

The Califomian who is now located in the East. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 57 

National Indoor Championships, 1916 

The largest crowd that ever attended an indoor championship, which began 
February 12. in the Seventh Regiment armory, New York, saw the final con- 
tests on Washington's Birthday, in which Robert Lindley Murray was opposed 
by Alrick H, Man, Jr., the former Yale University tennis captain, and the 
Californian ended the struggle in straight sets, the third being a hummer. 

Man led off with the service. He prettily half volleyed Murray's returns 
from deep court. Pace held no terrors for the former l^ale captain. His 
returns were well placed when Murray had not forced him out of position so 
that he could not execute a fair shot. Man won the first game only to have 
the dashing Murray take five in a row, chiefly by coming up to the net and 
smashing. 

It was much the same story in the second set. Murray's deep shots with 
the twisting bounds caused Man to hit the ball upward. It was a feeder for 
the Californian's cyclonic overhanders, which he slashed into the corners of his 
opponent's court. 

Man brought his celebrated drop shot into action in the third set. The hot 
pace combined with the necessitj' Murray found of digging the ball off the 
boards made it possible for Man to forge into a lead at 4/1 on games. In the 
tenth game Man was within a stroke of winning the set. On the fifteenth 
game Murray broke through and finished the match on the sixteenth, without 
having lost a set during the entire tournament. 

In the doubles. Smith and Cragin ran through the first two sets with the 
utmost ease. They also won three games of the first four in the third set at 
love. At this juncture Rosenbaum and Lovibond showed a surprising reversal 
of form. In the next three games they won twice on their own service, and 
were trailing only at 3/4, the best showing they had made to date. In the 
eighth game Smith and Cragin led at 40-15 on Smith's service, but the other 
pair braced and pulled the game out. tieing the set at 4-all, and kept right on 
going until they had taken two more and the set. 

Each team in the fourth set won on service until the score stood 7/6 for 
Rosenbaum and Lovibond. On the fourteenth game the pair broke through 
Smith's service and captured the game that tied the match, and finally won out. 

Long rallies and tight situations marked the fifth set. After winning two 
games to one, Rosenbaum and Lovibond slipped back in the rut and lost three 
consecutive games. After trailing at 15-40, in the seventh, Rosenbaum and 
Lovibond won a game that went to deuce six times. They augmented this 
with two more and had the lead at 5/4. On the tenth game, the same pair 
came within an ace of victory by gaining the first vantage point after deuce, 
but lost the game, making the set deuce at 5-all. Service counted for victories 
until the score stood 9/8, favoring Rosenliaum and Lovibond, and this combina- 
tion took the title on the next game when it broke through Cragin's service. 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— F. M. Loughnian d. E. H. Hookc^r, 5/7, 6/3, 6/4; A. Bassford. Jr., d. 
'V. B. Ward, 6/2, 6/2; J. H. Steinkampf d. R. B. Haines, 6/2, 10/8; J. L. Anderson d. 
Julian S. Myrick, 7/5, 7/9, 8/6; W. A. Gallon d. G. T. Hill, bv default; S. H. Voshell 
d. Harry Seymour, 6/0, 6/2; G. G. Grenz d. S. W. Merrihew, 6/2, 6/0; Wylie C. Grant 
d. E. H. Whitney, 6/3, 6/4; Count Otto Salm d. H. J. Fitzpatrick, by default; George 
King d. Dr. John W. Travell, 6/2, 6/3; A. S. Dabney d. C. M. Amraerman, 6/4, 6/1; 
Dr. William Rosenbaum d. 11. V,. Miller, 6/3, 6/1; Alrick H. Man, Jr., d. ('. F. Glark- 
son, 9/7, 6/3: Harry S. Parker d. Donald Allen, 6/1, 6/0; G. A. L. Dionne d. V. C. 
Arquimbau, 6/1, 6/4; W. D. Cunniugliam d. C. A. Brown, 8/6, 1/6, 7/5; King Smith d. 
Charles Garland, 6/2, 6/1; Carleton Y. Smith d. P. C. Kallock, 8/6, 11/9; R. Lindley 
Murray d. G. C. Shafer, 6/3, 6/3; C. C. Chambers d. C. A. Sparks, 4/6, 7/5, 6/2; A. S. 
Cragin d. J. W. Fox, 6/1, 6/1; Dr. A. W. Waite d. A. von Bernuth, 6/0, 6/1; Leonard 
Beekman d. W. H. Granger, 4/6, 6/3, 6/4; W. M. Washburn d. G. H. Stadel, 7/5, 6/1; 
J. S. O'Neale, Jr., d. E. S. Peaslee, 6/0, 6/1; Ingo Hartman d. H. A. Lamb, 6/3, 8/10, 
6/2; E. Nolan d. G. W. Faber, 6/2, 6/1; R. Dolman d. Fred Matthews. 6/1, 6/3; G. A. 
Walker, Jr., d. G. S. Groesbeck, 6/3, 9/11, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— Bassford d. Lough- 
man, 6/2, 6/1; Voshell d. Gallon, 6/2, 6/3; Grant d. Grenz, 6/3, 6/4; King d. Count Otto 
Salm, 6/2, 6/2; G. O. Wagnpr d. Dabney, 6/3, 6/3; Man d. Rosenbaum, -6/0, 6 3; Parker 
d. Dionne, 12/10, 6/3; King Smith d. Cunningham, Jr., 6/3, 11/9; Murray d. C. F. Smith, 
6/4, 6/1; A. S. Cragin d. Chambers, 6/1, 6/4; Waite d. Beekman, 6/4, 6/4; Washburn d. 



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National Indoor Champion, 1916. Ex-National Indoor Champion. 

National Indoor Doubles Champions, 1916. 



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0'N('ale 6/2, C''2; Dolman d. Nolan, 9/7, 6/4; Walker d. Post, 6/3, 6/2; Stelnkampf d. 
Anderson, 6/1, 6/1; Paul Goold d. Ilartman, by default. THIRD ROUND— Murray 
d. King Smith, 6/2, 6/3: Grant d. Vosliell, 7/5, 5/7, G/4; King d. Wagner, 8/6, 6/2; Man 
d Parker, 11/9, 2/6, 9/7; Waite d. A. S. Cragin, 7/5, 2/6, 6/4; Washburn d. Goold, 2/6, 
6/1, 6/2; Walker d. Dolman, 15/17, 6/4, 6/2; I'.assford d. Steinkampf, 6/2, 6/2. FOURTH 
ROUND— Murray d. Waite, 6/2, 6/0; Washburn d. Walker, Jr., 6/4, 6/0; Grant d. Bass- 
ford, 6/8, 11/9, 6/2; Man d. King, 6/2, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Murray d. Wash- 
burn, 6/1, 6/1; Man d. Grant, 7/5, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Murray d. Man, 6/2, 6/2, 9/7. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— K. Smith and A. S. Cragin d. R. Tunis and H. H. Williams, 6/2, 
6/2; E, Levisohn and G. G. Grenz d. O. Salm and G. Watson, by default; R. B. Haines 
and A. von Bernutli d. G. A. Walker, Jr., and L. D. Root, 3/6, 8/6, 6/3; W. M. Wash- 
burn and A. S. Dabnev d. G. Groesbeck and G. Behr, 6/4, 6/2; W. C. Grant and G. C. 
Shafer d. A. Bassford, Jr., and Dr. A. W. Waite, 6/3, 6/2; C. J. Post, Jr., and G. O. 
Wagner d. J. Anderson and F. Acker, by default. SECOND ROUND— W. D. Cun- 
ningham and George King d. A. C. Postley and partner, l)y default; Smith and Cragin 
d. E. Levisohn and G. G. Grenz, 6/3, 7/5; Grant and Shafer d. Post and Wagner, 6/3, 
8/6; P. Goold and W. Botsford d. C. A. Sparks and Mellick, 6/2, 6/0; E. H. Whitney 
and L. Beekman d. G. Parks and J. M. Steinacher, 4/6, 6/2, 6/2; Chambers and Dwight 
d. L. G. Simon and partner, by default; Dr. W. Rosenbaum and A. M. Lovibond d. C. 
O. Brown and J. Brinkerhoff, by default. THIRD ROUND— V. B. Ward and S. H. 
Voshell d. B. Phillips and G. W. Faber, 6/3, 7/5; R. B. Haines and A. von Bernutli d. 
Chambers and Dwiglit, by default; Rosenbaum and Lovibond d. Washburn and Dab- 
nev, 6/1, 6/4. FOURTH ROUND — Cunningham and King d. Ward and Voshell, 11/9, 
17/15; Smith and Cragin d. Haines and von Bernuth, 3/6, 6/1, 6/2; Whitney and Beek- 
man d. Goold and Botsford, 6/3, 6/4; Rosenbaum and Lovibond d. Grant and Shafer, 
6/4, 11/9. SEMI-FINAL ROUND — Smith and Cragin d. Cunningham and King, 6/2, 6/4; 
Rosenbaum and Lovibond d. Whitney and Beekman, 9/7, 9/7. FINAL ROUND — Rosen- 
baum and Lovibond d. Smith and Cragin, 3/6, 1/6, 6/4, 8/6, 10/8. 



National Indoor Women's Championships, 1916 

The toiiruamoTit of 1913 for the women's national indoor championships was 
played on the armory courts of the Seventh Regiment, New York City, March 
13 to 10. 

Miss Molla B.jurstedt carried off the honors of the competition, repeating 
her success in in the 1015 singles, and, with Miss Marie Wagner as a part- 
ner, also took the doubles. 

The final round between Miss Bjurstedt and Mrs. Frederick Schmitz, a 
former champion, attracted a large gallery. Throughout the thirty-three 
minutes of time required to decide the fifteen games of the match in Miss 
Bjurstedt's favor, the spectators fairly marvelled at the amazing power with 
which Miss Bjurstedt executed her strokes. 

In the doubles, the winners. Miss Wagner and Miss Bjurstedt, played fast 
tennis. The opposing pair in the final round. Mrs. Schmitz and Mrs. Weaver, 
played pluckily, but there was never the chance that they might gain the 
victory. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Miss Ina A. Kissel d. Mrs. Robert Miller, 4/6, 7/5, 6/3; Mrs. John 
Bailey d. Mrs. F. S. Richardson, by default; Mrs. W. H. N, Voss d. Mrs. Edwin 
Shattuck, 6/3, 6/1; Miss Molla Bjurstedt d. Miss Alberta Weber, by default: Mrs. 
David C. Mills d. Mrs. L, Manheimer, 6/2, 6/3: Mrs. Adele Smith d. Miss E. Beecher, 
6/2, 6/1; Miss E. Sohst d. Miss C. Delafleld, 6/4, 6/4; Miss Abbie Morrison d. Miss J. 
Larson, 6/2, 6/1; Miss Helen Alexander d. Mrs. T. R. Pell, 6/0, 6/1; Mrs. L. G. Mor- 
ris d. Miss Teresa Blum, 6/3, 6/0. SECOND ROUND— Miss Florence Sheldon d. Mrs. 
G. W. Carpenter, 6/2, 6/4; Miss Adele Bull d. Mrs. F. B. Crane, 6/4, 8/6; Miss Caro- 
nia Winn d. Miss Adele Cragin, 6/0, 6/0; Miss Marie Wagner d. Mrs. Ingo F. Hart- 
man. 6/2, 6/4; Mrs. E. S. Knapp d. Miss Hazel Treat. 6/1, 6/1; Mrs. Percy Wilbourn 
d. Miss Cornelia Cousins, by default; Miss Kissel d. Mrs. Bailey, 6/1, 6/1; Miss Bjur- 
stedt d. Mrs. W. H. N. Voss, 6/0, 6/1; Mrs. David C. Mills d. Miss Smith, 6/4, 8/6; 
Miss Morrison d. Miss Sohst, 6/3, 9/7; Miss Alexander d. Mrs. Morris, 6/4, 6/1; Mrs. 
N. B. Huff d. Mrs. M. McBurney, 6/4, 6/2: Miss Hazel Gardner d. Miss Ruth Schwab, 
8/6, 7/5, 8/6; Mrs. Frederick Schmitz d. Mrs. Edgar M. Avery, 6/3, 6/0; Mrs. Arthur 
Dean d. Miss C. C. Parsons, 6/0, 6/1; Miss Margaret Taylor d. Mrs. F. W. Jenkins, 



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6/0, 6/0. THIRD ROUND— Miss Sheldon d. Miss Bull, 6/3, 3/6, 6/3; Miss Wagner C. 
Miss Winn, 6/3, 6/3; Mrs. Wilbourn d. Mrs. Knapp, 8/6, 6/4; Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss 
Kissel, 6/3, 6/0; Mrs. Mills d. Miss Abbie Morrison, 6/4, 6/1; Miss Alexander d. Mrs. 
Huff, 3/6, 6/3, 6/1; Mrs. Schmitz d. Miss Gardner, 6/8, 6/3, 6/3; Mrs. Dean d. Miss 
Taylor, by default. FOURTH ROUND— Miss Wagner d. Miss Sheldon. 6/1, 6/1; Miss 
Bjurstedt d. Mrs. Wiltaourn, 6/1, 6/0; Mrs. Mills d. Miss Alexander, H/0, 5/7, 6/4; Mrs. 
Schmitz d. Mrs. Dean, 1/6, 6/1, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss 
Wagner, 6/0, 6/3; Mrs. Schmitz d. Mrs. Mifls, 6/2, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Miss Bjur- 
stedt d. Mrs. Schmitz, 6/2, 6/1, 

First Set. Points. Games. 

Miss Bjurstedt 4 3 4 4 7 2 4 4—32 6 

Mrs. Schmitz 15 115 4 1 1-19 2 

Nets. Outs. Place. Service. Dble. Faults. 

Miss Bjurstedt 11 7 9 1 1 

Mrs. Schmitz 10 12 

Second Set. Points. Games. 

Miss Bjurstedt 4 4 4 4 4 4—24 6 

Mrs. Schmitz 11114 2-10 1 

Nets. Outs. Place. Service. Dble. Faults. 

Miss Bjurstedt 5 4 13 1 

Mrs. Schmitz 4 7 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Mrs. M. B. Huff and Mrs. E. Avery d. Miss Hill and Miss Meane, 
by default; Mrs. E. Knapp and Mrs. M. McBurney d. Miss Goddard and Miss Lewis, 
8/6, 6/4; Miss Marie Wagner and Miss Molla Bjurstedt 6. Miss Teresa Blum and Mrs. 
W. H. N. Yoss, 6/0, 6/4; Miss Abbie Morrison and Miss E. Sohst d. Miss Margaret 
Taylor and Mrs. E. Shattuck, by default: Miss Caronia Winn and Miss Jane Rowson 
d. Miss Alberta Weber and Mrs. De Forrest Candee, by default; Miss Adele Smith 
and Mrs. Hirsoh d. Mrs. G. Carpenter and Mrs. Richardson, 6/1, 6/2; Miss Barbara 
Hooker and Miss Helen Hooker d. Mrs. L. Gouverneur Morris and Miss Scott, by 
default. SECOND ROUND— Mrs. David C. Mills and Mrs. Albert Humphries d. Mrs. 
John Bailey and Miss E. Beecher, 6/0, 6/2; Miss Adele Cragin and Miss Ruth Schwab 
d. Miss H. Treat and Miss J. Larson, 6/1, 6/3; Miss Irving and Mrs. K. Twining d. 
Mrs. Miller and Mrs. McAneny, 6/8, 6/2, 6/0; Mrs. Knapp and Mrs. McBurney d. Mrs. 
Huff and Mrs. Avery, 6 2, 6/3; Miss Wagner and Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss Barbara 
Hooker and Miss Helen Hooker, 6/0, 6/0; Miss Winn and Miss Rowson d. Miss Mor- 
rison and Miss Sohst, 6/4, 6/4; Mrs. Schmitz and Mrs. Weaver d. Mrs. Smith and 
Miss Hirsch, 6/2, 7/5; Miss Alexander and Miss Kissel d. Mrs. Wilbourn and Mrs. 
Hartman, 6/4, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Mrs. Mills and Mrs. Humphries d. Miss Cragin 
and Miss Schwab, 6/3, 6/4; Miss Alexander and Miss Kissel d. Miss Irving and Mrs. 
Twining, 6/3, 6/3; Miss Wagner and Miss Bjurstedt d. Mrs. Knapp and Mrs. McBur- 
ney, 6/1, 6/2: Mrs. Schmitz and Mrs. Weaver d. Miss Winn and Miss Rowson, 6/4, 6/4. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Wagner and Miss Bjurstedt d. Mrs. Mills and Mrs. 
Humphries, 6/2. 6/2: Mrs. Schmitz and Mrs. Weaver d. Miss Kissel and Miss Alexander, 
6/3. 3/6, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Miss Wagner and Miss Bjurstedt d. Mrs. Schmitz and 
Mrs. Weaver, 6/2, 6/3. 

First Set. Points. Games. 

Miss Bjurstedt and Miss Wagner 4 4 5 4 12 4 4—28 6 

Mrs. Schmitz and Mrs. Weaver 2 2 3 14 4 2 2—20 2 

Nets. Outs. Place. Service. Dble. Faults. 

Miss Bjurstedt 5 4 6 

Miss Wagner 4 3 6 

Mrs. Weaver 5 4 3 

Mrs. Schmitz 4 3 1 

Second Set. Points. Games. 

Miss Bjurstedt and Miss AVagner.... 64754322 4—37 6 

Mrs. Schmitz and Mrs. Weaver 4 2 5 3 5 4 4 1— 28 3 

Nets. Outs. Place. Service. Dble. Faults. 

Miss Bjurstedt 4 5 6 1 

Miss Wagner 5 4 7 

Mrs. Weaver 7 2 1 

Mrs. Schmitz 8 7 2 

Consolation Singles— Final: Miss Ruth Schwab d. Mrs. L. Manheimer, 6/2, 6/2. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 61 

National Indoor Women's Championships, 1915 

Miss Molla Bjurstedt. champion of Norway, won the national indoor cham- 
pionship for women, at the tournament in the Seventh Regiment Armory, New 
York City, bejrinning March 15. She came through her half of the draw and 
met Miss' IVIarie Wagner, the 1914 winner, in the final round and defeated her 
in a close match. In the doubles, Mrs. Marshall McLean and Mrs. S. T. Weaver 
captured the title, their opponents in the final round being Miss Bjurstedt and 
Miss Florence A. Ballin. The summaries : 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Mrs. R. M. Knapp d. Miss Clara L. Belden, 6/3, 6/1; Miss H. R. 
Punnett d. Mrs. Barger-Wallaoh, bv default; Mrs. L. Manheimer d. Mrs. T. R. Pell, 
6/4, 6/1; Miss Marion Vanderhoef d. Mrs. D. C. Mills, 6/2, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— Miss 
C. Winn d. Mrs. E. P. Shattiick, 6/0, 6/1; Miss Ina A. Kissel d. Mrs. H. Harrison Smith, 
6/1, 6/1; Miss Gertrude Delia Torre d. Miss Amy Harper, by default; Miss Alberta 
Weber d. Miss Charlotte Droogan, 6/0, 6/1; Miss Molla Bjurstedt d. Mrs. William 
Lesher, 6/1, 6/3; Miss Florence Ballin d. Mrs. J. C. Hinchcliffe, Jr., 6/1, 6/1; Miss Kath- 
arine Force d. Mrs. Marshall McLean, by default; Mrs. Knapp d. Miss Punnett, 6/2, 
6/4; Miss Vanderhoef d. Mrs. Manheimer, 6/1, 6/0; Miss Rita M. Belden d. Miss Mary 
Williams, 6/0, 6/0; Miss L. C. Witherbee d. Mrs. L. Z. Murray, 6/1, 6/1; Miss Marie 
Wagner d. Miss Jane Rowson, by default; Miss Polly Sheldon d. Miss C. Greene, by 
default; Miss Ethel Merritt d. Mrs. T. A. Sparks, by default; Mrs. M. McBurney d. 
Miss Hilah C. French, 6/4, 2/6, 6/3; Miss M. H. Taylor d. Miss Mary L. Woodin, by de- 
fault. THIRD ROUND— Miss Kissel d. Miss Winn, 6/4, 6/4; Miss Weber d. Miss Delia 
Torre, 6/1, 6/2; Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss Ballin, 6/0, 6/2; Miss Force d. Mrs. Knapp, 6/4, 
13/11; Miss Vanderhoef d. Miss Belden, 6/1, 6/2; Miss Waener d. Miss Witherbee, 6/1, 
6/1; Miss Sheldon d. Miss Merritt, 6/2, 6/3; Miss Taylor d. Mrs. McBurney, 5/7, 6/3, 6/1. 
FOURTH ROUND— Miss Weber d. Miss Kissel, 6/1, 10/8; Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss Force, 
6/1, 6/0; Miss Wagner d. Miss Vanderhoef, 6/2, G/3; Miss Sheldon d. Miss Taylor, 10/8, 
6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Biurstedt d. Miss Weber, 6/2, 6/1; Miss Wagner d. 
Miss Sheldon, 6/3, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss Wagner, 6/4, 6/4. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Miss Molla Bjurstedt and Miss Florence Ballin d. Miss L. G. With- 
erbee and Mrs. W. Lesher, 6/3, 6/3; Miss Marie Wagner and Miss Marion Vanderhoef d. 
Mrs. L. Manheimer and Miss C. Belden, 6/1, 6/0; Miss E. H. Moore and Mrs. T. K. 
Cassebeer d. Miss M. H. Taylor and Miss A. Weber, 7/5, 8/6. SECOND ROUND— Miss 
E. H. Means and Miss Ruth Cheeseman d. Mrs. H. H. Smith and partner, by default; 
Mrs. A. Humphries and Miss Bessie Holden.d. Miss R. M. Belden and Mrs. L. Z. Mur- 
ray, 6/2, 6/2; Mrs. R. M. Knapp and Mrs. M. McBurney d. Miss Jane Rowson and Miss 
Polly Sheldon, 7/5, 7/5; Miss Bjurstedt and Miss Ballin d. Miss Wagner and Miss Van- 
derhoef, 6/3, 6/3; Mrs. Marshall McLean and Mrs. S. F. Weaver d. Miss Moore and Mrs, 
Cassebeer, 6/4, 6/2; Miss Katherine Force and Miss Gertrude Delia Torre d. Mrs. E. P. 
Shattuck and Miss E. Merritt, 6/4, 6/3: Miss C. Winn and Miss Ruth Schwab d. Mrs. 
Murray and partner, bv default; Miss Margaret Bissell and Miss Alice Pine d. Mrs. T. 
R. Pell and Miss G. Sanford, 4/6, 6/2, 6/4. THIRD ROUND— Mrs. Humphries and Miss 
Holden d. Miss Means and Miss Cheeseman. 6/2, 6/3; Miss Bjurstedt and Miss Ballin d. 
Mrs. Knapp and Mrs. McBurney, 7/5, 6/0; Mrs. McLean and Mrs. Weaver d. Miss Force 
and Miss Delia Torre, 6/0, 6/0; Miss Winn and Miss Schwab d. Miss Bissell and Miss 
Pine, 6/1, 7/5. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt and Miss Ballin d. Mrs. Hum- 
phries and Miss Holden, 6/0, 8/6; Mrs. McLean and Mrs. Weaver d. Miss Winn and Miss 
Schwab, 6/0, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Mrs. McLean and Mrs. Weaver d. Miss Bjurstedt 
and Miss Ballin, 3/6, 8/6, 6/2, 

CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss H. C. French d. Miss Gertrude Delia Torre, 6/3, 6/3. 



62 SPALDING'S LAWX TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Panama-Pacific Exposition Tournament 

\ By Carl K. Gardner. 

Maurice E. McLoughlin in the men's singles, William M. Johnston and John 
Strachan in the doubles, and Miss Anita Myers in the women's singles were 
the winners in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition tournament, held 
on the asphalt courts of the California Tennis Club, San Francisco, Julj- 10 
to 17. 

The competition called out all the best talent on the Pacific slope, as well as 
the entries of the Eastern team which came here to play the first match w^ith 
the pick of the Pacific Coast. That they did not make a better showing was 
due perhaps, more than anything else, to their lack of experience with the 
difficult asphalt courts, also to the fact that they had only a few days for 
practice after a long train journey across the country. 

Forty-one players were drawn in the men's singles, and only two defaulted. 
All four of the Eastern men were defeated in the early rounds, and the semi- 
finals and final of singles were confined to coast players. 

Williams gained a host of admirers when he put out Murray in w^hat was 
probably the most desperately fought match of the tournament. The score 
of 8/6, 7/9, 9/7, gives a fair idea of how the battle raged. But the upset 
of the tournament came in the fourth round when Williams went down 
before Griffin in three sets, G/3, 5/7, 6/1. The victor, conceded little chance by 
the majoritv, figured out a plan of battle that worked perfectly. He planned 
to lob Williams every time he came to the net, and to sacrifice speed to crafti- 
ness at all times. The wind blew extra hard that day and aided Griffin 
immeasurably. It upset the champion from the start and made Griffin's well- 
timed lobs circle and sway in the air most disconcertingly. From beginning 
to end. Griffin played as one inspired. 

The final round between McLoughlin and Johnston was played before a 
gallery numbering close to three thousand persons. Although McLoughlin 
was the popular choice many of the critics who followed the play of the two 
men in their previous matches looked for his defeat. Although McLoughlin 
won, it was a peculiar victory. Johnston apparently played better tennis in 
the five sets than McLoughlin, but the breaks in luck were all against him. 

The big upset in the doubles occurred immediately after the start. Law- 
rence Curtis of Harvard and John C. Rohlfs of San Francisco, who had never 
even heard of each other previous to the arrival of the Easterners, defeated 
Williams and Washburn in a close match, 4/6, 6,4, 8/6. The final round 
resulted in a pretty match, there being many rallies of considerable length, and 
an abundance of brilliant plays. Johnston and Strachan won in four sets. 
Mathey and Church tried desperately and displayed by far the best tennis 
they had yet shown on asphalt. Mathey still suffered from his double-faulting 
tendency, and it cost his side dearly in the third set, but otherwise both he 
and Church plaj-ed in good form. Strachan w^-is the star of the match, his 
remarkable returns of service being invaluable to his side. 

Miss Anita Myers, playing the best tennis of her career, came through the 
women's singles and defeated Miss Marjorie Wale in the final at 6/4, 6/2. The 
summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Morgan Fottrell d. C. Sonutag, 6/4, 6/3; W. M. Washburn d. Dr. 
J. O. Donnev, 0/3, 9/7; Joseph Tyler d. B.vron Batkin, 1/6, 6/2, 6/3; Dr. M. H. Long d. 
Charles Folev, 6/0, 6/1; R. N. Williams, 2nd, d. Hugh Kelleher, 6/3, 6/1; L. Curtis d. 
F. S. Robbins, 6/1, 6/4; Lindley Murray d. W. G. Knowlton, 6/3, 6/4; Ward Dawson d. 
R. G. Kinsev, 6/2, 6/3. SECOND ROUND — C. R. Gardner d. Roland Roberts, 6/3/, 3 6, 
6/2; M. E. McLoughlin d. C. F. Stickney, 6/1, 6/2; Willis Davis d. C. H. Mercer, 6/4, 
6/1; B. F. Nourse d. J. R. Brownell, 6/2, 6/0; Dean Mathey d. Van Dyke Johns, 6/1. 4 6, 
6^4; J. R. Strachan d. Morgan Fottrell, 6/4, 4/6, 6/4; Washburn d. Joseph Tyler, 6 '3, 6/2; 
Dr. Long d. Sherwood Chapman, 6/1, 6/2; Williams d. Curtis, 6/3, 6/3; Murray d. Daw- 
son, 6/4, 6/4; G. M. Church d. William Marcus, 6/2, 6/3: C. J. Griffin d. Ralph Gornll, 
6/1, 6/4; R. J. Greenberg d. Dr. W. R. Lovegrove, 10/8, 6/3; B. Harrar, Jr., d. R. 
Neito, 6/2, 8/6; William Johnston d. N. Kendall, 6/0, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— McLough- 
lin d. Gardner, 6//1, 5/7, 6/3; Davis d. Nourse, by default; Strachan d. Mathey, 6/4, 6 3; 
Long d. Washburn, 7/5, 6/2; Williams d. Murray, 8/6, 7/9/, 9/7; Griffin d. Church, 6/1, 



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6/1: Greenberg d. Harrar, 6/0, 6/1; Johnston d. Strauss, 6/3, 6/0. FOURTH ROUND— 
McLoughliu d. Davis, 6/4, 6/4; Strachau d. Long, 6/4, 7/5; Gritiiu d. Williams, 6/3, 5/7. 
6/1; Johnston d. Greenberg, 6/3, 4/6, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND — McLoughlin d. 
Strachan, 3/6, 6/2, 6/2, 4/6, 6/2; Johnston d. Griffin, 6/2, 6/4, 3/6, 6/3. FINAL ROUND — 
McLoughlin d. Johnston, 7/9, 4/6, 8/6, 6/2, 6/4. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Curtis and Rohlfs d. Williams and Washburn, 4/6, 6/4, 8/6; Murray 
and Gardner d. Greenberg and R. E, Callahan, 6/3, 6/4; Johnston and Strachan d. C. 
H. Mercer and E. Finnegan, 6/4, 6/2; L. A. Sanchez and D. P. Hardy d. H. Hicks and 
R. Young, 6/3, 6/4; Griffin and Dr. Samuel Hard.v d. G. Hint and B. Petersen, 6/1, 6/3; 
Church and Mathey d. C. C. Cragin and R. Maples, 6/0, 6/1; Kelleher and Tyler d. 
Knowlton and Strauss, 6/3, 8/6; E. F. Davis and E. Stepansky d. Hobson and Glad- 
stone, by default. SECOND ROUND — M. Fottrell and Dawson d. Roberts and Johns, 
6/3, 4/6, 6/4; Mel and Al Rosenberg d. M. Griffin and P. Bibo, 6/1, 6/3; Murray and 
Gardner d. Curtis and Rohlfs, 3/6, 6/1, 6/4; Johnston and Strachan d. Sanchez and 
Hardy, 6/1, 6/1; Church and Mathey d. Griffin and Hardy, 6/4, 6/4; Kelleher and Tyler 
d. Davis and Stepansky, by default; Norman Ambrose and Fred Bass d. N. G. Wel- 
burn and F. Parr, 6/4, 6/3: S. Smith and E. Klein d. McLoughlin and Bundy, by 
default. THIRD ROUND — Rosenberg Bros. d. Fottrell and Dawson, 6/3, 7/5; Johnston 
and Strachan d. Murray and Gardner, 6/3, 6/2; Church and Mathey d. Kelleher and 
Tyler, 6/2, 8/6; Ambrose and Bass d. Smith and Klein, 3/6, 7/5, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND — Johnston and Strachan d. Rosenberg Bros., 6/0, 6/4, 6/2; Church and Mathey 
d. Ambrose and Bass, 7/5, 6/3, 6/2. FINAL ROUND — Johnston and Strachan d. Mathey 
and Church, 6/2, 2/6, 7/5, 6/1. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 

Mrs. W. Tusher d. Mrs. G. Kreklin, 2/6, 6/2, 6/3; Miss Elizabeth Beall d. Miss Mary 
Browne, by default; Mrs. D. S. Mills d. Miss Clara Krutchfleld, 6/3, 6/4; Miss Mar- 
jorie Thorn d. Mrs. S. C. Maynard, 6/2, 6/2; Mrs. P. Day d. Marguerite Bryan, 5/7, 
7/5, 6/4; Mrs. H. A. Niemeyer d. Miss Lenore Cohrone, 6/0, 6/0; Miss Carmen Tarilton 
d. Miss Ursula Detrick, 6/3, 6/3; Miss Pauline Wirtner d. Mrs. A. Shillock, 6/1, 6/3. 
SECOND ROUND— Miss Marjorie Wale d. Miss Estelle M. Kane, 7/5, 6/1; Miss Nellie 
Bates d. Miss Nettie Leimert, 8/6, 6/3; Miss Beall d. Mrs. Tusher, 6/3, 3/6, 8/6; Miss 
Thorn d. Mrs. Mills, 6/2, 6/0; Mrs. Niemeyer d. Mrs. Day, 6/1, 6/0; Miss Tarilton d. 
Miss Wirtner, 6/4, 4/6, 6/2; Mrs. Kullman d. Miss Lucy Waterbury, 6/0, 6/0; Miss Anita 
Myers d. Mrs. T. Fletcher, 6/2, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— Miss Wale d. Miss Bates, 6/2, 
3/6, 8/6; Miss Thorn d. Miss Beall, 6/1, 6/0; Mrs. Niemeyer d. Miss Tarilton, 6/2, 6/1; 
Miss Anita Mvers d. Mrs. Kullman, 7/5, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Wale d. 
Miss Thorn, 6/3, 1/6, 6/4; Miss Anita Myers d. Mrs. Niemeyer, 2/6, 6/3, 6/3. FINAL 
ROUND— Miss Myers d. Miss Wale, 6/4, 6/2. 




HAROLD H. HACKETT, 

The Old Internationalist. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 65 

Lon^wood Singles and Eastern Doubles 

Maurice E. McLoufjhlin retained bis title as Longwood champion, and Richard 
Norris Williams, 2nd, and Watson W. Washburn won the Eastern doubles, in 
the tournament held on the courts of the Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, 
beginning July 28. 

Williams was the tournament winner in singles, defeating N. W. Niles In 
straight sets. The match was played in a misty rain that was depressing. 
However. Williams was almost unplayable. Every shot was paceful and mar- 
velous in its accuracy. 

When Williams and McLoughlin met in the challenge round on Friday, 
August 6, the weather conditions were almost incredibly liad. There had been 
no sun for nearly a week and rain fell from start to finish of the match. The 
court became but little better than a quagmire and there was literally no foot- 
ing. Despite the gloomy conditions, a big crowd was out to see the match. 
Nearly 2.000 persons surrounded the court, many of them holding up umbrellas, 
but the majority stolidly enduring the steady downfall of rain. The gallery 
surrounded the court on four sides, filled the grandstand and packed the little 
eminence in front of the club house. Not only was there no seating space left, 
but standees occupied every position of vantage. 

Under these conditions the match was a travesty on lawn tennis. McLough- 
lin won. partly because he did not worry over things, and partly because he 
revealed himself in a totally new light — that of. a back court player, phenom- 
enally steady and adept at keeping the ball in play, and sure and dependable 
on his backhand. The general expectation was that W^illiams would win ; this 
was shared by McLoughlin. But the Philadelphian fretted over conditions, 
tried to move' quickly about the court and to go to the net. The result was 
that he fell flat on his face once and spread-eagled the court several times in 
his endeavor to get a ball that was out of his reach. 

The fancied teams in the Eastern Doubles were H. H. Hackett and T. R. Pell, 
Craig Biddle and Harry C. Johnson, R. N. Williams, 2nd, and W. M. Washburn, 
and N. W. Niles and G. P. Gardner, Jr.. all in the upper half ; E. P. Earned 
and F. C. Inman. Wallace Johnson and Irving C. Wright in the bottom half. 
The last named pairs clashed in the second round and a sensational and quite 
unexpected win for Johnson and Wright followed. 

With Earned and Inman out of it. interest centered In the top half. On 
Friday morning two five-set matches reduced the number of contenders there 
to two teams, while in the afternoon another five-set battle left only Williams 
and Washburn. Hackett and Pell won the first set from .Johnson and Biddle 
after a stiff fight and the second easily, but they lost the next two, after which 
they pressed on to victory by lasting better than their opponents. Williams 
and Washburn also won the first two sets easily from Niles and Gardner but 
a slump cost them the next two. They came strongly in the fifth, however, and 
won with something to spare. 

Friday afternoon's match was a thriller. Hackett and Pell won the first 
two sets decisively by vastly better play and team work. After that the tide 
turned and Williams and Washburn won the next three sets even more deci- 
eively. Williams was the star in these sets. He played with a dash and bril- 
liance that evoked great applause, and the very unorthodoxy of his shots did 
much to render them effective. Washburn was streaky, being both very good 
and very bad. Of the opposing pair Hackett was the better, getting plenty of 
pace on the ball and employing tactics that were beyond criticism. 

The final round was something of an anti-climax. Johnson and Wright were 
successful so long as Williams and Washburn were going badly, but when they 
started to play as a team and to hit out there was no doubt as to the result. 
Washburn was very much better than the day before, making many beautiful 
pliced shots, while Williams had much less to do and did it well most of the 
time. The summaries : 

LONGWOOD SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— J. Wheelwright d. Paul Jackson, 6/0, 6/0; Craig Biddle d. R. N. 
Dana. 6/4, 8/6: Harry Parker d. J. L. Karriok. Jr.. 6/1. 6/1: R. C. Brav d. H. J. Holt, 
11/9, 3/6, 7/5: Tudor Gross d. W. P. Whitehouse. 6/1. 6/0; R. C. Seaver d. F. W. Cole, 
7/5, 6/3; L. H. Martin d. E. Field. 6/2, 7/5; T. M. Underwood d. F. N. Olmstead, 5/7, 
6/3, 6/4; G. H. Nettleton d. H. R. Scott, 5/7. 6/2. 6/3; F. R. Sedgeley d. J. S. Nicholl, 
4/6, 6/2, 6/4; G. C. Caner d. F. J. Sulloway, 6/3, 6/4; H. H. Bundy d. J. Cummings, 6/1, 



66 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

6 2; Walter Roberts d. E. A. Niles, 6/2, 6/0; D. S. Watters d. J. G. Thomas, 6/4, 7/5; 
A. S. Dabney d. Francis Willett, 6/1, 6/4; G. W. Wightman d. A. M. Kidder, 7/9, 6/4, 
6/0; G. P. Gardner. Jr. d. V. Hockraeyer, 6/1, 6/0; F. J. Ross d. A. B. Rotch, 8/6, 6/1; 
C. J. Griffin d. J. W. Foster, 6/2. 6/3; J. A. Richards d. R. A. Cook. 6/3, 6/3. SECOND 
ROUND— N. W. Niles d. R. H. Kettell, 6/0, 6/3; C. B. Wilbar d. H. D. Carpenter, 6/0, 
6/1; A. N. Reggio d. F. A. Hinchcliffe, 4/6, 6/0, 6/1; J. S. Seabury d. L. W. Knox, 6/4, 
6/2; T. B. Plimpton d. Stanley Henshaw. 6/1, 1/6, 8/6; Robert Le Rov d. M. E. Johnson, 
6/0, 6/1; H. H. Whitman d. E. B. Benedict, 6/3, 6/0; C. Wethers d. Harold Swain, 0/6, 
6/2, 6/4; G. A. Lyon, Jr. d. R. S. Minot, 6/0, 6/1; Biddle d. Wheelwright, 6/3, 6/2; Bray 
d. Parker, 6/0, 6/3; Seaver d. Gross, 6/3, 6/3; Martin d. Underwood, 1/6, 6/3, 6/0; Net- 
tleton d. Sedgeley, 6/0, 7/5; Caner d. Bundy, 6/1. 6/4; R. N. Williams, 2nd, d. Roberts, 
6/1, 6/0; Watters d. Ward Dawson, 7/5, 6/4; Wightman d. Dabney, 6/1, 3/6, 6 '3: Gard- 
ner d. A. Ingraham, 6/3, G/0; Griffin d. Ross, 6/3, 8/6; Richards d. Charles Vose, Jr., 
6/1, 6/2; S. L. Beals d. G. H. Smith, Jr., 6/2, 6/2; W. M. Washburn d. H. B. Shaw, 6/1, 
6/1; I. C. Wright d. D. B. Karrick, 6/2, 6/2; E. H. Hooker d. W. H. Davis, 7/5, 7/5; 
Norman Johnson d. A. Cameron, 6/3, 6/3; Hoffman Nickerson d. C. McMullen, 6/0, 6/1; 
W. F. Johnson d. H. D. Harvey, 6/1, 6/1; C. P. Dodge d. W. H. Abbot, 6/4, 6/3. THIRD 
ROUND— N. W. Niles d. Wilbar, 6/1, 6/2, 6/1; W. M. Johnston d. Reggio, 6/4, 4/6, 6/2; 
Seabury d. Plimpton, 6/4, 4/6, 8/6, 6/2; Le Roy d. Whitman, 6/4. 2/6, 6/3; Lyon d. 
Wethers, 6/0. 6/1, 6/2; Biddle d. Brav, 6/0, 6/2, 6/1; Seaver d. Martin. 6/1. 6 '4. 6 0; 
Caner d. Nettleton, 6/1, 6a, 6/3; Williams d. Watters, 6/1, 6/2, 10/8; Gardner d. Wight- 
man, 2/6, 3/6, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3; Griffin d. Richards, 6/3, 6/3, 6/2; H. T. Emerson d. Beals, 
6/4, 6/4, 6/4; Washburn d. Wright, 5/7, 7/9, 6/4. 6/2, 6/3; Horace Taylor d. Hooker, 6/2, 
4/6, 8/6, 6/3; Nickerson d. Norman Johnson, 7/5. 6/4, 6/3; W. F. Johnson d. Dodge, 6/1, 
6/1, 6/4. FOURTH ROUND— N. W. Niles d. Jolmston, 6/4, 2/6, 6/4, 6/4; Le Roy d. Sea- 
bury, 6/1, 6/1, 6/2; Biddle d. Lyon, 6/4, 6/3, 6/0; Seaver d. Caner, 6/3, 4/6, 3/6, 6/2, 6/3; 
Williams d. Gardner, 6/2. 6/2, 6/1; Griffin d. Emerson, 6/2, 6/1, 6/4; Washburn d. Tay- 
lor, 6/8, 6/2, 6/3, 6/3; W. F. Johnson d. Nickerson, 6/3, 6/3, 6/2. FIFTH ROUND— N. W. 
Niles d. Le Roy, 6/3, 2/6, 8/6, 6/3; Biddle d. Seaver, 6/4, 6/3. 6/2; Williams d. Griffin, 
9/7, 7/5, 6/1; W. F. Johnson d. Washburn, 6/3. 6/1. 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— N. W. 
Niles d. Biddle, 6/4, 4/6, 6/4, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Williams d. N. W. Niles, 6/1, 
6/0, 6/1. CHALLENGE ROUND— McLoughlin d. Williams (challenger) , 6/3, 6/3, 2/6, 6/2. 

EASTERN DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Reggio and R. S. Lovering d. W. F. Dearborn and T. M. Underwood, 
6/3, 6/1, 6/2; Dodge and J. Richardson, Jr. d. Watters and Carpenter, 6/0. 6/3, 2/6. 1/6, 
6/4; Williams and Washburn d. Nicholl and Hinchcliffe. 6/2. 6/1. 6/2; W. P. Whitehouse 
and Cameron d. Vose and Benedict, 7/5, 6/3, 4/6, 4/6, 10/8; N. W. Niles and Gardner d. 
Sedgeley and Field, 6/0, 6/3, 6/0; Mackinney and Dana d. Plimpton and W. E. Putnam, 
6/2, 6/0, 6/4; Scott and Beals d. Olmsted and Cook. 6/1, 4/6, 6/2. 6/1; Lyon and Wheel- 
wright d. J. Nowell and N. P. Hallowell, 11/9. 7/5. 4/6, 6/2; Holden and Emerson d. 
Seaburv and Whitman. 6/2, 4/6, 6/3, 6/1; H. V. Greenough and C. Frothingliam d. Smith 
and Willett, 6/2, 6/0, 6/2; Rotch and E. A. Niles d. R. Minot and W. S. Minot, 6/2, 6/1, 
6/4; A. R. Kent and F. J. Goodridge d. Wethers and Ross, 6/2, 6/2, 6/1. SECOND 
ROUND— H. H. Hackett and T. R. Pell d. Bray and G. F. Wales, 6/3, 6/3, 6/4; Holt 
and H. I. Foster d. Taylor and M. E. Johnson, 6/4, 6/4, 6/2: Hooker and H. W. Mason 
d. R. Means and J. G. L. Blake, 5/7. 6/3. 4/6, 6/2, 6/2; Biddle and H. C. Johnson d. J. 
Cummings and F. H. Baird, 6/0, 6/2, 6/1; Reggio and Lovering d. R. Currier and J. 
W. Foster, 0/6, 9/7, 6/3, 6/1; Williams and Washburn d. Dodge and Richardson, 6/3, 6/2, 
6/2: C. Hutcliins and L. P. Pickman. Jr., d. Whiteliouse and Cameron, 6/1, 8/6, 4/6, 6/2; 
N. W. Niles and Gardner d. ]Mackinney and Dana, 6/2, 6/3, 6/2; Lyon and Wheelwright 
d. Scott and Beals, 6/4, 6/3, 3/6, 6/3: Holden and Emerson d. Greenough and Frothing- 
ham, 9/7, 6/4, 6/4: Kent and Goodridge d. Rotch and E. A. Niles, 6/0, 6/2, 4/6, 6/3; 
Wright and W. F. Johnson d. E. P. Earned and F. C. Inman, 8/6, 6/3, 6/4; C. T. Porter 
and C. Collcster d. J. L. Karrick. Jr. and D. B. Karrick, 6/2, 6/0, 6/1; Nettleton and 
Cole d. Sulloway and Seaver. 2/6, 6/4, 6/2, 9/7; J. R. Tunis and R. Tunis d. W. F. Kim- 
ball and W. M. McKim. 6/4, 6/3, 6/1; Caner and Bundy d. Philip Wardner and Davis, 
6/0, 6/4, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Hackett and Pell d. Holt and H. I. Foster, 6/1. 6/1, 6/1; 
Biddle and C. Johnson d. Hooker and Mason, 6/2, 6/0, 6/1; Williams and Washburn d. 
Reggio and Lovering, 9/7, 6/4, 6/4; N. W. Niles and Gardner d. Hutchins and Pickman. 
by default; Holden and Emerson d. Lyon and Wheelwright, 7/5, 6/3, 2/6, 6/2; Y\'right 
and W. F. Johnson d. Kent and Goodridge, 6/0, 6/1, 6/1; Porter and Collester d. Net- 
tleton and Cole. 6/4, 5/7. 2/6. 6/4, 7/5; Caner and Bundy d. Tunis and Tunis, 7/5, 5/7, 
6/1, 4/6, 6/2. FOURTH ROUND— Hackett and Pell d. Biddle and H. C. Johnson, 8/6, 
6/2, 1/6, 2/6, 6/2; Williams and Washburn d. N. W. Niles and Gardner. 6/3. 6/3, 4/6, 4/6, 
6/3; Wright and W. F. Johnson d. Holden and Emerson, 6/1. 6/3, 5/7, 6/1; Caner and 
Bundv d. Porter and Collester, by default. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Williams and Wash- 
burn d. Hackett and Pell, 2/6. 3/6, 6/2, 6/2, 6/3; Wright and W. F. Johnson d. Caner 
and Bundv, 6/2, 6/0, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Williams and Washburn d. Wright and 
Johnson, 3/6, 8/6, 6/3, 6/1. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 6T 

Longwood Women's Tournament 

The meeting of Mrs. George W. Wightman and Miss Molla Bjurstedt In the 
final round of the Longwood tournament for women was the chief feature of 
the competition held on the dirt courts of the Longwood Cricket Club, Boston 
during the week of September 27. It was a thrilling match, which' ran the 
gamut for brilliant and crafty playing. Miss Bjurstedt won. The challenge- 
round between Miss Edith Rotch. the holder of the title, and Miss Bjurstedt 
was tame in comparison to the final round. Miss Bjurstedt again won this, 
time in straight sets. ' 

The doubles went to Mrs. Wightman and Miss Eleanora Sears after a good 
match featured by the occasional brilliance of Mrs. Wightman. Mrs. Wightman 
proved a double winner, as she and H. C. Johnson captured the mixed doubles 
A big upset occurred in this event when Miss Eleanora Sears and K. N Wil-' 
liams. 2nd, were defeated by Miss Alice Thorndike and A. N. Regglo. The 
summaries : 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Mrs. T. H. Cabot d. Miss Rosamond Newton, 6/0, 6/0; Mrs H H 
Smith d. Miss Margaret Burnham, 7/5, 6/1; Miss Alice Thorndike d. Miss M. R. Lin- 
coln, 6/4, 6/1; Miss Molla Bjurstedt d. Miss Marion Homans, 6/1, 6/4; Miss Ina KisseL 
d. Miss Abby Morrison, 6/2, 7/5; Mrs. Clarence Denny d. Mrs. G. A. Lyon, 6/0, 6/1- Mrs 
George Wightman d. Miss Nora Saltonstall, 6/0, 6/1; Miss Pauline Frank d Miss' Rutli 
Nickerson, 7/5, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Miss Alice Cunningham d. Miss Evelyn MacLeod 
6/1, 6/0; Miss Eleanora Sears d. Miss Margaret Taylor, 6/4, 6/2; Mrs. Robert Le Rov d' 
Miss Elizabeth Dwight, 6/3, 6/4; Mrs. Cabot d. Miss Ruth Harrington, 2/6 6/2 "8/6* 
Mrs. Thorndike d. Mrs. Smith, 6/0, 6/4; Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss Phyllis Sears, 6/1 6/0- 
Miss Kissel d. Mrs. William Armory, 2nd, 6/3, 6/0; Mrs. Denny d. Miss Edith Foster' 
6/3, 6/2; Mrs. Wightman d. Miss Helen Alexander, 6/2, 6/4; Miss Ann Sheaf e d Miss 
Pauline Frank, 6/0, 6/2; Mrs. J. L. Bremer d. Mrs. George de Gersdorff, 8/6, 6/4; Miss 
Eleanor Lindley d. Miss Edith Pitkin, 6/2, 6/1; Miss M. P. Winsor d. Miss Isabelle 
Mumford, 3/6, 6/2, 6/3; Miss Evelyn Sears d. Miss Rosamond Williams, 6/0, 6/3. THIRD 
ROUND— Miss Cunningham d. Miss C. G. Loring, 6/2, 6/2; Miss Eleanora Sears d Mrs 
Le Roy, 6/2, 6/0; Mrs. Cabot d. Mrs. N. Niles, 6/2, 6/2; Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss Thorn- 
dike, 6/0, 6/0; Mrs. Denny d. Miss Kissel, 6/4, 7/5; Mrs. Wightman d. Miss Sheaf e 6/3 
6/4; Miss Lindley d. Mrs. Bremer, 8/6, 2/6, 6/1; Miss Evelyn Sears d. Miss Winsor, 8/6. 
6/2. FOURTH ROUND— Miss Eleanora Sears d. Miss Cunningham, 4/6, 6/3, 7/5' Miss 
Bjurstedt d. Mrs. Cabot, 6/3, 6/3; Mrs. Wightman d. Mrs. Dennv, 6/0, 6/4; Miss Evelvn 
Sears d. Miss Lindley, 4/6, 6/3, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss 
Eleanora Sears, 6/2, 6/2; Mrs. Wightman d. Miss Evelyn Sears, 6/0, 6/0. FINAL ROUND- 
—Miss Bjurstedt d. Mrs. Wightman, 8/6, 7/9, 6/2. 
CHALLENGE ROUND— Miss Molla Bjurstedt d. Miss Edith Rotch, 6/2, 6/2. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Miss Kissel and Miss Lindley d. Miss Morrill and Miss Hill, 6/1, 6/0; 
Mrs. J. Blodgett and Miss R. Blodsett d. Miss Newton and Miss Parker, 7/5, 4/6, 6/2; 
Mrs. Denny and Miss Homans d. Miss Thorndike and Miss P. Sears, 6/4. 8/6; Miss Sal- 
tonstall and Miss Mumford d. Mrs. Lyon and Mrs. Niles. 6/0, 6/0; Miss Cunningham and 
Miss Harnngton d. Miss Morrison and Miss Taylor, 6/0, 6/3; Miss Bjurstedt and Miss- 
Sheafe d. Miss Ely and Miss A. Bremer, 6/2, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Mrs. Wightman 
and Miss Eleanora Sears d. Miss Winsor and Miss Alexander, 6/4, 6/2; Mrs. de Gers- 
dorff and Mrs. Le Roy d. Mrs. Billings and Mrs. Godfrey, 6/2, 6/4; Miss Evelyn Sears- 
and Miss Marion Fenno d. Miss Kissel and Miss Lindlev, 5/7, 6/3, 6/4; Mrs. Denny and 
Miss Homans d. Mrs. Blodgett and Miss Blodgett, 6/2, 6/0; Miss Cunningham and Miss- 
Harrington d. Miss Saltonstall and Mrs. Mumford. 6/4, 6/2; Miss Bjurstedt and Miss, 
Sheafe d. Mrs. Bates and Miss Nickerson, 6/1. 6/0; Mrs. J. L. Bremer and Mrs. Warren 
d. Countess Von Holstein and Mrs. Pratt, 6/3. 6/8, 6/1; Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Felton d. 
Miss Hamell and Miss Brown, 6/1, 5/7, 8/6. THIRD ROUND— Mrs. Wightman and Miss- 
Eleanora Sears d. Mrs. de Gersdorff and Mrs. Le Roy, 6/1, 6/0; Miss Evelyn Sears and 
Miss Fenno d. Mrs. Denny and Miss Homans, 6/3, 7/5; Miss Bjurstedt and Miss Sheaf e- 
d. Miss Cunningham and Miss Harrington, 6/1, 6/4: Mrs. Bremer and Mrs. Warren d. 
Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Felton, 6/2, 5/7, 7/5. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Wightman ani 
Miss Eleanora Sears d. Miss Evelyn Sears and Miss Fenno, 6/0, 2/6, 6/2; Miss Bjurstedt 
and Miss Sheafe d. Mrs. Bremer and Mrs. Warren, 9/7, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Mrs. 
Wightman and Miss Eleanora Sears d. Miss Bjurstedt and Miss Sheafe, 7/5, 6/3. 

MIXED DOUBLES, 
FINAL ROUND— Mrs. George Wightman and H. C. Johnson d. Miss Molla Bjurstedt 
and I. C. Wright, 6/0, 6/0. 




1, A. L. Green, with Jerry Weber, Michigan State Doubles Champions; 2, Jerry Weber, 
Michigan State Champion: 3, T. E. Musselman, Singles winner in Illinois, Missouri 
and Iowa Tournament: 4. H. C. Gifford and, 5, M. G. Ketchum, runners-up in Doubles, 
Chicago City Tournament. 

PLAYERS PROMINENT IN MIDDLE WEST TENNIS. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. Q^ 

Western Championships 

By a. H. Lawson. 

George M. Church of Princeton, who, in addition to intercollegiate champion, 
has had many other tennis titles attached to his name, added another laurel to 
his crown by defeating Alex. Squair in the challenge round of the twenty-sixth 
annual tournament for the Western championship, held on the turf courts of 
the Onwentsia Club, at Lake Forest. 111. 

Walter T. Hayes and Ralph H. Burdick of Chicago won the right to compete 
in the preliminaries of the National Doubles by defeating Heath Byford and 
Alex. Squair. 

The tournament was played under trying weather conditions, sundry showers 
and occasional cloudbursts causing postponements of matches and defaults, 
and affected the usual attendance in the galleries. One hundred and four sin- 
gles entries and about fifty dout)les team entries were received, among which 
were a number of players of national reputation, who were compelled to default 
because of their inability to finish matches elsewhere on time. In spite of this 
fact, the gallery enjoyed a week of excellent tennis. 

In the first round Heath Byford. Illinois State champion, caused a sensation 
by defeating W. M. Johnston of San Francisco, in three sets. Johnston won 
the first set. allowing Byford only eighteen points for the nine games of the 
frame, taking love games on Byford's service twice. Byford took the first game 
of the second set. Johnston took the next three. With the score 4/3. In John- 
ston's favor, each player won a deuce game. Byford followed with a love game 
and only allowed the Californian two points in the three deciding games. In 
the third and deciding set. with the score 4/1 against him, Byford made a sen- 
sational rally and aided by Johnston's wildness took five straight games, win- 
Ding the set and match. Johnston appeared nervous and unable to control his 
strokes, going wild at several stages of the match. Byford. on the other hand, 
played a steady and consistent game. Other than this, the early rounds fur- 
nished no surprises. 

By the time the third round was reached the rainy weather had go affected 
the courts that play was very heavy. The balls became caked with mud and 
frequently had to be changed. In spite of these adverse conditions, some Inter- 
esting matches were staged. 

A.J. Lindauer defeated Nat Thornton of Atlanta, Ga., one of the Southern dou- 
bles champions, after dropping the first set. 3/6, 6/1, 6/3. Al Green. Michigan 
singles champion, defeated Hal Gifford. former University of Chicago cham- 
pion. The loser showed superior speed in the first set, winning 6/2, but was un- 
able to keep up the pace, dropping the next two sets. 6/3. 6/1. In this round 
Jerry Weber eliminated Ralph Burdick, runner-up in the City and State tourna- 
ments, 6/4. 0/7. and In the fourth round Walter Hayes took Al Green Into 
<'amp In a three-set match, 6/3, 3/6. 6/3. Joseph Armstrong, former Minne- 
sota champion, defeated Lindauer. 6/2. 7/5. Byford defeated Weber. 6/2. 6/3. 

The best match of the fifth round was played between M. G. Ketchum. for- 
mer Californian. and Heath Byford. Ketchum showed flashes of excellent 
tennis, but was erratic, while Byford. playing his usual steady game, won In 
straight sets. 6/4. 6/3. Walter Hayes was "scheduled to play Joseph Armstrong 
in this round, and the gallery was greatly disappointed when Armstrong, who 
was obliged to return to his business in Philadelphia, defaulted. G. M. Church 
easily defeated the veteran, J. C. Neely, and C. G. Hill, the former Tale player, 
disposed of H. Raeder, Jr. 

After a gruelling four-set doubles match. Hayes attempted to play G. M. 
Church in the semi-final round, but his previous match made him an easy vic- 
tim of the Princeton champion, who allowed him only five games in the three 
sets. Byford defeated Hill in straight sets. 

In the final round Byford was only able to break through Church's defense 
for one set. He took the first three games, but Church, taking the fourth as a 
love game on his own service by brilliant placing, won the next five games and 
set. In the second set Church led at 5/3, but Bvford, fighting doggedlv. won 
the next four games, taking the set. 7/5. The effort required to win the second 
set proved too great for Byford, and he won only four games in the next two 
sets. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 71 

Owin^ to weather conditions it was necessary to hold back the singles 
niatches. in order to allow the doubles to be completed in time for the Western 
champions to enga.ce in the sectional doubles, which were scheduled to go on 
at the conclusion of the week. Asa result, the challenge round between Church 
and Alex. Squair was not played until after the final match in the sectional 
uounles. 

■nr.^S^ri!^ started the first set with his serve, but dropped the game on his outs. 
I }} .X.^^2^^ ^/-^ against him. Squair tied the set. losing in two deuce games 
5/7. x\ath 35 points to Church's 38. Squair took the first game of the second 
set at love. Church being unable to return Squair's twist service The second 
game was deuced five times. Church losing the double faults. The games were 
even twice at 2/2 and 3/3. after which the Princetonlan took three straight 
games, winning the set. 6/3. In the following set Squair reversed this score 
winning his first and only set. 6/3. The intermission seemed to put new life 
final set 6/2 ^^ ^'^^ ^* ^^^ *^"^^^ master of the situation, winning the 

*v^^ i?^^'"^".^^ evident from the early doubles rounds that the competition for 
tne championship would be between local teams. Two good matches were fur- 
nished m the semj-final round when Byford and Squair defeated Gifford and 
«fo ^^2^V/'o^-o^;l'v^(^-,^°^ Hayes and Burdick defeated Weber and Green. 
z/xT' ^Vt • ^/^' ^^^ ■• '^"^ ^^^^ ^^^^ match of local interest came in the final round 
^'V^^-'^'^f ^^^ Burdick met Byford and Squair. In a hard fought four-set 
match the former pair captured the championship and the right to play in the 
sectional doubles. & lv^ ^^ a^^ xu 

In the wonien's singles. Miss C. B. Neely of Chicago won the final round by 
defeating Miss Louise Pound of Lincoln. Nebr.. 6/3. 6/4 As Miss Mary K 
Browne was unable to make the trip from California to defend her title," she 
defaulted, and Miss Neely became Western champion 

Miss C. B. Neely and Miss Louise Pound won the doubles by defeating Mrs. 
E. H. Brewer and Miss Katherine Waldo. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

t/^w^,'^o^-^^^J^?~^To ^f ^^V ^r"^''," ^- ^i"''«i" Hr.bbard, 6/3. 6/2: W. McC. Blair d. L. 
^h^ <,^X'"'d^o^\r^lK{'- ^; Lindaiier d. P. C. Ward. 6/1, 6/3: James Weber d. D. F. 
Wiley 6/3, 6/3; Nat. Thornton d. Chester Williams, 6/2. 6/3; Staver Mouldine d W D 
Washburn. Jr.. 6/2, 5/7, 6/0: J. J. Armstrong d. F. H. Logan. 6/2, 6/2: L.F Pane d J 
H. Hamline, 6/4, 2/6. 8/6: M. A. James d. W. D. Hadsell, 6/3, 6/2- W T Haves d n' 
Knot"^fi"/^' !in' t^%^n^h ^'''r'.^'^i ^^- ^- ^- '^^^^'' 6/2. 6/2: H.' C. Gifford d. E M." 
f/9?\^l' rn', :,^^P''^'^"^'" ^J.^- ^^«>'Pr, 6/2, 6/1: E. Rockwell d. William Fuller, 7/5, 
6/2 K. B Uhls d. W. E. Swift, 6/4, 6/1: C. P. Kimball d. B. Wicks, 6/2, 6/1: M. G 
Ketchum d J. L Adams. 6/3, 6/3: Paget Cady d. R. Anthony, 7/5, 6/2: J. H. Weber d 
Jay Chappell 6/1, 6/2: Hart Vance, Jr. d. Claiborne Garrett. 6/1, 6/3: H. T Bvford d 
W.M. Johnston, 3/6, 7/5, 6/4: Glen Gooder d. E. H. Fabrice, 6/3, 6/3: H. E. .Tames d 
S. R Howe, 6/2, 6/2. SECOND ROUND-Walter Naef d. O.C. Taylor 6/1 6/1 LK 
Callahan d H. F. Ferry, 4/6, 6/4. 6/0: J. C. Neely, Jr., d. B. M. Grant 6/2' 6/4' g" m' 
R%''ln '^■n^''^T' ^^h VH^J- Forstall d. W. McC. Blair, 6/0, 6/4: Lindauer d. Weber; 
6/2. 6/1: Thornton d. J. L. Moss. Jr., 6'2, 6/2: Moulding d. E. T. Pancoast 6/4 6/4- 
Armstrong d. J A. Krugh 6/2, 6/4: M. .Lames d. Pape. 6/2, 6/1; Hayes d. E. A. Knoohe'. 
Jk 6/1: Gifford d. F. M Fargo, Jr., 6/1. 6/0: A. L. Green, Jr., d. J. A. Stevenson, 6/1, 
6/2: Gardner d. Rockwell, 6/2, 7/5; Kimball d. Uhls, 6/4, 6/4: Ketchnm d. Lucian Wil- 
liams, *^3 6/3; Cady d. A. M. Vernon. 8/6, 6/3; R. H. Burdick d. W. J. Hoppe. 6/0, 6/2; 
T , ^^^'^^^r.''-.^- ^- ^"^^' ^'^ default: D. Robertson d. Vance, 6/4, 6/2; Byford d. 
Jack Gates by default: H. James d. Gooder, 6/0, 6/1: W. A. Futterer d. F. A." Thomp- 
son b/2, 6/1; A. Hazelhurst, Jr.. d. H. O. Tnrvey, 1/6. 6/0. 9/7. THIRD ROUND— Naef 
d. Deenng Davis, by default: Neely d. Callahan, by default; R. E Turvev d' Francis 
Benson 6/1 6/3; Church d. Forstall, 6/3, 6/1: Lindauer d. Thornton, 3/6, 6/1. 6/3; Arm- 
strong d. Moulding 6/0, 6/2: Hayes d. M. James, 6/2, 6/1; Green d. Gifford. 2/6, 6/3, 6/1; 
Gardner d Kimball, 6/3, 6/2: Ketchnm d. Cady, 6/4. 6/4: J. H. Weber d. Burdick. 6/4 
9/7; Byford d. Robertson, 6/2, 6/3; H. James d. Futterer, 6/1. 6/1; C G Hill d L H 
Waidner, 4/6, 6/2, 6/3; H. Raeder, .Tr.. d. Hazelhurst. by default. FOURTH ROUND— 
Neely d Naef, 6/1, 6/4; Church d. Turvey, 6/0. 6/1: Armstrong d. Lindauer, 6/2 7/5- 
Hayes d. Green, 6/3, 3/6. 6/3: Ketchum d. Gardner, 6/1, 7/5; Bvford d Weber 6/2 6/3' 
Hill d. H James 6/2, 6/4; Raeder d. G. W. Fnrgo, 6/2. 6/4. FIFTH ROUND-Chnr'^h d'. 
Neely, 6/16/0; Hayes d. Armstrong.' by default; Byford d. Ketchum, 6/4, 6/3; Hill d. 
?,r*i'v^' V?.' 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND-rinirch d. Hayes. 6/1, 6/3, 6/1; Byford d. Hill. 
6/4. 6/4, 6/L FINAL ROUND-Chnrch d. Byford. 6/3, 5/7, 6/3, 6/L .y^uiu u. mu, 

CHALLENGE ROUND— G. M. Church d. A. M. Squair, 7/5, 6/3, 3/6, 6/2. 




1, Paul Darrouffh and, la, Eugene O. Monett. Doubles Champions of the University of 
Oklahoma; 2. Walter T. Haves and, 3, Ralph H. Burdick, Western Doubles Cham- 
pions; 3a, W. S. McEllroy, New York State champion in Singles and Doubles and 
Ohio State champion; 4 and 5. James brothers, Northwestern University, runuers-up 
in Doubles, Western Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 73 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Byford and Squair d. Fargo and Fargo, 6/4, 6/4, 6/2; Gifford and 
Ketchum d. Lindauer and Forstall, 6/3, 7/5, 3/6, 6/4; Futterer and Naef d. Wicks and 
Hamline, 6 '3, 6/3, 6/4; Ferry and Ferry d. Hoppe and Vernon, 6/2, 7/5, 3/6, 7/5. SECOND- 
ROUND— Blair and Gardner d. Taylor and Wyman, 7/5, 6/2, 6/1; Bvford and Squair d 
Merrill and Yott, 6/2, 6/0, 6/1; James and James d. Cobb and Forrest, 6/2, 6/1, 7/5; Gif- 
ford and Ketchum d. Spalding and Blair, 6/2, 6/0, 6/1; Weber and Green d. Fyffe and 
Knox, 6/0, 6/2, 6/0; Krugh and Ulils d. Futterer and Naef, 7/9, 6/3, 4/6, 6/2, 8/6; Ferry 
and Ferry d. Moss and Bowen, by default; Turvey and Turvey d. Nicholls and Huck, 
6/4, 6/3, 6/4; Hayes and Burdick d. Ward and Wiley, 6/1, 6/2, 6/4. THIRD ROUND— 
Blair and Gardner d. Williams and Williams, by default; Byford and Squair d. Heely 
and Hill, 7/5, 6/4, 6/0; Logan and James Weber d. Fuller and Hubbard, 6/1, 6/4, 6/3; 
Gifford and Ketchum d. James and James, 6/3, 6/2, 6/3; Weber and Green d. Krugh and 
Uhls, 6/2, 6/2, 5/7, 6/3; Swift and Waidner d. Ferry and Ferry, 6/0, 6/2, 6/2; Turvey 
and Turvey d. Howe and Washburn, 6/2, 6/2, 7/5; Hayes and Burdick d. Fitzhugh and 
partner, ly,^ default. FOURTH ROUND— Byford and Squair d. Blair and Gardner, 6/0, 
6/0, 6/1; Gifford and Ketchum d. Logan and James Weber, 6/1, 6/1, 6/3; Weber and 
Green d. Swift and Waidner, 8/6. 6/2, 6/2; Hayes and Burdick d. Turvey and Turvey, 
6/0, 6/1, 6/0. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Byford and Squair d. Gifford and 'Ketchum, 6/3, 
9/7, 6/4; Hayes and Burdick d. Weber and Green, 6/2, 4/6, 6/2, 8/6. FINAL ROUND— 
Hayes and Burdick d. Byford and Squair, 4/6, 6/1, 6/3, 9/7. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Miss Margaret Thompson d. Miss Helen Hill, 6/1, 6/1; Mrs. C W 
Adams d. Miss Katherine Waldo, 2/6, 6/3, 10/8; Mrs. W. S. Miller d. Mrs. George Mas- 
sey, 6/4, 4/6, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Mrs. E. H. Brewer d. Miss K. L. Phillips, 6/2, 
6/3; Miss C. B. Neely d. Miss E. C. Russell, 6/2, 6/0; Mrs. M. McNeil d. Mrs. D. M. 
Ryerson, Jr., 6/4, 6/3; Miss Edith Hoyt d. Mrs. J. H. Morse, 6/2, 6/1: Mrs. Adams d. 
Miss Margaret Thompson, 6/2, 6/0; Miss Mabel Lee d. Mrs. W. S. Miller, 6/3, 2/6, 6/1; 
Miss M. K. Voorhees d. Miss Edith Harriman, 6/2, 6/1; Miss Julia Thompson d. Miss 
Frances Charles, 8/6, 3/6, 7/5; Miss Miriam Steever d. Miss Gladys Kelley, 6/3, 6/1; Misa 
Louise Pound d. Miss Alice Miller, 6/2, 7/5; Miss Elizabeth Adsit d. Miss Alice Sar- 
gent, 6/3, 6/1; Miss Marjorie Hires d. Miss Edith Cummings, 6/1, 6/1. THIRD ROUND — 
Mrs. Brewer d. Miss Charles, 6/4, 5/7, 6/4; Miss Neely d. Mrs. McNeil, 6/1, 6/1; Misa 
Hoyt d. Mrs. Cudahy, 6/3, 6/4; Mrs. Adams d. Miss Tuttle, 6/3, 6/3; Miss Voorhees d. 
Miss Lee, 7/5, 6/2; Miss Steever d. Miss Julia Thompson, 6/1, 6/0; Miss Pound d. Miss 
Adsit, 6/1, 6/0; Miss Hires d. Mrs. Cunningham, 6/2, 6/0. FOURTH ROUND— Miss 
Neely d. Mrs. Brewer, 7/5, 6/1; Mrs. Adams d. Miss Hoyt, 6/0, 6/2; Miss Steever d. Miss 
\oorhees, 3/6, 6/3, 6/4; Miss Pound d. Miss Hires, 6/3, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss 
Neely d. Mrs. Adams, 3/6, 7/5, 6/1; Miss Pound d. Miss Steever, 6/3, ' 7/5. FINAL 
ROUND— Miss Neely d. Miss Pound, 6/3, 6/4. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Miss C. B. Neely d. Miss M. K. Browne, by default. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Miss Adsit and Miss Tuttle d. Miss Phillips and partner, 6/3, 6/1; 
Miss Neely and Miss Pound d. Miss Steever and Miss Hoyt, 6/1, 6/3; Mrs. Cudahy and 
Miss Margaret Tliompson d. Miss Russell and Miss Pauling, 6/0, 6/1. SECOND ROUND 
—Mrs. Cunningham and Miss Kelley d. Miss Cummings and Miss Clow, 6/1, 6/2; Miss 
Lee and Miss Miller d. Miss Charles and Miss Charles, 6/4, 3/6, 6/2; Mrs. McNeill and 
Mrs. Miller d. Miss Adsit and Miss Tuttle, 6/0, 6/2; Mrs. Cudahv and Miss Margaret 
Thompson d. Mrs. Ryerson and Miss Julia Thompson, 6/4, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— Mrs. 
I'.rewer and Miss Waldo d. Mrs. Cunningham and Miss Kelley, 6/2, 6/2; Mrs. McNeill 
and Mrs. Miller d. Miss Lee and Miss Miller, 4/6, 6/3, 6/1; Miss Neely and Miss Pound 
d. Mrs. Cudahy and Miss Margaret Thompson, 8/6, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Mrs. 
Brewer and Miss Waldo d. Mrs. McNeill and Mrs. Miller, 6/4, 6/2; Miss Neely and Miss 
Pound d. Mrs. Adams and Miss Voorhees, 7/5, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Miss "Neely and 
Miss Pound d. Mss, Brewer and Miss Waldo, 2/6, 6/0, 6/2. 








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San Francisco. 
Bay Counties Cliampion, 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 75 

Pacific Coast Championships 

By Cakl R. Gardxeu. 

Three national champions, William Johnston (singles), Miss Bjurstedt 
(women's singles) and Clarence Griffin (men's doubles with Johnston), were 
thrown into the discard before the final rounds of the singles events, each by 
players who were hardly considered serious contenders. Then, to make ruina- 
tion more complete, the two strongest women's doubles teams in the vicinity 
of San Francisco were put out by a pair of junior girls. Miss Marjorie Wale 
and Miss Marjorie Thorn. The latter lost to Miss Bjurstedt and Mrs. 
Wightman in the final round, however. 

Herbert L. Hahn of Leland Stanford, Jr., University is the successor to 
Champion Johnston in singles. San Franciscans gave him only an outside 
chance to reach even the semi-final bracket, for Clyde Curley and Byron 
Batkin were in his quarter, and the latter was freely picked to bracket with 
GriflSn in the semi-final of the upper half. But Hahn came through, after 
pulling out of almost bottomless holes in each match, and won from Griffin 
in a five-set contest, which was chiefly featured by the soft, nervous lack- 
luster play of the doubles champion. Hahn, however, showed he had superior 
tennis in him and made a very favorable impression with his sound back 
court play, finding holes in Griffin's net attacks with little trouble. 

Meanwhile, H. Van Dyke Johns, also of Stanford University, reached the 
final bracket with his teammate by disposing of national champion and two 
times holder of the coast title, Johnston. The youngster was not expected 
to get more than six or eight games from the champion, but after losing 
the first set, 4/6, he took the next two at 6/4, 6/3. The fourth was 
Johnston's at 6/3, but the Stanford youth took the fifth and match, 7/5. 
This left people considerably stunned. Johnston showed hardly a vestige 
of his real form, hitting wild most of the time, but, on the other hand, Johns 
was revealed in a new light, playing far above his head. His volleying was 
very clever, and he excelled in other departments as well. 

The final match was a decided anti-climax. Hahn was awed, but Johns 
was overawed by the realization of his win on the previous day, and the 
resulting tennis was distinctly mediocre. Hahn was the less self-conscious 
of the two, and his game proved superior to that of his teammate by three 
sets to one, the scores being 6/1, 6/4, 3/6, 6/1. 

Mrs. George Wightman took the women's singles title with little trouble, 
defeating Miss Anita Myers in the final round, 6/3, 6/1. Miss Myers sprung 
the surprise of the event and one of the three biggest of the tournament 
when she won from Miss Molla Bjurstedt in the semi-final at 0/6, 6/4, 6/4. 
The champion was winning so easily at the start that she unconsciously 
slacked up and soon Miss Myers had her in difficulties, winning the second 
set by dint of excellent placing with her chops and drives. In the third set 
Miss Bjurstedt strove mightily to come back, but her pet drives missed by 
Inches and she went down to defeat. 

The victory of Mrs. Wightman brought her again into the roll of (!!ali- 
fornia champions, where she once flourished and where Californians feel 
she still belongs, in spite of her residence in Boston. In defeating Miss 
Baker, State champion, 6/1, 6/0, and Miss Myers, Bay Counties champion, 
6/3, 6/1, she showed almost all her old time skill, her volleying and general- 
ship being predominant as in bygone years. 

With George Wightman, Mrs. Wightman also took the mixed doubles, 
winning from Miss Baker and Roberts in the final round, 6/2, 6/4. They 
were too well balanced a team for the others to cope with. The surprise 
of the event was the defeat of Miss Bjurstedt and Griffin by Miss Baker and 
Roberts, 7/5, 2/6, 6/4. 

Of course Miss Bjurstedt and Mrs. Wightman won the women's doubles, 
meeting the junior girls, Marjorie Thorn and Marjorie W^ale, in the final and 
taking the match at 6/2. 6/1. The junior team had previously upset predic- 
tions by defeating the coast champions. Miss Tennant and Miss Tarilton, and 
also the Misses Myers and Baker. The summaries : 



76 SPAX,DING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Fred Pritchard d. E. V. Weller, 6/3, 10/8; Roland Roberts d. C. 
P. Sonntag, 6/2, 6/0; G. A. Flint d. E. D. Lederman, 6/2, 3/6, 7/5; Mel Rosenberg d. 
W. G. Knowlton, 6/3, 6/3: Allyn Barber d. P. P. Faulkner, 6/2, 6/1; H. V. D. Johns d. 
G. W. Wightman, 8/6, 6/0. SECOND ROUND— M. Rosenberg d. S. H. Derby, 6/1, 6/1; 
B. H. Batkin d. Pritchard, 6/4, 6/2; Herbert Hahn d. Clyde Curley, 4/6, 8/6, 6/2; Roberts 
d. W. E. Gorham, 6/1, 6/2; C. J. Griffin d. George Flint, 6/2, 0/6, 6/3; W. M. Johnston 
d. C. R. Gardner, 6/3, 8/6; Al Rosenberg d. Ray Greenberg, 6/2, 6/3; Johns d. Barber, 
13/11, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— Griffin d. Roberts, 4/6, 6/3, 8/6; Hahn d. Batkin, 8/10, 
6/4, 7/5; Johns d. M. Rosenberg, 6/3, 1/6, 6/1; Jolinston d. Al Rosenberg, 6/1, 6/4. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Johns d. Johnston, 4/6, 6/4, 6/3, 3/6, 7/5; Halin d. Griffin, 4/6, 
6/4, 4/6, 6/2, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Hahn d. Johns, 6/1, 6/4, 3/6, 6/1. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND — Curley and Batkin d. Gardner and partner, by default; Johnston and 
Griffin d. Beekley and partner, by default: Al and Mel Rosenberg d. Evans and Rogers, 
bv default; Wightman and Gorrill d. Murdock and Foley, 4/6, 13/11, 6/2. SECONI> 
ROUND— Johnston and Griffin d. Al and Mel Rosenberg, 10/12, 6/3, 6/4; Wightman and 
Gorrill d. Johns and Roberts, 6/3, 2/6, 6/3; IMaples and Dwight d. Curley and Batkin, 
bv default; Barber and Hahn d. Holmes and Ambrose, 5/7, 6/0, 7/5. SEMI-FINAL 
PtOUND — Barber and Hahn d. Wightman and Gorrill, 6/3, 6/3, 6/2; Johnston and Griffin 
d. Maples and Dwight, 7/5, 8/6, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Johnston and Griffin d. Barber 
and Hahn, 6/0, 1/6, 6/3, 6/4. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Miss Eleanor Tennant d. Mrs. Scofield, 6/3, 6/3; Mrs. Gushing d. 
Miss Josephine McGuire, 6/1, 6/3: Miss Tennant d. Miss Nettie Leimert, 6/0, 6/0; Miss 
Helen Baker d. Miss Marjorie Thorn, 6/2, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— Miss Molla Bjur- 
stedt d. Mrs. Gushing, 6/1, 6/4; Mrs. Niemeyer d. Mrs. Maynard, 6/0, 6/0; Miss Carmen 
Tarilton d. Miss Edna Peters, 6/4, 6/0; Miss Anita Myers d. Miss Tennant, 4/6, 6/3. 8/G; 
Miss Baker d. Miss Gladys Herbert, by default: Miss Laura Herron d. Mrs. Fletcher, 
6/2, 6/2; Mrs. Wightman d. Mrs. KuUman, 6/0, 6/1; Miss Marjorie Wale d. Miss 
Clarissa Mitchell, 7/5, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt d. Mrs. Niemeyer, 6/4, 2/6, 
6/0; Miss Myers d. Miss Tarilton, 6/2, 5/7, 6/2; Miss Baker d. Miss Herron, 6/3, 6/2; Mrs. 
Wightman d. Miss Wale, 6/1, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Myers d. Miss Bjur- 
stedt, 0/6, 6/4, 6/4; Mrs. Wightman d. Miss Baker, 6/1, 6/0. FINAL ROUND— Mrs, 
Wightman d. Miss Myers, 6/3, 6/1. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Miss Molla Bjurstedt and Mrs. Wightman d. Mrs. Gushing and 
Miss Nettie Leimert, 6/2, 6/1; Miss Edna Peters and Miss Ursula Dietrich d. Miss 
Bassie Haines and Miss Bernice Devlin, 6/3, 7/5; Miss Carmen Tarilton and Miss 
Eleanor Tennant d. Miss Laura Herron and Mrs. Kullman, 8/6, 5/7, 6/0. SECOND 
ROUND — Miss Bjurstedt and Mrs. Wightman d. Miss Peters and Miss Dietrich: Miss 
Tarilton and Miss Tennant d. Mrs. Fletcher and partner, 7/5, 6/2; Miss Wale and 
Miss Thorn d. Miss Myers and Miss Baker, 3/6, 6/2, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— 
Miss Bjurstedt and Mrs. Wightman d. Mrs. Day and Mrs. Pressley, 6/3, 6/3: Miss 
Marjorie Wale and Miss Marjorie Thorn d. Miss Tarilton and Miss Tennant, 2/6, 6/4, 
9/7. FINAL ROUND — Miss Bjurstedt and Mrs. Wightman d. Miss Wale and Miss 
Thorn, 6/2, 6/1. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND — Mr. and Mrs. Wightman d. Miss Anita Myers and Ray Greenberg, 
bv default: Miss Irene Norman and Clyde Curley d. Miss Nettie Leimert and E. 
Leimert, 6/3, 6/3; Miss Helen Baker and Roland Roberts d. Miss Marjorie Wale and 
W. E. Gorham, 6/3, 6/2: Miss Bjurstedt and C. J. Griffin d. Miss Tarilton and H. V. 
D. Johns, 6/2, 8/6. SECOND ROUND— Mr. and Mrs. Wightman d. Miss Norman and 
Curlev, 6/4, 6/2: Miss Baker and Roberts d. Miss Bjurstedt and Griffin, 7/5, 2/6, 6/4; 
Mrs. Niemeyer and C. F. Sticknev d. Miss Tennant and F. Coryn, by default; Miss 
Mitchell and W. A. Marcus d. Mrs. Gushing and J. D. Holmes, G/2, 6/2. SEMI- 
FINAL ROUND— Mr. and Mrs. Wightman d. Mrs. H. A. Niemeyer and C. F. Stickney, 
6/2, 6/3; Miss Helen Baker and R. Roberts d. Miss Clarissa Mitchell and W. Marcus, 
10/8, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Wightman d. Miss Helen Baker and 
R. Roberts, 6/2, 6/4. 

Pacific Coast Ranking, 1915 

Ten players in singles and three doul)les teams were ranked by the Pacific 
States Lawn Tennis Association for the year 1915. Only those who played 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 77 

in two or more official tournaments were recognized. On the ground of "insuffi- 
cient data," McLoughlin, Bundy, Herbert L. Hahn, Pacific Coast champion, 
and Dr. M. H. Long were not named. The rani^ing follows : 

SINGLES. 

1 — William M. Johnston San Francisco 

2 — John R. Strachan San Francisco 

3 — Clauence J. Griffin San Francisco 

4 — Willis Davis San Francisco 

5 — K. LiNDLEY Murray Oakland 

6 — Carl R. Gardner San Francisco 

7 — Ward Dawson Los Angeles 

8 — Roland Roberts San Francisco 

9 — H. Van Dyke Johns San Francisco 

10 — Clifton Herd Los Angeles 

DOUBLES. 

1 — W. M. Johnston and C. J. Griffin San Francisco 

2 — Clifton Herd and Ward Dawson Los Angeles 

3 — Roland Roberts and Morgan Fottrell. San Francisco 



San Francisco Championship 

Fulfilling the expectations of the majority of tennis wiseacres in and 
about San Francisco, John Strachan annexed the honors in the city cham- 
pionship, which was brought to a close on Memorial Day, at the California 
Lawn Tennis Club. Neither Johnston nor McLoughlin competed, but both 
Griffin and Murray fell before Strachan's remarkable back court attack. 

Griffin and Strachan met in the semi-final round, and the latter nmde short 
shrift of his stubby opponent's careful game, tearing through him at 6/3, 
6/2, 6/1. Murray, in the final, proved a much tougher problem, and it was 
a wearing fight for every point, but Strachan held the edge and won in 
straight sets, 7/5, 6/4, 8/6. 

Contrary to expectations Murray played his opponent's game and stayed 
in the back court, showing tremendous respect for Strachan's drives, which 
found the holes in his defense at every opportunity. 



Women's Round Robin Tournament in San Francisco 

Miss Molla Bjurstedt regained all of the prestige she had lost through her 
defeat by Miss Myers, the little San Francisco girl, in the Pacific Coast 
championships, when she won the round robin event, with a perfect percen- 
tage, one week later. This was played on the asphalt courts of the Cali- 
fornia Lawn Tennis Club in San Francisco, November 12, 13 and 14, and 
Mrs. May Sutton Bundy and Mrs. Hazel Hotchkiss Wightmau were the two 
notables who contested her supremacy. 

Each of the three matches was a revelation of superb women's tennis In 
itself. When Miss Bjurstedt won from Mrs. Wightmau in a nerve-racking 
match, 6/4, 5/7, 6/2 on the first day, the spectators felt sure they had seen 
the match of the tournament. But that of the following day, in which Mrs. 
Bundy defeated her old time rival, Mrs. Wightman, at 6/2, 4/6, 6/4, was, if 
anything, even better. Mrs. Wightman braved the net a bit oftener in this 
match than against the champion, and more pyrotechnics resulted — her vol- 
leying being clever in the extreme. Mrs. Bundy, however, was tirelessly 
steady with her forehand drive, and this gave her the victory. 

The battle between Miss Bjurstedt and jNIrs. Bundy capped the climax in 
every Vay. Both being remarkably fine backcourt players the rallies were 
long and exciting. For a time it looked as though the "former world's cham- 
pion would have matters all her own way, for she led at 5/2, but at that stage 
the Norwegian girl began to overhaul her. As the match progressed Miss 
Bjurstedt gained in confidence and accuracy, fighting desperately for every 
point. The first set was hers at last at 10/8, a remarkable win, for on five 
different occasions Mrs. Bundy was within a point of it. The second set 



78 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

was less of a fight and Miss Bjurstedt won it at G/2. The Los Angeles 
player showed the wear and tear of the first set and was unable to cover the 
ground or hit with the customary steam in the second, although she never 
stopped trying. The summaries : 

Miss Bjurstedt d. Mrs. Wightman, 6/4, 5/7, 6/2 ; Miss Bjurstedt d. Mrs. 
Bundy, 10/8, 6/2; Mrs, Bundy d. Mrs. Wightman, 6/2, 4/6, 6/4. 



Oakland City Championship 

■R. Lindley Murray moved from Palo Alto to Oakland, Cal,, just in time to 
qualify as a resident of the latter city for the Oakland city championship, 
which was held in May. on Saturday afternoons and Sundays. 

In the singles he niet with very little opposition, going through without 
the loss of a set. In the final round his victim was Henry Breck, former 
University of California champion, whom he defeated, 6/1, 0/2, 9/7. Breck 
was slow to start, but gave a good account of himself in the third set. 

In the doubles INIvirray and Gardner had a close match with Breck and 
Detrick in the semi-final", only winning at 6/2, 7/9, 0/4. In the final they 
won in straight sets from Stanley Smith and E. A. Klein, but the games were 
very close. Smith and Klein had previously defeated McLoughlin and Havens 
and Bates and Murdock, both in straight sets, much to the surprise of all. 



University of California Defeats Stanford 

The Blue and Gold again waved triumphant over the Cardinal of Leland 
Stanford, Jr., University when the University of California team took all of 
the five matches on the last Saturday of April, 1915. Thus the nine new 
asphalt courts of the University of California at Berkeley were gloriously 
christened (from U. C's standpoint, at least). 

The courts were a bit strange and fast for the Cardinal team so the best 
it could do was to make a hard fight for one of the singles matches and both 
doubles. The summaries : 

SINGLES. 

C. B. Detrick (Cal.) d. H, V. D. Johns (Stanford), 10/8, 8/6; Robert Lipman (Cal.) 
d. Herbert Hahn (Stanford), 6/0, 6/4; Henry Breck (Cal,) d, Allyn Barber (Stanford), 
6/1, 9/7. 

DOUBLES. 

Emery Rogers and Marshall Evans (Cal.) d. Hutchinson and Allyn Barber (Stanford), 
12/10, 6/1, 4/6, 6/4; Henry Breck and Robert Lipman (Cal,) d, H. V. D. Johns and 
Herbert Hahn (Stanford), 7/5, 2/6, 6/3, 10/12, 6/4, 



Bay Counties Championships 

The twelfth annual Bay Counties championship was brought to a close on 
November 21, on the courts at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, after three 
weeks interruption, occasioned by the holding of the Pacific States events 
at the California Lawn Tennis Club. 

Carlton R. Gardner is the new singles champion, getting the first leg on 
the newly acquired challenge trophy. The other two "three-time" trophies 
were won by M. E. McLoughlin and J. R. Strachan, respectively. 

Byron Batkin and Clyde Curley became the doubles champions, succeed- 
ing William Johnston and John R. Strachan, Miss Anita Myers is the 
women's champion. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— T, Roberts d, E. C. Foley, 7/5, 6/3; W. H. Henning d. L. Merguire, 
6A, 4/6, 6/3; W. G. Knowlton d. T, L. Pritcliard. 7/5, 3/6, 6/4; L. A, Sanchez d, C. 
Deney, 6/4, 7/5; L. V, Duffy d. W, H, Allison. 7/5, 6/1; C, R. Gardner d. W. E. Gorham, 
6/2, 6/4; E. A. Klein d. E, F, Davis, 6/2, 6/2; J. Loewenthal d. E. Stevens, 6/2, 5/7, 6/4; 
R. J. Greenberg d, S, Koch, 6/3, 6/4; R. Roberts d, I, C. Steele, 6/1, 6/3; H, Ecklund 



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<J. H. M. Cochran, 6/2, 1/6, 6/3; I. G. Karsky d. B. Woods, 6/1, 6/0; C. F. Stickney d. 
A. Barber, 6/2, 8/6; Dr. S. Weiss d. W. J. Stich, 6/4, 6/3: H. E, Casey d. M. L. Snyder, 
■6/1, 6/1; C. Strauss d. A. G. Paice, 6/1, 6/4; W. A. Marcus d. N. K. Kendall, 6/3, 6/3. 
SECOND ROUNU--H. V. D. Jolins d, R. A. Monroe, 4/6, 6/2, 7/5; C. J. Curley d. E. 
V. Weller, 6/1, 6/1; T. Roberts d. Henning, 4/6, 6/3. 6/2; E, Griffin d. Knowlton, 6/4, 
7/5; Sancliez d. Duffy, 13/11, G/2; Gardner d. C. E. Elliott, by default; Klein d. Loeweu- 
thal, 6/2, 6/0; Greenberg d. R. Roberts, 6/4, 3/6, 6/1; Ecklund d. Karsky, 5/7, 6/3, 6/1; 
Weiss d. Stickney, 6/3, 6/4; Still d. Casey, 6/3, 6/4; Strauss d. Marcus, 6/3, 3/6, 6/3; R. 
A. Guzman d. J. R. Brownell, 6/4, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— Johns d. C. A. Henning, 3/6, 
•6/4, 6/3; Curley d. T. Roberts, 6/4, 6/2; Griffin d. Sancliez, 6/2, 6/2; Gardner d. Klein, 
•6/3, 6/2; Greenberg d. Ecklund, 6/4, 6/1; Weiss d. Still, 6/0, 6/0; Strauss d. Guzman, 
'6/3, 6/4; B. H. Batkin d. D. Zeisler, 6/8, 6/1, 6/3. FOURTH ROUND— Johns d. Curley, 
•6/0, 7/5; Gardner d. Griffin, 4/6, 6/0, 8/6; Weiss d. Greenberg, 6/1, 2/6, 6/3; Strauss d. 
Batkin, 2/6, 6/2, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Gardner d. Johns, 6/3, 6/4, 6/2; Strauss 
•d. Weiss, 2/6, 7/5, 6/2, 3/6, 7/5. FINAL ROUND— Gardner d. Strauss, 6/4, 6/2, 7/5. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Johns and R. Roberts d. Marcus and Barber, 10/8, 6/3; Batkin and 
Curley d. H. Hahn and G. Clover, 6/2, 6/4; Gardner and M. H. Long d. F. Bass and 
Sanchez, 7/9, 6/2, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Johns and R. Roberts d. Greenberg 
and Griffin, 6/4, 6/2; Batkin and Curley d. Gardner and Long, 6/3, 6/4. FINAL ROUND 
—Batkin and Curley d. Johns and R. Roberts, 1/6, 8/10, 6/1, 8/6, 6/2. 



Pacific Coast Doubles 

By H. F. Weller. 

Twenty-five teams entered the annual Pacific Coast championship tourna- 
anent, held on the courts at Long Beach, Calif., the first week in July. As 
"usual, the event was more or less of a walkaway for the San Franciscan 
representatives. W. M. Johnston and C. J. Griffin of San Francisco ran 
into trouble in just two of their matches and in these dropped only a single 
set. Allyn Barber and Frank Hart took the opening set of their match with 
the future champions at six games to four, but lost the next three in rotation, 
6/2, 6/4, 6/4. In the semi-final, Clifton B. Herd and Ward Dawson won the 
.second set of their match from the San Franciscans, but were never danger- 
ous during the remainder of the match. 

The Japanese team of Mykami and TTmetsu created a stir in the tourna- 
.ment when they took a set from Browne and Wayne. The Japanese in 
.Southern California are taking a great interest in tennis. The summaries : 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Pedley and Pedley d. Godshall and McCoomb, G/2, 12/10, 6/4; Rohlfs 
:and Detrick d. Variel and Adams, 2/6, 6/1, 6/2, 3/6, 8/6; Dixon and Hahn d. Barker 
and Barker, 6/4, 6/2, 6/3; Sinsabaugh and Mace d. Harnett and Harnett, 6/1, 6/0, 6/0. 
iSECOND ROUND — Pedley and Pedley d. Noble and Leistikow, by default; Dawson 
and Herd d. Morris and Donley, 6/0, 6/0, 6/2; Barber and Hart d. Goodwin and 
Knemeyer, 6/4, 8/6, 6/2; Johnston and Griffin d. Bennink and Moore, 6/2, 6/0, 6/0; 
Newell and Warren d. Rohlfs and Detrick, 9/7, 1/6, 4/6, 6/1, 6/4; Breeden and Frees 
•d. Bell and Duncan, 6/4, 9/7, 6/0; Dixon and Hahn d. Sinsabaugh and Mace, 0/6, 6/3, 
■6/3, 6/4; Browne and Wayne d. Mykami and Umetsu, 6/3, 4/6, 6/0, 6/0. THIRD 
ROUND — Dawson and Herd d. Pedley and Pedley, 6/0, 9/7, 6/3; Johnston and Griffin 
^. Barber and Hart, 4/6, 6/2, 6/4, 6/4; Breeden and Frees d. Newell and Warren, 6/2, 
S/7, 6/4, 6/4; Browne and Wayne d. Dixon and Hahn, 6/2, 6/3, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL 
HOUND — Johnston and Griffin d. Dawson and Herd, 6/3, 2/6, 6/4, 6/1; Browne and 
"Wayne d. Breeden and Frees, 6/3, 6/3, 6/1. FINAL ROUND — Johnston and Griffin 
d. Browne and Wayne, 6/3, 6/4, 6/4. 

EXHIBITION MATCHES. 
Bundy and McLoughlin d. Hart and Warren, 6/3, 6/1, 6/1; Bundy and McLoughlin 
d. Breeden and Noble, 6/2, 6/0; Bundy and McLoughlin d. Herd and Noble, 6/1, 6/2; 
McLoughlin d. Bundy, 6/4; Sekazawa and Mykami (Japanese) d. Miss Florence Sut- 
ton and Mrs. Will Widdowson, 6/4, 9/7; McLoughlin and Bundy d. Herd and Dawson, 
6/0, 9/7, 6/0; Thomas C. Bundy and Mrs. May Sutton Bundy d. Miss Mary K. Browne 
and Maurice E. McLoughlin, 11/9, 4/6, 




Tennis Review (Wilton & Post. Photo). 



MRS. MAY SUTTON BUNDY, 
The California Expert. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 81 

Lawn Tennis in Southern California 

By H. F. Weller. 

The 1915 tennis season in Southern California was easily the most interest- 
ing and successful in the history of the game. It starter! with the Southern 
California Tennis Club's annual midwinter tournament the first week of the 
year and ended in a lilaze of glory in the defeat of the national women's 
champion, Miss Molla Bjurstedt, by Mrs. May Sutton Bundy, on December 11. 

Ten tournaments of importance, aside from minor and intraclub affairs, 
were held, and in every one high-class tennis was the rule. The season 
apparently inaugurated a new era in Southern California tennis, as the 
interest manifested by player and fan alike was much greater than ever 
before, the competitions, without exception, drawing record entry lists. 

Two events of national importance were included in the vear's activities, 
namely, the Pacific Coast sectional doubles at Long Beach the first week in 
July, won by Johnston and Griffin, and, in many ways, the most interesting 
event of all, in November and December, the exhibition women's round robin 
tournament, in which four figures of national and international reputation 
took part. 

Following Miss Bjurstedt's victory over Mrs. Bundy in San Francisco two 
weeks earlier, the champion was conceded more than an even break to win in 
the round robin event arranged for the Long Beach courts for Thanksgiving 
Day and the following two days. In addition to these two the others to take 
part in the tournament were Miss Mary K. Browne, three-time national cham- 
pion, and Miss Florence Sutton, a sister to the former world's champion. 

On the opening day Mrs. Bundy defeated Miss Bjurstedt in hollow style, 
6/1, 6/4. Playing a careful game all the way and avoiding the lines. Mrs. 
Bundy allowed the Norwegian girl to defeat herself on errors. Mrs. Bundy 
scored only eight placements to her opponent's eighteen, but the champion's 
mark for errors reached fifty-five, while Mrs. Bundy had but thirty. In the 
second match of the afternoon Miss Florence Sutton won from Miss Mary 
Browne in straight sets, 6/4, 6/3. 

The second day's matches were between Miss Browne and Mrs. Bundy and 
Miss B.iurstedt and Miss Sutton. Miss Browne sprung a decided surprise 
when she defeated Mrs. Bundy in straight sets, 6/4, 6/3, Miss Browne's driv- 
ing and court-covering being a revelation. Miss Bjurstedt was given a fairly 
iard battle by Miss Sutton, but the latter was unable to take a set. 

On Saturday, Miss B.iurstedt defeated Miss Browne, 2/6, 6/3, 6/4, in a 
match which produced the best women's tennis play ever seen on the Pacific 
Coast. At the end of the three sets each player had won 86 points, and the 
game score was 14 to 13 in favor of Miss B.iurstedt. Mrs. Bundy had little 
trouble disposing of her sister, and the two stars were left tied in the round 
robin, each having won two and lost one match. Each also held a victory 
over the other. Miss Bjurstedt having defeated Mrs. Bundy in San Francisco, 
while Mrs. Bundy had turned the tables in the Thanksgiving Day match. A 
play-off was finally arranged for the same courts on December ll. 

Both players had rested during the intervening two weeks, and the first 
game proved that the match would be a battle royal. Mrs. Bundy went after 
every ball ; she played her strokes t^ the lines as she had not done in the 
previous match, and her accurate placing brought her round after round of 
applause from the immense gallery. 

Mrs. Bundy won the first set at 6 games to 3. but dropped the second when 
Miss Bjurstedt came to the front with a whirlwind attack. It appeared for 
a time as if the efforts of this set would prove too much for Mrs. Bundy, but 
she came back after the rest and simply swept Miss Bjurstedt off her feet, 
taking the set at 6 games to 2 and the match, two sets to one. 

Following is a summary of Southern California tennis chronologically 
arranged : 

Jan. 1-2 — Southern California Tennis Chib, first annual midwinter tournament. Hotel 
Virginia Courts, Long Beach. Men's singles, final round — Eugene A. Warren d. 
Clarence A. Barker, 6/1. 6/2. Men's doubles, final round — Warren and Barber d. 
Goodwin and Barker, 6/3, 6/2. Exhibition matches — Nat R. Browne and Claude 
A. Wayne (clay court champions) vs. E. A. Warren and Allyn H. Barber, 6/4, 7/9, 
5-all; Mrs. B. M. Stickrod d. Mrs. Walter Ellis, 6/4, 7/5. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 83 

Jan 1 — Hollywood Championship, Cahuenga Club courts, Los Angeles. Men's singles, 
final round— Ralph Sindorf d. "Pep" Jones, 6/4, 1/6, 6/1. Men's doubles, final 
round— Eastman and Smith d. Riddell and Ferguson, 6/1, 6/3. Men's handicap 
singles, final round — Seager <1. Kinney, 6/4, 6/1. 

Mar. 16-20 — Coronado Country Club, annual invitation tournament, Coronado Beach, 
Men's singles, final round — Clarence J. Griffin of San Francisco -d. Alphonso B. 
Bell of Los Angeles, 6/3, 6/2. Men's doubles, final round— Nat B. Browne and 
Claude A. Wayne of Los Angeles d. C. J. Griffin and Morgan Fottrell of San Fran- 
cisco, 6/0, 6/0, 6/3. Women^s singles, final round — Miss Florence Sutton d. Miss 
Birch, 6/2, 6/3. Mixed doubles, fiual round — Miss Florence Sutton and Clifton B. 
Herd d. Miss Fleisclimann and A. E. Bell, 6/8, 6/1, 6/3. Women's doubles, final 
round— Miss Sutton and Miss Wyatt d. Mrs. Hull and Miss Birch, 6/0, 6/0. 

April 15-17 — Ojai Valley championships, Thacher School courts, Nordhoff. Men's 
open singles, final round— Ward DaAVSon of Los Angeles d. H. Van Dyke Johns 
of Stanford University, 0/6, 7/5, 6/1. Men's open doubles, final round — Ward Dawson 
and Clifton B. Herd d. Gorham and Wynne Mace, 9/7, 9/7. Boys' Interscholastic 
siuifles (.Southern California championship) — Kenneth Hawlis (Pasadena H. S.) 
defeated Greayer Clover (Los Angeles H. S.), 6/4, 6/4. Boys' interscholastic 
doubles (Southern California championship), final round — Peterson and Clover 
(L.A.H.S.) d. Andrews and Alder (Tliacher), 6/2, 6/1. Intercollegiate singles 
(State championship)— H. Van Dyke Johns (Stanford) d. Herbert H. Hahn (Stan- 
ford), 6/2, 3/6, 6/2. Intercollegiate doubles (State championship) — Johns and Hahn 
(Stanford) d. Morrow and Littell (University of Southern California), 6/0, 7/5. 
Girls' Private School doubles, final round — Miss Baker and Miss Garland (Nord- 
hoff) d. Miss Beveridge and Miss Eisenmayer, 6/2, 8/6. Women's open doubles, 
final round— Miss Florence Sutton and Mrs. W. W. Widdowson d. Miss McCall 
and Miss McConnache, 6/4, 6/2. Women's special singles, final round — Miss Joan 
McCall d. Miss McConnache, 5/7, 6/4, 6/4. Girls' Private School singles, final 
round — Miss Frances Beveridge (Marlborough) d. Miss Ruth Kincher (Nordhoff), 
6/4 6/8, 6/2. Mixed doubles, final round- Miss Sutton and Mace d. Mrs. Widdow- 
son and Herd, 7/5, 6/3. Women's open singles, fiual round — Miss Florence Sutton 
d Mrs W W. Widdowson, 6/1, 6/2. Exhibition men's doubles — Maurice E. Mc- 
Loughlin and Carlton R. Gardner d. Clifton B. Herd and Ward Dawson, 5/7, 
6/4, 6/3. . ^ 

April 10— Los Angeles Humane Society benefit tournament, Mt. Washington courts, 
Los Angeles, Women's singles— Miss Mary K. Browne d. Miss Florence Sutton, 
6/4, 1/6, 6/3. Women's doubles — Mrs. Ethel Sutton Bruce and Miss Florence Sutton 
d. Miss Mary K. Browne and Mrs. Louise R. Williams, 6/2, 6/1. Men's doubles- 
Nat B. Browne and Claude A. Wayne d. T. C. Bundy and A. E. Bell, 6/4, 1/6, 6/4. 

May 1-29 — Southern California Tennis Club annual handicap tournament, Y. M. C. A. 
tennis courts. Men's handicap singles, final round — Wilson Jones (% 30) d. Ken- 
neth Wilson (30), 6/1, 6/4, 2/6, 4/6, 7/5. Women's handicap singles, final round- 
Miss Jessie Grieve (scratcli) d. Miss Beatriz Burnham (scratch), 9/7, Q/2. 

July 26-31 — Southern California championsliip tournament, Hotel Virginia Courts, 
Long Beach. Men's open singles, semi-final round — T. C. Bundy d. Clifton B. 
Herd, 11/13, 12/10, default; Roland Roberts d. Willis Davis, 6/1, 6/4. Final round: 
— Roberts d. Bundy, 3/6, 3/6, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3. Men's open doubles, final round — Sinsa- 
baugh and Wavne d. Breeden and Frees, 2/6, 6/2, 6/3, 6/2. Women's open singles, 
final round — Mrs. May Sutton Bandy d. Miss Mary K. Browne, 6/1, 6/2. Women's- 
open singles, challenge round — Mrs. May Sutton Bundy d. Miss Florence Sutton, 
6/2, 6/3. Junior singles, final round — Roland Roberts d. Morgan Fottrell, 6/2, 
6/2, 6/3. Women's doubles, final round — Miss Mary K. Browne and Mrs. Louise- 
Pi. Williams d. Miss Florence Sutton and Mrs. W. W. Widdowson, 9/7, 4/6, 14/12. 
W'omen's handicap singles, final round — Miss Maud Lowell d. Miss Beatriz Burn- 
ham, 6/4, 6/1. Men's handicap singles, final round — Warren d. Shook, 6/1., 6/3, 
Junior doubles, final round — Fottrell and Roberts d. Peterson and Rager, 6/2, 6/3. 
Mixed doubles, final round — Miss Browne and Duncan d. Miss Sutton and Barber, 
5/7, 6/3, 6/4. . . „ , 

Sept. 4-9— Southern California Tennis Club, city championships. Exposition Park 
courts, Los Angeles. Women's open singles, final round — Miss Jessie Grieve" d. 
Miss Nellitta Schlotte, 6/2, 6/2. Men's open doubles, final round — Dixon and Hart 
d. Bowers and Noble, 6/4, 7/5. Men's open singles, final round — Herd d. Dixon. 

Nov. 25-27 — Women's round robin singles. Hotel Virginia courts. Long Beach. Nov. 25 
—Mrs. May Sutton Bundy d. Miss Molla Bjurstedt, 6/1, 6/4; Miss Florence Sutton 
d Miss Mary K. Browne, 6/4, 6/3. Nov. 26 — Miss Mary K. Browne d. Mrs. May 
Sutton Bundy, 6/4, 6/3; Miss Molla Bjurstedt d. Miss Florence Sutton, 6/4, 6/3. 
Nov. 27 — Miss Molla Bjurstedt d. Miss Mary K. Browne, 2/6, 6/3, 6/4; Mrs. May 
Sutton Bundy d. Miss Florence Sutton, 6/1, 6/0. _ 

Dec 11 — Final play-off women's round robin singles — Mrs. May Sutton Bunuy d. MiSB 
Molla Bjurstedt, 6/3, 1/6, 6/2. 




E. V. CARTER, JR., J. K. ORR, JR. 

Doubles Champions of South Atlantic States, 




1. T. P.rook Townsend, Jr., three years Colorado State Champion, and winner of the 
T. P. Walsh Cup, 1912-14-15. 2, Ward Dawson, ranked seventh among Pacific Coast 
players. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 85 

Southern Championships 

E. v. Carter. Jr., of Atlanta. Ga.. won the Southern championship in sin- 
gles, for the first time, by defeating Edmond Phelps of New Orleans, La., in 
the final round. In the final round of the doubles. Grant and Thornton, after 
losing the first two sets, won the next three and the match. The women's sin- 
gles went to Miss Irving Murphy, who was much better than the rest of the 
players. 

The tournament was held on the ten clay courts of the Atlanta Athletic Club 
during the week of July 5. It brought together the most representative crowd 
of Southern players that the tournament has ever seen since its beginning some 
nine years ago. there being present about ten or twelve players of almost equal 
ability, numbering among them the best in the Southern States. The sum- 
maries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Owens d. M. Bovd, bj^ default; Harris d. McKenzie, 6/3, 6/0; Adair 
d. C. Ramspeck, by default; Capers d. Whittaker, 6/4, 4/6, 6/4; Shelton d. Giles, 6/2, 
6/1; Hunt d. V. McMillan, 6/1, 7/5; Smith d. F. Barrett, by default; Brooks d. J. D. 
Crenshaw, 6/3, 6/1; Chamberlain d. M. E. Carter, 6/1, 6/4; F. Carter d. Alexander, 6/1, 
5/7, 6/0; Phelps d. A. Clarke, by default; McGovern d. J. S. Cohen, Jr., 7/5, 7/5; Cleage 
d. C. J. Gardner, by default; V. R. Smith d. T. M. Wilson, 6/3, 6/1; Grant d. Town- 
•end, 6/3, 6/2; Matthews d. T. Barrett, by default; Thornton d. J. R. Stewart, 6/3, 
6/1; Reese d. M. Kennedy, 7/5, 6/4; Pim d. R. F. Maddox, Jr., by default; Lowry d. 
M. Brittain, 6/3, 7/5; Bruns d. T. Jennings, 6/3, 6/2; Patten d. H. Graves, by default; 
Munroe d. Jette, 6/8, 6/4, 6/4; Orr d. Dubose, 6/2, 6/1; Fleet d. Hallman, by default; 
E. Ramspeck d. C. M. Rodgers, by default; Carter d. E. S. Mansfield, 6/3, 6/0; Bart- 
lett d. Joe Eby, by default; Adoue d. Lange, by default. SECOND ROUND— Harris 
d. Owens, 6/3, 6/1; Capers d. Adair, 8/6, 8/6; Hunt d. Shelton, 6/2, 6/1; Smith d. Ashe, 
6/0, 6/1; Chamberlain d. Brooks, 6/4, 7/5; Phelps d. F. Carter, 6/3, 6/3; Cleage d. 
McGovern, 6/4, 6/4; Grant d. V. R. Smith, 6/0, 6/1; Thornton d. Matthews, 8/6, 6/3; 
Reese d. Tomlinson, 6/2, 6/3; Smithwick d. Pim, 6/2, 6/3; Bruns d. Lowry, 6/1, 4/6, 
7/5; Patten d. Munroe, by default; Orr d. Fleet, by default; Carter d. E. Ramspeck, 
by default; Adoue d. Bartlett, 6/3. 7/5. THIRD ROUND— Harris d. Capers, 6/8, 6/3. 
6/0; Hunt d. Smith, 3/6, 6/3, 6/3; Phelps d. Chamberlain, 6/3, 6/4; Grant d. Cleage, 6/1, 
6/2; Thornton d. Reese, 6/3, 7/5; Bruns d. Smithwick, 7/5, 6/2; Orr d. Patten, 6/3, 6/0; 
Carter d. Adoue. FOURTH ROUND— Hunt d. Harris, 6/2, 6/1; Phelps d. Grant, 7/5, 
9/7. 6/0; Bruns d. Thornton. 7/5. 6/1; Carter d. Orr, 8/6, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— 
Phelps d. Hunt, 3/6, 8/6. 6/3; Carter d. Bruns, 8/6, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— E. V. Car- 
ter, Jr. d. Phelps, 6/1, 6/1, 6/4. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Smith and Mansfield d. Maddox and McKenzie, by default; Thorn- 
ton and Dubose d. Orr and Adair, 3/6, 6/2, 2/6, 15/13, 6/2; Brooks and Bartlett d. Alex- 
ander and Smithwick, 6/4, 6/2, 6/4; Harris and Sims d. McMillan and V. R. Smith, 6/4, 
6/3, 4/6, 6/3; Brittain and Gardner d. Cohen and Munroe, 6/3, 3/6, 6/2, 6/3; Reese and 
Carter d. Jette and partner, by default; Adoue and Shelton d. Owens and partner, by 
default; Phelps and Bruns d. Lange and Townsend, 6/2, 6/2, 6/0; Grant and Thornton d. 
Chamberlain and Patten, 6/4, 6/4, 14/12. SECOND ROUND— Smith and Mansfield d. 
Thornton and Dubose, 6/1, 6/4. 6/1; Brooks and Bartlett d. Harris and Sims. 6/3, 6/0, 
6/2; Reese and Carter d. Brittain and Gardner, 12/10, 6/8, 2/6, 7/5, 6/3; Adoue and Shel- 
ton d. Whittaker and Lowry, 6/4, 6/4, 2/6, 6/3; Phelps and Bruns d. Ashe and Jennings, 
6/2, 3/6, 6/0, 4/6, 6/0; Carter and Carter d. Clarke and Boyd, 6/2, 6/3, 8/6; Capers and 
Kennedy d. Cleage and Pim, by default; Grant and Thornton d. Rodgers and partner, 
by default. THIRD ROUND— Smith and Mansfield d. Brooks and Bartlett, 7/5. 6/3. 6/1; 
Adoue and Shelton d. Reese and Carter, 6/0. 6/3. 6/1; Phelps and Bruns d. Carter and 
Carter, 6/1. 7/5. 6/8. 6/3; Grant and Thornton d. Capers and Kennedy. 6/4. 6/4. 6/3. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Smith and Mansfield d. Adoue and Shelton. 5/7. 6/4. 6/3, 6/2; 
Grant and Thornton d. Phelps and Bruns. 6/2. 3/6, 6/4, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Grant 
•od Thornton d. Smith and Mansfield. 3/6, 3/6. 6/3. 6/2. 6/4. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Irving Murphy d. Mrs, Marion McCord. 6/1. 6/1. 

MEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— M. Kennedy d. Vernon McMillan, 6/4. 3/6, 6/3. 



86 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Middle States Championships 

Many surprises were furnished in the play for the Middle States champion- 
ship, in the tournament held on the courts of the Orange Lawn Tennis Club, 
South Orange, N. J., beginning June 21. Harold A. Throckmorton upset all 
predictions by not only carrying off first honors in the singles, but ran Karl H. 
Behr. last year's winner, to the full five sets in the challenge round. 

In the final round of the doubles. C. F. Watson, Jr., and C. M. Bull, Jr., won 
from Throckmorton and L. Dunham, but in the challenge match, Behr and T. 
K. Pell duplicated their victory of 1914 by defeating W^atson and Bull. 

The women's singles resulted in another easy victory for Miss Molla BJur- 
stedt. the clever little Norwegian girl. Mrs. Barger Wallach defaulted in one 
of the early rounds, and Miss Bjurstedt defeated Miss Clare Cassel. 6/2. 6/2, 
in a match that once more emphasized her superiority to the other women 
players in the Eastern tournaments. It was easy for her after that and she 
had' hardly a close set in the tournament. With Miss Cassel she also won the 
women's doubles. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— C. F. Watson, Jr. d. Valentine Ely, 6/3, 6/2; H. N. Balch d. Ham- 
mett Norton, 6/2, ll/9;-Stanley Jones d. R. C. Van Vliet, 6/4, 7/9, 6/3; C. M. Bull, Jr. d. 
David MacKay, 6/2, 6/1; E. D. Toland d. Carl Koniger, 6/3, 6/3; G. A. L. Dionne d. R. 

B. Kingman, 6/2, 6/2; E. F. Thomas, Jr. d. E. S. Scutter, 6/4, 6/4; W. M. Hall d. George 
Stadel, 6/0, 6/0; ?. F. Chew d. L. W. Knox, 6/4, 6/2; T. T. Cooke d. G. E. McLain, 6/3, 
6/2; L. D. Woodbury d. S. E. Palmer, G/1, 6/3; Marshall Peabody d. H. K. Sturdy, 6/2, 
6/0; Cedric Major d. S. E. Manchee, 6/4, 6/4; C. W. MacMullen d. M. E. Scott, 6/0, 6/0; 
W. L. Pate d. D. S. Moorehead, 6/3, 6/3; Allen Bragaw d. N. B. Johnson, 6/2, 6/2; A. J. 
Read d. T. C. Cornin, 6/3, 6/4; A. M. Lovibond d. Hoffman Nickerson, 6/2, 9/7. SEC- 
OND ROUND— Watson d. L. D. Cooper. 6/1, 6/2; Balch d. Jones, 6/1, 6/4; E. P. Larned 
d. Bull, 6/2, 6/4; Toland d. G. P. Throckmorton, 6/2, 6/3; Dionne d. Thomas, 6/2, 6/2; 
Hall d. R. C. Van Vliet, Jr.. 6/2, 1/6, 6/2; Irving Riker d. Chew, 4/6, 6/1, 6/4; Wood- 
bury d. Cooke, 6/4, 6/3; Peabody d. Major, by default; C. L. Johnston. Jr. d. J. P. Wal- 
den, 7/5, 6/4; G. F. Touchard d. MacMullen, 8/6, 6/2; Pate d. W. S. Macomber, 6/2, 6/1; 
Read d. Bragaw, 6/4, 6/2; Lindsay Dunham d. Lovibond, G/2, 6/3; Harold Throckmorton 
d. K. R. Mare, 6/2, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Balch d. Watsou, 6/1, 5/0, defaulted: Larned d. 
Hugh Tallant, 6/2, 6/4; Dionne d. Toland, bv default; Hall d. Riker, 13/11, 6/1; Wood- 
bury d. Peabody, 6/1, 6/4; Johnston d. Touchard. 2/6, 6/4, 9/7: Pate d. Read, 6/4, 8/6; 
Throckmorton d. Dunham, 4/6, 6/3, 7/5. FOURTH ROUND— Larned d. Balch, 6/4, 6/0; 
Hall d. Dionne, 6/2, 6/4; Johnston d. Woodbury, 6/0, 6/1; Throckmorton d. Pate, 6/4, 6/3. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Hall d. Larned, 6/4, 6/1; Throckmorton d. Johnston, 6/1, 6/2. 
FINAL ROUND— Throckmorton d. Hall, 6/4, 6/4, 6/4. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Behr d. Throckmorton, 6/4, 7/5, 4/6, 4/6, 6/3. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— I. Riker and W. P. Compton d. S. F. Palmer and L. W. Knox, Jr., 
6/1, 6/2; H. N. Balch and Clark d. T. T. Cooke and Bennett, 6/4. 6/2; L. D. Cooper and 
V. A. Ely d. J. P. Walden and R. C. Wetlaufer, 4/6, 6/1, 6/2; C. L. Johnston, Jr. and 
A. M. Lovibond d. Davis Mackay and G. F. McLain, 6/2, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— C. F. 
Watson, Jr. and C. M. Bull. Jr. d. Riker and Compton, 6/2, 7/5; Balch and Clark d. R. 

C. Van Vliet and R. C. Van Vliet, Jr., 6/4, 8/6; Johnston and Lovibond d. Cooper and 
Ely, by default; H. Throckmorton and L. Dunham d. J. S. Kennedv and G. Stadel, 6/0. 
6/2: Cedric Major and A. H. Man. Jr. d. E. F. Thomas. Jr. and A. F. Read, 2/6, 6/1, 6/0. 
THIRD ROUND— Watson and Bull d. H. McK. Glazebrook and partner, by default; 
Johnston and Lovibond d. Balch and Clark. 6/1, 6/3; Throckmorton and Dunham d. G. 
H. Miles and L. D. Woodbury, 6/3, 6/2; Major and Man d. R. H. Rogers and F. Rogers, 
by default. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Watson and Bull d. Johnston and Lovibond, 7/5, 
6/2; Throckmorton and Dunham d. Major and Man, 6/2, 7/5. FINAL ROUND— Watson 
and Bull d. Throckmorton and Dunliam, 6/3. 7/9, 6/2, 6/4. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Behr and Pell d. Watson and Bull, 6/2, 6/3, 2/6, 6/4. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Molla Bjurstedt d. Miss I. A. Kissel, 6/1, 6/3. 
CHALLENGE ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt d. Mrs. Edward Raymond, by default. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Molla Bjurstedt and Miss Clare Cassel d. Miss I. A. Kissel and 
Miss F. Ballin, 6/0, 6/4. 

MEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Hoffman Nickerson d. L. D, Cooper, 6/3, 6/3. 



SPALI>ING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 87 

New England Championships 

F. H. Harris, an old Dartmouth College player, won the singles honors in 
the fourteenth annual tournament for the New England championship, played 
on the courts of the Hartford (Jolf Club, Hartford, Conn., beginning June 8. 
R. Lindley Murray, who won the previous year, was unable to defend, so the 
title went to Harris by default. The latter met A. Ware Merriam of New 
Britain, Conn., in the final round and won in a well played four-set match. 

One of the most interesting matches in the singles was the semi-final round 
between Harris and W. S. Cushing. Jr., a Rhodes scholar who had much Eng- 
lish experience at Oxford University. Harris' steadiness at' critical points of 
the match prevailed, and when the third set was reached his speed was too 
much for the other man, and Cushing won only two games. 

In the doubles, Cushing played with J. A. Richards, and the pair made a 
splendid combination. Of the four matches they played through the tourna- 
ment, not one was captured easily, but whenever the pinch came they were as 
steady as a rock and pulled through the draw as the final winners. They 
defeated J. M. Holconibe, Jr., and Philip Roberts in the final round in an 
interesting four-set encounter. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— A. W. Merriam d. N. H. Batchelder, 6/0, 6/0; A. D. Champlin d W 
B. Allen, 6/4, 6/4: L. H. Wiley d. Gerald Keith, 7/5, 6/4; F. W. Cole d. C. M. Charest, 
7/5, 6/3: F. H. Harris d. J. G. N. Burnham, 6/2, 6/4; F. Cadv d. R. H. Cole, 6/4 6/1 
SECOND ROUND— R. L. James d. H. M. Wells, 6/1, 6/3; T. A. Peck d. R. N. Pierson, 
6/2, 6/1; A. H. Chapin d. E. A. Niles, 6/1, 4/6, 6/1; J. M. Holcombe, Jr. d. Arthur Don- 
chian, 6/0, 6/0; A. W. Merriam d. T. E. Hapgood, 6/1, 6/3; L. H. Wilev d. A. D. Cham- 
plin, 6/3, 6/3; F. H. Harris d. F. W. Cole, 6/4, 6/4; F. Cady d. P. Roberts, 6/2, 6/0: W. 
Roberts d. Maplesdon, 6/1, 6/0; Holbrook Hyde d. T. W. Russell, 6/1, 6/1; J. A. Rich- 
ards d. Mr. Hoyt, 6/1, 6/3; W. S. Cushing d; W. A. White, 6/1, 6/2; G. W. Pike d. 
Whiting Preston, 5/7, 6/2, 6/0. THIRD ROUND— T. A, Peck d. R. L. James, 7/5, 6/2; 
J. G. N. Mitchell d. H. R. Dane, 6/2, 6/1; Chapin d. Holcombe, 6/4, 6/4; Merriam d. 
Wiley, 6/3, 6/1; Harris d. Cady, 6/2, 6/4; Roberts d. C. W. Jaynes, 6/2, 2/6. ^/2: Rich- 
ards d. Cushing, 6/2, 10/12, 6/4; Cushing d. Pike, by default. FOURTH ROUND— 
Mitchell d. Peck, 6/4, 8/6; Merriam d. Chapin, 6/4, 6/2; Harris d. Roberts, 6/3, 6/2; 
Cushing d. Richards, 9/7, 6/0. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Merriam d. Mitchell, 6/0, 6/2; 
Harris d. Cushing, 6/3, 4/6, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Harris d. Merriam, 3/6, 6/3, 6/4, 6/4. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— F. H. Harris d. R. L. Murray, by default. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— James and Chapin d. Jaynes and Allen, 10/8, 6/4; Niles and Burnham 
d. Mitchell and Pike, 2/6, 6/4, 6/4; Berg and Merrill d. Maplesdon and Hoyt, 6/2, 6/3; 
Holbrooke and P. Roberts d. Dean and Batchelder, 6/3, 6/0; Wiley and Hyde d. Charest 
and Merriam, 6/4, 9/7; Sheldon and Roberts d. Walter Roberts and Gartner; Cole and 
Cole d. Cady and Edsall, 4/6. 6/1, 7/5; Richards and Cushing d. Preston and Champlin, 
6/2, 6/8, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— James and Chapin d. Niles and Burnham, 6/4, 6/2: Hol- 
combe and P. Roberts d. Berg and Merrill, 4/6, 6/0, 6/4; Wiley and Hyde d. Sheldon 
and Roberts, 6/2, 6/0; Richards and Cushing d. Cole and Cole, 6/1, 10/8. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND— Holcombe and Philip Roberts d. James and Chapin, 6/4, 6/3; Richards and 
Cushing d. Wiley and Hyde, 6/4, 4/6, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Richards and Cushing d. 
Holcombe, Jr. and Roberts, 6/4, .2/6, 6/3, 6/4. 




1, Jack Cannon, Kansas City Field Club, with C. J. Lockhorn, Doubles Champions; 
C. J. Lockhorn, Kansas City Athletic Club, Missouri Valley Champion; 3, R. A. Web- 
ster, Kansas City. „ _ „„„^ 
PROMINENT MISSOURI VALLEY PLATERS. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 39 

Missouri Valley Championships 

By C. H. IIolcomb. 

The premier tennis event of the Middle West, the Missouri Valley cham- 
pionships tor men was held upon the Kansas City Athletic Club courts begin- 
ning August 9 The interest was great, and attendance exceptionally good 
although weather conditions were not yery favorable. In the field of ninetv- 
two entries m singles were several well-known out-of-town players, amon- 
them being Stellwagen of Minneapolis, Branson of South Dakota Lindaue? 
of Chicago Shoemaker of Topeka, and Speice and Monett of Oklahoma 
Locknorn, Claflin Cannon and Stellwagen sur\ived to the semi-finals where 
Locknorn easily defeated Claflin, and Cannon lost a hard luck match to Stell- 
wagen, after having match point in the fourth set. Lockhorn defeated Stell- 
wagen in the final round, losing one set out of four u«ie<n.tiu iateu 

In the final match in doubles, the young collegians, Teachenor and Newell 
put up a strong fight against Cannon and Lockhorn, but their opponentB 
always seemed to have something in reserve, and won the match, which went 
to five sets. The summaries: ' "^"^"-^ ^*='"'' 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— A. Lindauer d. J. A. Krugh, 6/2, 6/2; H. C. Jent d T S North 
by default; A Block d. H. G. Parker, 6/4, 6/1; W. Bland d. F. S. Rea by default w' 
Newell d. B. C. Hyde, 6/0, 6/0; A. H. Seddon d. R. K. Crowther, 6/4 6/1- A McCo'v d* 
L. Green, 6/2 6/3. d. m. Gallagher d. J. B. Gibson, by default EC Donohue d 
H. E. Breckhill, 6/3, 6/3; S. Stellwagen d. D. K. Campbe 1, 6/2/6/0; J Foules d J T 
Barnaby, 6/3, 6/0; E. W. Clausen d. J. G. Cogswell, by default- H Moore dP M 

6/0, 4/6, 6/1; L. V. Guild d. K. B. Uhls, bv default- F H MoCiine d P Fnna v^^ 
default; E. P. Tyner d. A. E. Hawkinson, by aefSt l! Fletcher d m' g" letchum^ 
by default; S. Claflin d. J. M. Forrester, 6/4, 6/4; E. Monett dS Roach 6/f 8/6 O* 

d- R"c''?urti£ lo^ti\'''i %r' ^- i- ^^^T^J- C. Maye?: f;i,''6Tlf A.'^B'roo'kfle?! 
4- J>- V- *-urtis8, 6/0, 8/6 R. J. Shoemaker d. H. H. Nance bv default- F P WAWQrr^ 

«v,^- •^K^",^^/' "^Z^- 6/*^= ^- T- Speice d. T. B. Brumback 6/1, 6/1; WR WeJt d J K 
H^n°'w^,f'^^^.'Ji*-..?^^;'^^'^^ ROUND-A. Marty d. G. Schmidt, 6/2;'7/5'; R A Wester 
Fei?-6A 67v ^^'^•P^°= T; ?• ^^'\%"^ 'h ^- ^^^'^^^' by d^f^"lt: C. H. Holc?mb d. J H^ 
? Xl.n ' ^^^'t^-^/'T"^" *^- ^- Imuran, by default; J. Cannon d. F. B. Kyger 6/3 6A' 

L G Barley \fo^tl' J^\'^i'^'^■ ^r^!' ^- I; T^^^^t""' ^Z^' 6/2;' ^T Poteet d. 
t" e"i •'^^f y'.,.Z°'„^'^^'/- ^' Palmer d. A. B. Walton, 4/6, 6/4, 6/3; C J Lockhorn d 
L Schneider, 6/4, 6/3; J. H. Chandler d. F. C. Baker 6/3 6/4 H Kennally d J M 

6/2"2;6 t/4'''&"H' 2; ^^TT'l' 'I- 1^^- /•.''"•"""' '""' 6/3; S.'p^ucus d R Masiei^,' 
b/A ^/6, 6/4, H. H. Reed d. C. A. Leland, 4/6, 6/2, 6/3; A. F. Brooker d J Weber bv 

«/f ^"«"L^'°^rT. '^^ Wilhelm, 6/1. 6/2; Block d. Jent 6/3, 6/2; Newell d Bland '6/3 
6/3; Seddon d McCoy, 6/1, 2/6, 6/4; Donohne d. Gallagher, 6/1, 6/2 StellwSnd 
Foules, 6/1 6/0; Moore d. Clausen, 6/0, 6/2; Elwell d. Penfold, 6/4 3/6 9/7- K^ne d 
Guild by default; Tyner d. Bunell, 4/6, 6/1, 6/4; Claflin d. Fletcher, 6/1 6/2 Monett 
?;. fi'/n^'^^' ^^^'^V/l^ Branson d. Brookfleld, 6/3, 6/3; Howard d Shoemaker 4" 
?ombl Malni -fi/^'fio'/p' '/'• J^l^^ ROUND-Wester d. Marty, 6/2. 11/9? Holl 
comb d. Magill, 6/1, 6/2; Cannon d. Bennett, 6/0, 6/4; Parker d McCov 6/0 8'6- 

6/0 67o''F''rwe'^^''..^'M^'' '^'^'.^'o%'''J- ^^^^""' 3/*^' 8/6 7/5; sLuwagen d.' Donohue! 

v2' ?/?•' S^niL -^ ^w'"'''' 6/^'-,?/^'oJy"^^ ^- McCune, 7/5, 6/2; Claflin d. Monett, 7/5 

Palmer' 6^rfi/vr,;n?^T'*^J^'J/^' H^' HVk ^^^^^^ ^- ^P^^^^' 6/3. 1/6. 6/4; Lockhorn d 

maimer, 6/1, 6/3; Chandler d. Kennally, 6/2, 6/2; Teachenor d Baucus 7/^5 6/2- Brooker 

Parked -6%'' J/l' Kl"- f P^RTH ROUND-^Wester d. HolcoL^K 6/4 Ihfcannof d! 
o, «• '^^Z,^' ^/6' 6/2' Lindauer d. Newell, 6/4, 6/2; Stellwagen d Elwell 6/3 6/2- 
Claflin d. Tyner, 6/2. 6/3; Branson d. Poteet, 6/1. 7/5; LockTof^d Chandler. 6/3 8/6- 
Teachenor d. Brooker, 6/3, 6/3. FIFTH ROUND-Cannon d. Wester 6/3 6/4- Stelll 

Tn^l/4 'l^^''^%WMXiy,'i'r ^^I^tt';'?.^^"..'^^, ^'•^"^«"' 6/1. 6/3; Lockhorn d.' Teachenor. 
5/7, 6/4, 7/5. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Stellwagen d. Cannon, 2/6, 8/6, 0/6 8/6 7/5- 

5^8! 6/1" ' ^ ' ^^^' ^/^- ^^^^^ ROUND-Lockhorn d. Stellwagen, 6/3, 6/1: 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
MonPf?'^ ^A^^.^^^^i^S?'', ^°^ ^^^^'^ ^- Palmer and Smith, 6/2, 6/3: Speice and 
6^0 6 3- kr^^h a°nd"Tvy'''^"'r' ^^"' 6/2= Lindauer and Moore d. 'Howard and C^mpbeU. 
b/y, b/d, Krugh and Tyner d. Green and Curtice. 6/1, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Teachenor 
&eTl^n\im''7tt\^ and Brumbach 6/1. 6/2; Shoemaker and gS^'^auTnd 
I'lnkerton, 13/11, 4/6, 9/7; Stellwagen and Branson d. Muir and Bunell, 6/2, 6/3; Speice 



90 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

and Monett d. McCoy and McCoy, 6/3, 3/6, 6/3; Lindauer and Moore d. Krugh and Tyner, 
3/6, 6/3, 6/1; Elwell and Holcomb d. Clausen and Leland, 6/2, 6/4; Cannon and Lookhorn 
d. Parker and Parker, 6/0, 6/1; Claflin and Krebs d. Vernon and Clark, 6/0, 6/2. 
THIRD ROUND— Teachenor and Newell d. Shoemaker and Poteet, 6/3, 7/5; Spelce 
and Monett d. Stellwagen and Branson, 6/3, 6/2; Lindauer and Moore d. Elwell and 
Holcomb, 6/3, 6/0; Cannon and Lockhorn d. Claflin and Krebs, 7/5, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND^Teachenor and Newell d. Spelce and Monett, 7/5, 4/6, 6/4, 4/6, 6/3; Cannon 
and Lockhorn d. Lindauer and Moore, 6/2, 16/14, 8/6. FINAL ROUND— Cannon and 
Lockhorn d. Teachenor and Newell, 5/7, 6/2, 3/6, 6/4, 6/2. 



Missouri Valley Women's Championships 

The annual Missouri Valley championships in women's singles and mixed 
doubles were held upon the courts of the Kansas City Athletic Club, August 
30 to September 4. As in the other tournaments held during the season, 
the interest was keen, with good crowds in attendance. There was sharp 
competition in the singles event, which was won by Miss Katherine Voorhees 
from Mrs. W. W. Yager, the 1914 champion. 

The mixed doubles event was a toss-up between the teams of Miss Voor- 
hees and Seddon, Miss Hires and Cannon, Miss Hayes and Lockhorn, Mrs. 
Yager and Wester, Miss Chesney and Teachenor. Miss Ewins and Newell, 
Miss Hager and Durall, and Miss LeBeaume and Poteet. and was won by the 
Miss Hayes and Lockhorn combination from Miss Hires and Cannon, the 
1914 winners, after a close and hard-fought match. The summaries : 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Mrs. R. S. Peer d. Miss M. Andrews, 6/1, 6/0; Miss M. L. Ewins 
d. Miss A. Bell, 4/6, 6/3, 6/0; Miss K. Duffy d. Mrs. A. J. Anderson, 6/0, 6/3; Miss M. 
K. Voorhees d. Miss D. Ludwig, by default; Miss C. Hoelzel Q. Miss M. Stewart, 
7/5, 6/4; Miss L. Hammann d. Miss D. Wales, by default. SECOND ROUND— Miss 
V. Rudolph d. Miss M. Morley, by default; Miss M. Hires d. Miss V. Knapp, 6/2, 6/3; 
Miss M. Leavel d. Miss G. Fahnestock, 6/4, 6/1; Miss M. Chesney d. Miss M. Knapp, 
6/0, 6/0; Miss K. Tracy d. Miss M. Donovan, 6/1, 6/3; Mrs. W. W. Yager d. Miss R. 
Houlehan, 6/0, 6/1; Mrs. Peer d. Miss V. Cannon, 6/1, 6/1; Miss Ewins d. Miss Duffy, 
3/6, 6/3, 6/4; Miss Voorhees d. Miss Hoelzel, 6/2, 6/0; Miss L. Fuller d. Miss Hammann, 
2/6, 7/5, 6/4; Miss L. Hayes d. Miss B. Cannon, 6/2, 7/5; Mrs. D. B. Foster d. Miss G. 
Pierce, 6/1, 6/3; Miss L. LeBeaume d. Mrs. E. S. Brigham, 6/0, 6/1; Miss R. Hager d. 
Miss V. Holzemark, 7/5, 6/8, 6/1; Miss E. Seavey d. Miss C. Grigsby, 6/1, 6/2; Miss M. 
Riveley d. Mrs. G. Myers, 6/1, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— Miss Hires d. Miss Rudolph, 6/3, 
6/3; Miss Chesney d. Miss Leavel, 6/3, 6/4; Mrs. Yager d. Miss Tracy, 6/1, 6/2; Mrs. Peer 
d. Miss Ewins, 10/8, 6/2; Miss Voorhees d. Miss Fuller, 6/3, 6/4; Miss Hayes d. Mrs. 
Foster, 6/1, 6/1; Miss LeBeaume d. Miss Hager, 6/1, 6/3; Miss Riveley d. Miss Seavey, 
6/3, 7/5. FOURTH ROUND— Miss Chesney d. Miss Hires. 6/4, 4/6, 7/5; Mrs. Yager d. 
Mrs. Peer, 6/3, 6/3; Miss Voorhees d. Miss Hayes, 6/2, 6/2; Miss LeBeaume d. Miss 
Riveley, 6/1, 6/8, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Yager d. Miss Chesney. 6/3, 6/2; 
Miss Voorhees d. Miss Lebeaume, 6/4, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Miss Voorhees d. Mrs. 
Yager, 7/5, 6/4. 

CONSOLATION SINGLES. 

FINAL ROUND— Miss Louise Hammann d. Miss Veronica Cannon, 6/0, 6/3. 

JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Ruth Hager d. Miss Dorothy Wales, 6/8, 12/10, 6/4. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Miss E. Seavey and P. Masters d. Miss L. Hammann and G. Rein- 
hardt, 6/1, 6/1; Mrs. D. B. Foster and G. Parker d. Miss D. Brigham and H. McLain, 
6/1, 9/7; Miss K. Tracy and F. C. Elwell d. Miss H. Hayes and J. Krugh, 6/3, 6/3; 
Miss M. K. Voorhees and A. Seddon d. Miss L. Fuller and F. B. Kyger, 6/1, 6/4; Miss 
M. Rockwell and H. Moore d. Miss M. Stewart and H. Kennally, 6/3, 6/4. SECOND 
ROUND— Miss M. Hires and J. Cannon d. Miss M. Leavel and O. Dubach, 6/1, 6/3; 
Miss M. L. Ewins and W. Newell d. Miss R. Hager and H. Durall, 6/4, 3/6, 8/6; Miss 
M. Chesney and D. Teachenor d. Miss M. Rively and P. B. Francis, 6/3, 6/3; Miss Seavey 
and Masters d. Mrs. Foster and Parker, 4/6, 6/3. 7/5; Miss Voorhees and Seddon d. 
Miss Tracy and Elwell, 6/1, 6/2; Mrs. W. W. Yager and R. A, Wester d. Miss Rock- 
well and Moore, 6/3, 6/3; Miss L. Hayes and C. J. Lockhorn d. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. 



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Forrester, 6/4, 6/4; Miss Lesley LeBeaume and A. A. Poteet d. Mr. and Mrs. R. S. 
Peer, 6/1, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Miss Hires and Cannon d. Miss Ewins and Newell, 
•6/4, 6/2; Miss Seavey and Masters d. Miss Cnesney and Teaclienor, 6/4, 6/2; Miss 
Voorhees and Seddon d. Mrs. Yager and Wester, 6/3, 4/6, 6/4; Miss Hayes and Lock- 
horn d. Miss LeBeaume and Poteet, 6/3, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Hires and 
'Cannon d. Miss Seavev and Masters, by default; Miss Hayes and Lockhorn d. Miss 
Voorhees and Seddon, 6/4, 4/6, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Miss Lyle Hayes and C. J. 
Xiockhom d. Miss Marjorie Hires and Jack Cannon, 7/5, 7/5. 

CONSOLATION MIXED DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Helen Hayes and John Krugh d. Miss Meryl Leavel and 
■Otto Dubach, 6/2, 9/7. 

Hoosac Valley Championships. — Sixty-four players, representing five States and nine- 
teen towns, were entered in the second annual tournament for tlie Hoosac Valley cham- 
pionship, held on the courts of the HoosicK Falls Country Club, Hoosick Falls, N. Y., 
beginning July 30. R. L. Majnard defeated J. M. Holcombe, Jr. of Hartford, Conn., 
in the final round of singles, 6/2, 8/6, 7/5, the victory giving him the first leg on the 
•challenge cup presented by Mrs. Walter A. Wood, Jr. In the doubles, Mainard and R. 
B. Swain of Pomfret, Conn., defeated R. E. Snow and A.»H. Hastings of Springfield, 
in the final round, 6/3, 4/6, 6/4, 6/2. A. H. Chapin, Jr. defeated D. Geer, Jr., in the 
final of tlie consolation singles, 6/1, 6/1. 

Iron Mountain Lawn Tennis Club Tournament. — The Iron Mountain Lawn Tennis Club 
•of Jackson, N. H., held its seventh annual open tournament for the championship of 
the east side of the White Mountains, New Hampshire, August 9. The exceptionally 
large entry of about 140, a new locker building, a large gallery and the high class of 
tennis made the tournament a pronounced success. The singles title was won by Cedric 
A. Major of New York, giving him one leg on the three-year club cup. Charles I. 
Johnston, Jr., won in 1913 and Frederick R. Budlong in 1914. Major's opponent in the 
final round last August was Budlong, the former winning, 6/4, 6/1, 8/6. In the final 
round of doubles, E. Peaslee and C. A. Major defeated S. Nichols and R. H. White, 
•6/4, 6/3, 6/3. Miss C. Small won from Miss P. Mallet-Prevost in the final round of the 
Tvomen's singles, by default, and in the final round of the women's doubles. Miss J. 
Gott and Miss E. White defeated Miss Jacobson and Miss Ullman, 6/2, 6/1. The mixed 
doubles was captured by Miss C. Small and P. W. Martin, who defeated Miss E. White 
and Lyle Leverich, 6/4, 6/2, 6/4. 

Lawn Tennis in Dawson, Yukon Territory, Canada. — "The popularity of the tennis 
•court during the past season and the tremendous momentum wliich the sport acquired 
was far reaching," writes Frank Noziglia. "The Yukon Tennis Club, which claims 
the honor of being one of the northernmost, if not the northernmost, tennis club in 
the world, enjoyed during the summer of 1915 the most successful season of its career. 
The playing began earlier than usual, the first games taking place in April and long 
before the ice in the Y'^ukon went out from in front of Dawson, being the earliest start 
in the history of the club. The play continued until far into September. In the tourna- 
ment, which rounded out the season, the results were as follows: Men's singles, Sid- 
ney F. Chamberlain; men's doubles, W. G. Radford and Henry Gordon McLeod; 
"women's singles. Miss Bess L. Edwards; women's doubles. Miss A. F. Robinson and 
jMiss Hilda Potter; mixed doubles, Sidney F. Chamberlain and Mrs. Arthur Ross. The 
oflBcers of the club for the season of 1915 were: F. C. 0. Edwards, president; Colin 
Dunlop Hart, vice-president; J. H. Roberts, secretary-treasurer; executive committee, 
F. A. H. Sitwell, Frank Noziglia, Sidney F. Chamberlain; women's committee, Mrs. 
Agnes McLeod, Mrs. G. B. Edwards and Lilly Thompson." 

Minneapolis City Championship. — Trafford N. Jayne is the present champion of 
Minneapolis, defeating John Adams in the final round, 6/2, 6/4, 6/2. Jayne also cap- 
tured the doubles, with Seiforde Stellwagen as partner. 

Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Championship.— Roland M. Hoerr of St. Louis, repre- 
senting the University of Washington, won the Missouri Valley intercollegiate cham- 
pionship at Lincoln, Nebr., May 14 and 15. In the finals, Hoerr met Ellis of the 
University of Nebraska, and the former won, 6/0, 5/7, 6/1, 6/2. In the doubles, Hoerr 
and P. J. Hewitt defeated Gardiner and Ellis, 7/5, 0/6, 6/4, 7/5, in the final round. 

Neodesha (Kans.) Tournament. — Dix Teachenor of Kansas City defeated W. S. 
Pettit In the singles final, 6/3, 6/1, 6/2, of the sixth annual Mid-Continent Oil and Gas 
Belt tournament, held at Neodesha, Kans., beginning August 17. Pettit was some- 
what handicapped by the fact that he had two hard matches the day before, while 
Teachenor was comparatively fresh. The latter's service was a factor In enabling 
him to win. R. E. Black and Don Cooper defeated W. A. Penley and D. K. Campbell 
hy default in the final round of doubles. 



92 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Tri-State Tournament 

By Gordon E. Small. 

The seventeenth annual Tri-State tournament for the championships of 
Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky was held on the courts of the Cincinnati Tennis 
Club, September 11 to 18. The entry list was the classiest in the history 
of the Tri-State, containing as it did the newly crowned national champions 
of all three branches of the sport, W. M. Johnston, Clarence J. Griffin and 
Miss Molla Bjurstedt. Other notables were Elia Fottrell, who came all the 
way from San Francisco for this tournament ; Irving C. Wright, Nat Emerson 
and John C. Neely. To give the finishing touch to the competition, Maurice 
E. McLoughlin stopped over for one day and played in exhibition matches 
with Johnston, Griffin and Fottrell. 

Owing to the strain incident to winning the national championships, held 
just before the Tri-State. Johnston did not compete in the singles, which was 
won by Griffin, who literally waded his way through the tournament, win- 
ning five-set matches on successive days from Nat Emerson, Trux Emerson 
and Fottrell. The challenge round with W. S. McEllroy of Pittsburgh was 
rather tame, Griffin winning easily in straight sets. 

Miss Bjurstedt proved much too strong for her opponents in the women's 
events, going through the tournament without losing a set. Paired with 
Miss Carrie B. Neely of Chicago, she also won the doubles from Mrs. Mal- 
colm McNeil of Chicago and ^Miss Ruth Sanders of Cincinnati. 

In the fifth round of the men's singles, Nat Emerson, the old Cincinnati 
player, now a resident of Memphis, Tenn., gave Grifiin the fight of his life. 
Nat won the first two sets. Griffin seeming to underestimate him. Griffin 
took the third, but Emerson came back in the fourth and led at 5'3, but 
Griffin. l)y a supreme effort, deuced the set and won out at To. In the final 
set Griffin got to 5/3, but Emerson was not to be denied. He deuced the set 
and forced Griffin to 8/6 before lowering his colors. This match lasted two 
hours and fifty minutes, and both contestants were exhausted at the finish. 

Dr. Karl Little of Cincinnati forced Irving Wright to go five sets in this 
round. Wright's tantalizing placing shots finally wore the doctor out, the 
last two sets being easy at 6/1, 6/2. 

In the semi-final Griffin defeated Trux Emerson of Cincinnati in another 
long-drawn-out, five-set match, while Fottrell disposed of Wright in straight 
sets. Fottrell looked very good in this match, his serve going great. 

The final round, bringing Griffin against Fottrell, proved to be almost a 
repetition of the clay court final of 1914. played on the same court. Fottrell 
started in with a whirl and took the first two sets easily. He lost his grip 
in the third and Griffin, coming strong, landed it at 6/4. The last two sets 
were Griffin's at all stages, as he grew stronger right along and took every 
advantage of Fottrell's evident nervousness and anxiety. The defeat was a 
sad blow to Fottrell, who had hoped to avenge the loss of the clay court 
championship the year before. 

In the challenge round McEllroy was no match for Griffin. The match was 
played on a dark day, and during the last set rain was falling. This forced 
McEllroy to remove his glasses, which doubtless caused him much inconveni- 
ence. He gamely continued to play, however, and deserves much credit for 
his showing under such adverse conditions. 

In the men's doubles, R. A. Holden, the old Yale crack, and Trux Emerson 
proved unexpectedly strong, defeating Fottrell and Wright in the semi-final, 
6/2, 6/0, 6 1. In the final round they forced the new national champions, 
Johnston and Griffin, to extend themselves in an interesting match, the scores 
being 8/6, 5/7, 6/1, 6/4. 

In the women's singles Miss Bjurstedt won from Miss Carrie B. Neely of 
Chicago in the final, 6/2, 6/1. In the challenge round, Miss Bjurstedt dis- 
posed of Miss Ruth Sanders, 6/0, 6 4. Miss Sanders held her own at straight 
driving and backhand work, but the champion's serve and net work were too 
much for her. 

In the exhibition matches, which were played before a record crowd, 
McLoughlin won a rather tame set from Johnston at 6/4. 



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The doubles brought out some fine tennis. Johnston and GrifBn winning 
from McLoughlin and Fottrell, 6/3, G/4, 3/6, 7/9, the fifth set being stopped by- 
rain. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— O. W. Sharman d. W. W. Rowe, 6/1, 6/3; H. T. Emerson d. W. A. 
Roiulebush, 6/1, 6/3; A. T. Zuck d. W. L. Fnrste, 6/4, 6/0; C. H. McGowan d. Provnice 
Pogue, 6/0, 6/1; H. T. Asliton d. Frank Sage, 6/1, 6/3; Fred Burns d. Howard Meyers, 
6/3, 4/6, 6/3; Ella Fottrell d. Ralph Kruse, 6/1, 6/0; Henry Beckett d. C. T. Russell, 
6/4, 1/6, 6/2; D. W. Rogers d. Haugliton Bell, 6/1, 6/3; W. H. Hopple d. Nat. Wright, 
6/0, 6/4; Fred LeBlond d. V. E. Abbott, 2/6, 6/0, 6/2; A. F. Zimmerman d. L. J. Tuke, 
6/3, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Nat Emerson d. A. C. Fiske, 6/3, 1/6, defaulted; C. Din- 
widdle d. Clifford Taylor, 7/5, 6/2; W. M. Ramsey d. Arthur Loeb, 6/3, 6/3; L. Gessing 
d. Clifford Garvey, 6/1, 6/0; 0. J. Griffln d. Francis Benson, 6/0, 6/2; R. H. Jones d. 
Rufus Hall, 3/6, 6/1, 6/2; Fritz Bastian d. E. J. Hauck, 6/4, 6/2 ;Dan Kiefer, Jr., d. 
J. H. Bachman, 6/0, 6/0; Sharman d. J. K. Heyl, 6/1, 6/0; H. T. Emerson d. Zuck, 
6/3, 6/1; W. C. Wente d. McGowan, 6/4, 9/7; Thomas Ackerland d. E. S. Reynolds, 
6/1, 6/1; Herbert Simonds d. Ashton, 8/6, 6/1; Howard Cordes d. Burns, 6/2, 6/1; Fot- 
trell d. Beckett, 6/2, 6/2; Rogers d. Hopple, by default; Zimmerman d. Fred LeBlond, 
8 6, 6/1; G. S. Blanchard d. O. M. Nicholoff, 6/3, 6/3; Harold LeBlond d. H. WMrth- 
wein, 6/2, 8/6; Irving Wright d. E. G. Vordenberg, 6/1, 6/2; E. Cherrington d. W. F. 
Cornell, 5/7, 6/1, 6/2; Roland McKee d. Montie Christie, 6/3, 6/2; Dr. Karl Little d. 
R. J. Kunkel, 6/0, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— Nat Emerson d. Frank Marty, 6/2, 6/4; 
Dinwiddie d. Ramsey, 6/1, 6/3; Gessing d. Arthur O'Connell, 7/5, 6/2; C. J. Griffin d. 
Jones, 6/1, 6/4; Bastian d. Kiefer, 2/6, 6/4, 6/1; Sharman d. C. C. Figge, 1/6, 6/1, 6/2; 
H. T. Emerson d. Wente, 6/1, 7/9, 6/1; Ackerland d. Simonds, by default; Fottrell d. 
Cordes, 6/3, 7/5; Zimmerman d. Rogers, 6/3, 6/2; H. C. Haddox d. Blanchard, 2/6, 6/4, 
defaulted; Harold LeBlond d. W. F. Randle, Jr., 0/6, 8/6, 8/6; Irving Wright d. V. E. 
Montgomery, 6/1, 6/1; J. C. Neely, Jr., d. Cherrington, 6/1, 6/0; McKee d. P. M. Giesy, 
6/0, 6/1; Little d. Mearich Phelps, 6/0, 6/2. FOURTH ROUND— Nat Emerson d. Din- 
widdie, 6/1, 6/2; Griffin d. Gessing, 6/1, 6/1; Bastian d. Sharman, 4/6, 6/1, 6/2; H. T. 
Emerson d. Ackerland, 10/8, 3/6, 6/4; Fottrell d. Zimmerman, 6/3, 6/4; Harold LeBlond 
d. Haddox, 6/4, 8/6; Irving Wright d. Neely, 6/1, 6/3; Little d. McKee, 6/0, 3/6, 6/2. 
FIFTH ROUND— Griffin d. Nat Emerson, 4/6, 7/9, 6/3, 7/5, 8/6; H. T. Emereson d. 
Bastian, 6/1, 6/2, 6/1; Fottrell d. Harold LeBlond, 6/1, 6/4, 6/2; Irving Wright d. 
Little, 4/6, 6/2, 2/6, 6/1. 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Griffln d. H. T. Emerson, 4/6, 
7/5, 4/6, 6/2, 6/2; Fottrell d. Irving Wright, 8/6, 6/0, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Griffin d. 
Fottrell, 5/7, 4/6, 6/4, 6/1, 6/4. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Griffin d. W. S. McEllroy, 6/4, 6/3, 6/3. / 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Kiefer and Haupt d. Montgomery and Rogers, 6/3, 6/8, 6/2, 6/2; 
Vordenberg and Dunning d. Ives and J. M. Garvey, 6/3, 5/7, 6/0, 6/1. SECOND ROUND 
— Marty and Wadsworth d. Fiske and Kerper, 6/2, 6/2, 6/4; Little and Wente d. Rowe 
and Rowe, 6/0, 8/6, 6/0; Hill and Lewis d. Ramsey and C. Garvey, 6/1, 6/4, 6/4; 
Mitchell and Thompson d. Giesy and Myers, 6/2, 6/2, 6/1; Neelv and Ackerland d. 
LeBlond and LeBlond, 6/2, 6/3, 6/2; Kiefer and Haupt d. Vordenberg and Dunning, 6/3. 
7/9, 6/4, 6/1; Fnrste and McGowan d. Cherrington and Beckett, 6/1, 6/3, 6/2; Fottrell 
and Wright d. Pogue and Bell, 6/1, 6/1, 6/2; Ashton and Zuck d. Revnolds and Blanch- 
ard, 5/7, 6/2, 6/3; Wirtliwein and Haddox d. Carroll and Swain, 6/4, 6/2, 6/2. THIRD 
ROUND— Little and W'ente d. Marty and Wadsworth, 6/2, 6/3, 6/2; Nat Emerson and 
Hopple d. Hill and Lewis, 6/1, 6/3, 6/2; Johnston and Griffln d. Mitchell and Thompson, 
6/2, 6/2, 6/1; Neely and Ackerland d. Kiefer and Haupt, 8/6, 6/2, 8/6; Fottrell and 
AVright d. Fnrste and McGowan, 6/1, 6/1, 6/3; C. Wright and Miller d. DeCamp and 
Christie, 6/3, 6/2, 6/1; Ashton and Zuck d. Wirthwein and Haddox, 6/1, 6/4, 6/0; Holden 
and H. T. Emerson d. Kunkel and Frey, 6/2, 6/3, 6/1. FOURTH ROUND— Nat Emer- 
son and Hopple d. Little and Wente, 4/6, 6/0, 6/3, 6/4; Johnston and Griffln d. Neely 
and Ackerland, 6/2, 6/1, 11/9; Fottrell and I. Wright d. C. Wright and Miller, 6/4, 6/4, 
5/7, 6/0; Holden and H. T. Emerson d. Ashton and Zuck, by default. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND— Johnston and Griffin d. Nat Emerson and Hopple, 6/4, 6/2, 7/5; Holden and 
H. T. Emerson d. Fottrell and I. Wright, 6/2, 6/0, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Johnston and 
Griffin d. Holden and H. T, Emerson, 8/6, 5/7, 6/1, 6/4. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Molla Bjurstedt d. Miss C. B. Neely, 6/2, 6/1. 
CHALLENGE ROUND— Miss Molla Bjurstedt d. Miss Ruth Sanders, 6/0, 6/4. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND — Miss Molla Bjurstedt and Miss C. B. Neely d. Mrs. Malcolm 
McNeil, Jr., and Miss Ruth Sanders, 6/1, 6/0. 



94 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Intercollegiate Championships 

Richard Norris Williams, 2nd, representing Harvard University, was the star 
in the thirty-fifth intercollegiate championship, played on the turf courts of 
the Merion Cricket Club at Haverford, Pa., beginning September 13. Williams 
not only won the singles, but also the doubles, paired with Richard Harte. 

The tournament was the third struggle for the seven-point Harrison K. 
Caner championship trophy, which was put into competition in 1913. As Har- 
vard won both events, the score now stands : Harvard, 5 points, and Prince- 
ton, 1 point. The Cambridge university, therefore, needs only two more points 
for permanent possession of the trophy. 

The following seven institutions sent teams to compete : Harvard, Dartmouth, 
Princeton, Yale and Cornell universities ; University of Pennsylvania, and 
Dartmouth College. Amherst and Haverford college's and the University of 
Pittsburgh, which competed the previous year, failed to enter the 1915 tour- 
nament. 

In the singles, Williams was forced to extend himself in only one match, 
that against his teammate, G. Colket Caner, in the third round, who carried 
the ex-champion to two deuce sets, 8/6 and 7/5. What was expected to prove 
his hardest match, that with Leonard Beel^man of Princeton in the final, was 
in reality his easiest. Williams routed his opponent in straight sets. 

In the doubles, Williams and Harte successfully defended their title in 
rather hollow fashion, losing only two sets, one to J. R. Rowland and J. S. 
Disston, University of Pennsylvania, in the semi-final round, and the other to 
Caner and Curtis of Harvard, in the final. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— G. C. Caner (H.) d. P. Larmon (D.), 6/1, 6/2; Leonard Beekman (P.) 
d. Frank Hopkins (Y.), 6/3, 6/4; W. M. Blair (C.) d. W. Edwards (Penn.), 7/5, 6/2. 
SECOND ROUND— Karl Koeniger (D.) d. I. Riker (P.), 8/6, 4/6, 6/2; Jerry Weber (Y.) 
d. J. R. Disston (Penn.), 6/2, 6/2; R. N. Williams, 2nd (H.) d. K. Kennedy (Penn.), 
6/2, 6/3; Caner (H.) d. F. T. Hunter (C), 6/4, 6/2; Beekman (P.) d. J. S. Pfaffman, Jr. 
(H.), 2/6, C/1, 6/0; W. Rand, 3rd (H.) d. Blair (C); J. R. Rowland (Penn.) d. S. B. 
Jones (D.), 6/4. 6/2; A. H. Coffey (P.) d. Middleton DeCamp (Y.), 9/7, 6/3. THIRD 
ROUND— Weber (Y.) d. Koeniger (D.), 6/1, 6/4; Williams (H.) d. Caner (H.), 8/6, 7/5; 
Beekman (P.) d. Rand (H.), 6/2, 4/6, 6/2; Coffey (P.) d. Rowland (Penn.), 10/8, 1/6, 
7/5. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Williams (H.) d. Weber (Y.), 6/3, 6/4, 6/3; Beekman (P.) 
d. Coffey (P.), 7/5, 6/3, defaulted. FINAL ROUND— Williams d. Beekman, 6/2, 6/1, 6/2. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Coffey and Riker (P.) d. Blair and Hunter (C), 6/4, 6/4; Rowland 
and Disston (Penn.) d. Stevenson and DeCamp (Y.), 6/3, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— Caner 
and Curtis (H.) d. Edwards and Kennedy (Penn.), 3/6, 6/2, 6/1; Weber and Hopkins 
(Y.) d. Coffey and Riker (P.), 9/7, 6/3; Rowland and Disston (Penn.) d. Beekman and 
Harvey (P.), 9/7, 6/4; Richard Harte and Williams (H. ) d. Jones and Larman (D.), 6/0, 
6/0. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Caner and Curtis (H.) d. Weber and Hopkins (Y.), 6/3, 
4/6, 6/4, 6/2; Harte and Williams (H.) d. Rowland and Disston (Penn.), 6/3, 5/7, 6/1, 
6/4. FINAL ROUND— Harte and Williams d. Caner and Curtis, 1/6, 6/3, 6/1, 6/2. 



New England Intercollegiate Championships 

The tennis players of Williams College carried off the premier honors at the 
annual New England intercollegiate championship, held on the dirt courts of 
the Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline, Mass., beginning May 17. C. F. Cutler 
of Williams won the singles and with R. S. Maynard took the doubles. The 
summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— R. S. Maynard (Williams) d. J. L. Snider (Amherst), 6/1, 3/6, 6/3; 
S. Edsall (Trinity) d. P. Larmon (Dartmouth), 10/8, 6/1; C. F. Cutler (Williams) 
d. J. A. Richards (Wesleyan), 10/8, 3/6, 6/3; Stewart (M.I.T.) d. Mitchel (Trinity) 
6/3, 9/7; T. C. Pray (Dartmouth) d. Carl (Bowdoin), 6/3, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— Hoff- 
man (Wesleyan) d. Maynard, 9/7, 9/7; Edsall d, Larabee, 6/4, 10/8; Cutler d. Cady, 6/1, 
7/5; Stewart d. Pray. 7/5, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Edsall d. Hoffman, 6/3, 10/8; 
Cutler d. Stewart, 6/0, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Cutler d. Edsall, 6/1, 6/4, 6/3. 



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MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— C. F. Cutler and R. S. Maynard (Williams) d. S. Edsall and Niles 
(Trinity), 6/1, 8/6; Stewart and Woodbridge (M.I.T.) d. J. A. Richards and J. Hoffman 
(Wesleyan), 6/3, 6/3; F. Cady and J. McClay (Amherst) d. Livermore and P. Larmon 
(Dartmouth), 6/1, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— C. F. Cutler and R. S. Maynard d. Bow- 
doin team, 6/1, 6/0; Stewart and Woodbridge d. F. Cady and J. McClay, 6/3, 13/11. 
FINAL ROUND— Cutler and Maynard d. Stewart and Woodbridge, 6/2, 6/2, 6/2. 



Western Intercollegiate Championships 

By a. H. Lawson. 

The Western intercollegiate tennis tournament, generally known as the Con- 
ference tournament, for the season of 1915, was held on the courts of the 
University of Chicago, May 28 to 31. 

Carran of Ohio State University, by steady and consistent playing, captured 
the singles championship by defeating Bennett of Chicago in the final round, 
C/1, 1/6, 6/3, 6/2. This is the first time in the history of Conference tour- 
naments that the singles championship has been won by any other than a 
representative of the University of Chicago or Minnesota. 

The doubles championship was won by McNeil and Gross of the University 
of Chicago, who defeated James and James of Northwestern University, in a 
hotly contested four-set match. 

Probably the most interesting match in the tournament occurred in the semi- 
iinal round, when the James boys of Northwestern, after having been defeated 
two love sets, turned the tables on their opponents, Smith and Kennedy of 
University of Minnesota, and defeated them the next three sets. 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Moses (111.) d. Thayer (L. F.), 7/5, 6/0; H. James (N.) d. 
Holden (Wis.), 6/4, 6/4; McNeil (Chi.) d. Kennedy (Minn.), 6/3, 6/3; Smith (Minn.) d. 
Karraker (L. F.), 7/5, 6/1; M. James (N.) d. Colton (111.), 6/2, 6/2; Bennett 
(Chi.) d. W.vatt (Wis.), 6/0, 6/1, SECOND ROUND— Carran (0. S.) d. Moses, 6/2, 6/4; 
McNeil d. H. James, 6/3, 6/0; M. James d. Smith, 6/3, 6/4; Bennett d. Wirthwein 
(O. S.), 6/3, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Carran d. McNeil, 6/4, 8/6; Bennett d. M. 
James, 6/4, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Carran d. Bennett, 6/1, 1/6, 6/3, 6/2, 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Carran and Wirthwein (O. S.) d. Holden and Wyatt (Wis.), 6/3, 
4/6, 6/4, 5/7, 6/1: James and James (N.) d. Thayer and Karraker (L. F.), 10/8, 
3/6, 6/3. 6/4; Kennedy and Smith (Minn.) d. Bukai and Moses (111.), 6/2, 6/2, 9/7. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— McNeil and Gross (Chi.) d. Carran and Wirthwein, 6/3, 6/4, 
6/4: James and James d. Kennedy and Smith, 0/6, 0/6, 6/3, 6/4, 7/5. FINAL ROUND— 
McNeil and Gross d. James and James, 6/2, 6/4, 3/6, 8/6. 



Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Tournament 

The year 1915 saw a remarkable growth in the interest in tennis among col- 
leges in the- Rocky Mountain Conference. In the spring intercollegiate tour- 
nament, held in Denver, May 23, the Universities of Colorado and Utah, the 
Colorado State College, and the Colorado School of Mines were represented. 
The Utah men, Gibbs and Little, had everything their own way in singles, and 
coming through to the final round in the two halves of the draw, went home 
without playing the deciding match. 

Colorado won the doubles after a gruelling battle in the final round. Wells 
and Scott, the Colorado combination, defeated Gibbs and Little in a five-set 
match, the last set of which went to 11/9. Victory in the doubles would give 
Colorado the edge, according to intercollegiate rules in the East, though no 
such ruling has been agreed to by the Western institutions. 

Dual meets marked the collegiate programme in the autumn. Three of these 
meets were held. Colorado College defeated the State University, five matches 
to one, losing only the No. 1 doubles. University of Colorado, in turn, won 
from University of Denver and the Missouri School of Mines by decisive score0. 






1, C. S. Garland, Pittsburgh, Metropolitan Junior Champion: 2. Harold Throckmorton. 
New Jersey, National Interscholastie Champion. 

THE TWO MOSI PROMINENT JUNIOR PLAYERS IN THE EAST. 



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Interscholastic Championships 

Eight players contested for the interscholastic championship, held in con- 
nection with the national championsnip on the courts of the West Side Tennis 
Club, Forest Hills, L. I., beginning September 1. The title narrowed down to 
a contest between Harold A. Throckmorton, Princeton, and Charles S. Gar- 
land, Yale, and the former won in a four-set match. It was good tennis all 
the way through. Throckmorton's strength lay in his comparative steadiness. 
He did not sacrifice everything for speed. Garland was prepared for speed, 
but not for steadiness, and it took a little time for him to adapt himself to 
the changed conditions. The summary : 

INTERSCHOLASTIC SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Sidney Thayer (Harvard) d. H. L. Bowman (Westchester County), 
6/2, 6/1, 6/3; Charles S. Garland (Yale) d. John Virden (University School, Cleveland, 
Ohio), 6/1, 6/0, 6/3; H. A. Throckmorton (Princeton) d. Cornelius Boocock (Western 
New York School, Buffalo, N. Y.), 6/2, 6/0, 6/3; Willis R. Harlow (U. of Pennsylvania) 
d. H. C. Tremaine (Columbia), 3/6. 6/4, 6/4, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Throckmorton 
d. Harlow, 6/3, 6/2, 6/2; Garland d. Thayer, 6/4, 6/3, 6/0. FINAL ROUND— Throckmor- 
ton (Princeton) d. Garland (Yale), 6/3, 2/6, 7/5, 6/3. 



Western Interscholastic Championships 

By a. H. Lawson. 
The annual tournament for the Western interscholastic championships, held 
under the auspices of the University of Chicago, proved to be the best junior 
tournament ever held in the W^est. There were 104 entries, representing over 
thirty schools, and by good management the tournament was completed in 
three days. The players made a splendid showing, and it is predicted that 
some of them will give a good account of themselves in future events. Pike, 
a University High School boy, who is only fifteen years old, sprung a surprise 
when he eliminated Swift of the Evans School, Mesa, Ariz., in the singles semi- 
finals. McKay of the Evanston High School defeated Pike in the final, 7/5, 
6/4. 6/1. Carver and Terhune. Hyde Park High School, won the doubles 
championship by defeating McLaughlin and Fox of Lane High School. The 
summaries : INTERSCHOLASTIC SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— B. Ford (Hyde Park) d. W. Mooxhead (Central High, Minneapolis), 
by default; McKay (Evanston High) d. H. Niely (Hyde Park), 9/7, 8/6; Parkes (Hyde 
Park) d. M. Alexander (Marshall High), 6/2, 6/3; Littman (Wendell Phillips) d. Hin- 
kel (Hyde Park), 6/0, 3/6, 6/2; M. Givertz (Whiting, Ind.) d. H. Clarkson (Lewis Inst. 
Acad.), 6/3, 6/3; Nath (Wendell Phillips) d, M. Libmau (Marshall High), 6/2, 6/1; W. 
Walker (Hyde Park) d. H. Webb (Wheaton), 7/5, 6/1; Carver (Hyde Park) d. R. Ham- 
mill (LaGrange), by default; E. Strawbridge (Morgan Park High) d. A. Arnold (Fort 
Smith), by default; L. Landecker (Wendell Phillips) d. B. Rose (University High), 
*5'€/0, 6/1; I. Goldman (Wendell Phillips) d. P. Goldberg (Medill High), 6/4, 6/4; Adler 
(Hyde Park) d. M. Bregstone (McKinley High), 6/2, 6/0; B. Zeraan (Wendell Phil- 
lips) d. S. Golan (McKinley High), 6/3, 3/6. 6/4; A. Wigglesworth (New Trier High) 
d. J. Potter (Nat. Cathedral, Wash.), 4/6, 6/1, 8/6; W. Kramer (University High) d. 
McCullough (Hyde Park), 6/0, 6/2; C. Phee (St. Ignatius Acad.) d. L. Worthingtou 
(Oak Park), 6/3, 7/5; H. Vories (University High) d. Pink (Crane Tech.), 6/0, 6/0; K. 
Kraft (Evanston High) d. L. Peterson (Oak Park), 6/1, 6/1; G. Bissell (Evanston 
High) d. H. Tiniman (New Trier High), 6/4, 3/6, 6/1; P. Rogers (Evanston High) d. 
E. Claflin, Wheaton), 4/6, 6/0, 6/4; G. Gates (Valparaiso) d. Merriman (Parker High), 
6/3, 7/5, 6/2; Lawrence (Parker High) d. B. Silverman (Hyde Park), 6/3, 6/2; Cooke 
(Parker High) d. H. McCarty (Hyde Park), 6/1, 6/3; T. Richardson (Proviso T'wp) d. 
K. Armstrong (Lake View High), 6/3, 6/2; A. Nason (Joliet T'wp High) d. Stagg 
(Hyde Park), 6/4, 5/7, 9/7; J. Cohn (Wendell Phillips) d. G. Colman (Maine T'wp), 6/2, 
6/1; P. Shaw (Wheaton) d. E. Cutrell (Plainfield), 6/2, 6/0; R. Pike (University High) 
d. Madden (Hyde Park), 6/1, 6/2; Vernier (Crane Tech.) d. Roger (Hyde Park), 6/2, 
6/4; H. Nicly (Hyde Park) d. K. Hell (Morgan Park High), 6/1, 2/6, 6/2; W. Schenck 
(Valparaiso) d. A. Exiner (Wendell Phillips), 6/3, 6/3; S. Wright (Englewood) d. J. 
Nef (University High), 6/1, 6/2; R. Westerschule (Lewis Inst. Acad) d. W. Bregman 
(Wendell Phillips), 9/7, 6/1; Goldstein (Crane Tech.) d. Leach (Hyde Park), 6/0, 6/4; 
Greenwald (Crane Tech.) d. H. Sklamberg (Marshall High), 6/4, 6/3; N. Slepyan 
(McKinley High) d. Simonton (Hyde Park), 5/7, 6/4, 8/6; R. Colton (Lewis Inst. 




1, Ernest R. McKay, winner Singles; 2, Ruthven Pike, runner-up; 3, Roger D. Carver 
and, 4, Edgar Terhune, Doubles Champions; 5, McLoughlin and, 6, Fox, runners-up in 
Doubles. 

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Acad.) d, R. Calkins (Joliet T'wp High), 6/2, 7/5; William Swift (Evans School) d. L. 
Ingwersen (Morgan Park High), 6/0, 6/2; H. Jamieson (University High) d. P. John- 
son (Evanston High), 6/4, 6/3; Sharp (Parker High) d. H. McBride (Hyde Park), 6/1, 
6/L SECOND ROUND— Reed (Hyde Park) d. D. Castle (Nat. Cathedral, Wash.), 6/4, 
6/2; Kelly (Davenport) d. H. McLaughlin (Lane Tech.), by default; R. Baird (Maine 
T'wp) d. J. Brown (Lewis Inst. Acad.), 7/5, 6/4; Terhune (Hyde Park) d. A. Center 
(Oak Park), 6/1, 6/0; Hi Yeager (Proviso T'wp) d. R. Balch (Central High), 2/6, 6/3, 
6/3; M. Machamer (Wheaton) d. J. Lyons (Lane Tech.), by default; McKay d. Ford, 
6/1, 6/1; Littman d. Parkes, 6/1, 6/1; Nath d. M. Givertz, 8/6, 6/2; Carver d. Walker, 
6/1, 6/1; Strawbridge d. Landecker, 6/1, 6/1; Adler d. 1. Goldman, 3/6, 6/1, 6/1; Kramer 
d. Phee, 6/0, 6/0; Vories d. Kraft, 6/0, 6/2; Rogers d. Bissell, 6/2, 6/1; Lawrence d. 
Gates, 4/6, 6/0, 6/1; Cooke d. T. Richardson, 6/2, 6/4; Cohn d. Nason, 6/1, 6/3; Pike d. 
P. Sliaw, 6/3, 6/2; H. Nicly d. Vernier, ll/'J, 4/6, 6/3; Wright d. W. Schenck, 6/4, 6/1; 
Goldstein d. R. Westerschule, 11/9, 6/4; Swift d. Colton, 6/3, 6/4; Jamiesen d. Sharp, 
1/6, 6/3, 6/3; J. Bryan (Lewis Inst. Acad.) d. Lyndon (University High), 6/1, 6/1; S. 
Exiner (Wendell Phillips) d. N. Shumway (Lake View High), 8/6, 0/6, 6/4; Cohn (En- 
glewood) d. F. Dwyer (Lake View), 6/3, 6/4; B. Edwards (Morgan Park High) d. D. 
Meacham (LaGrange), by default; M. Tovstein (Lake View) d. A. Kech (St. Ignatius 
Acad.), 6/3, 6/3; S. Singleton (New Trier) d. Birmingham (Hyde Park), by default. 
THIRD ROUND— Kelley d. Reed, 6/4, 6/1; Terhune d. R. Baird, 6/2, 6/1; McKay d. 
Littman, 6/0, 6/1; Carver d. Nath, 6/0, 4/6, 6/3; Strawbridge d. Adler, 6/3, 6/4; Kramer 
d. Zeman, 6/1, 7/5; Vories d. Rogers, 6/3, 6/3; Cooke d. Lawrence, 6/3, 6/3; Pike d. 
Cohn, 6/3, 7/5; Wright d. Nicly, 7/5, 6/3; Swift d. Jamiesen, 6/1, 10/8; Bryan d. S. 
Exiner, 6/4, 6/2; Edwards d. M. Cohn, 6/1, 6/3; Singleton d. Tovstein, 6/3, 6/3. FOURTH 
ROUND— Terhune d. Kelly, 6/2, 6/2; Carver d. Strawbridge, 6/4, 6/4; Vories d. Kramer, 
3/6, 6/4, 6/2; Pike d. Cooke, 7/5, 6/2; WMght d. Goldstein, 6/0, 6/4; Swift d. Bryan, 7/5, 
6/3; Singleton d. Edwards, 4/6, 6/2, 6/2. FIFTH ROUND— McKay d. Terhune, 6/3, 6/2; 
Carver d. Vories, 6/4, 6/3; Pike d. Wright, 4/6, 6/2, 6/4; Swift d. Singleton. SEMI- 
FINAL ROUND— McKay d. Carver, 6/2, 6/2; Pike d. Swift, 6/4, 5/7, 8/6. FINAL 
ROUND— McKay d. Pike, 7/5. 6/4, 6/1. 

IXTERSCHOLASTIC DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Heil and Ingwerson (Morgan Park High) d. Calkins and Nason 
(Joliet T'wp), 6/3, 6/3; Shumway and Tovstein (Lake View) d. Meacham and HammlU 
(LaGrang'e), by default; Balch and Kelly (Central High) d. McBride and McCarty 
(Hyde Park), 6/1, 7/5; Greenwald and Vernier (Crane Tech.) d. Slepyan and Golan 
(McKinley High), 6/0, 6/0; H. Nicly and Ford (Hyde Park) d. Golan and Bregstone 
(McKinley High), 6/0, 2/6, 6/3; Nath and S. Exiner (Wendell Phillips) d. Cohn and 
Barnes (Englewood High), 6/4, 6/1; Goldberg and Cohen (Medill High) d. Lewis and 
Dixon (Marshall High), 6/2, 6/1; Loeb and Rice (University High) d. Hill and Burgess 
(Joliet T'wp High), 4/6, 6/4, 7/5; Hertell and Collins (Naperville) d. Smart and Desen- 
berg (Hyde Park), 6/3, 6/1; Bissell and Rogers (Evanston High) d. Hinkel and Bir- 
mingham (Hyde Park), 7/5, 4/6, 6/3; McKay and Kraft (Evanston High) d. Sharp and 
Merriman (Parker High), 6/1, 6/2; Jamiesen and Kramer (University High) d. Clark- 
son and Westerschule (Lewis Inst. Acad.), 6/1, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Baird and 
Coleman (Maine T'wp) d. Center and Peterson (Oak Park), 6/1, 7/5; Carver and Ter- 
hune (Hyde Park) d. Cooke and Lawrence (Parker High), 6/0, 6/4; Parkes and Leach 
(Hyde Park) d. Machamer and ClafEn (Wheaton), 6/3, 6/4; Tinsman and Singleton 
(New Trier) d. Gates and Schench (Valparaiso), 6/4, 5/7, 6/1; Lyndon and Nef (Uni- 
versity High) d. Potter and Castle (Nat. Cathedral, Wash.), 6/0, 6/0; Heil and Ing^ 
wersen d. Shumway and Tovstein, 7/9, 6/4, 6/2; Greenwald and Vernier d. Balch and 
Kelly, by default; Nath and Exiner d. Nicly and Ford, 6/4, 6/4; Goldberg and Cohen d. 
Loeb and Rice, 6/3, 6/4; Hertell and Collins d. Bissell and Rogers, by default; McKay 
and Kraft d. Jamiesen and Kramer, 6/1, 6/2; Strawbridge and Edwards (Morgan Park 
High) d. Littman and Cohn (Wendell Phillips), 6/3, 6/1; Libman and Sklamberg (Mar- 
shall High) d. Shaw and Webb (Wheaton), 6/2, 4/6, 6/3; Bryan and Brown (Lewis Inst. 
Acad.) d. Stagg and Adler (Hyde Park), 4/6, 6/4, 6/2; Pike and Vories (University 
High) d. Richardson and Yeager (Proviso (T'wp), 3/6, 6/2, 8/6; McLaughlin and Fox 
(Lane Teach.) d. Nicly and McCullough (Hyde Park), 7/5, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Car- 
ver and Terhune d. Baird and Coleman, by default; Tinsman and Singleton d. Parkes 
and Leach, 6/4, 6/3; Lyndon and Nef d. Heil and Ingwersen, 6/4, 5/7, 6/2; Nath and 
Exiner d. Greenwald and Vernier, 6/0, 6/1; Hertell and Collins d. Goldberg and Cohen, 
6/4, 3/6, 8/6; McKay and Kraft d. Strawbridge and Edwards, 6/2, 4/6, 6/3; Bryan and 
Brown d. Libman and Sklamberg, by default; McLaughlin and Fox d. Pike and Vories, 
6/4, 6/4. FOURTH ROUND— Carver and Terhune d. Tinsman and Singleton, 8/6, 6/4; 
Nath and Exiner d. Lyndon and Nef, 6/2, 7/5; McKay and Kraft d. Hertell and Col- 
lins, 6/0, 6/0; McLaughlin and Fox d. Bryan and Brown, 6/4, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND— Carver and Terhune d. Nath and Exiner, 6/3, 8/6; McLaughlin and Fox d. 
McKay and Kraft, 6/1, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Carver and Terhune d. McLaughlin and 
Fox, 6/8, 6/2, 6/4, 6/1. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 101 

Newport Invitation Tournament 

The first annual invitation tournament at Newport, R. I., was held on 
the Newport Casino courts, beginning August 16, and v/as an unqualified 
success. There were only fifty entries, but among these were most of the 
high-class players of the country. The tournament was marked by splendid 
weather, excellent management, and courts that were as near perfect as 
could be. 

As generally predicted, the final round of the singles brought together 
Richard Norris Williams, 2nd, and Maurice E. McLoughlin, and after four 
well-fought sets Williams was returned the victor. Williams lost the first 
set through errors, and in the other three he was clearly the better man. 
This superiority was manifest in the third and especially in the fourth set. 
Williams was confident throughout, while McLoughlin knew that his strokes 
were not going properly, and was plainly disturbed over the matter. 

There were eighteen "teams entered in "the doubles event, the finalists being 
C. J. Griffin and W. M. Johnston against R. N. Williams, 2nd, and W. M. 
Washburn. The former dropped the third set, but won the first, second and 
fourth and the match. The victors' team work was better than their oppo- 
nents', and they made fewer mistakes. Washburn was appreciably below his 
form and made many almost inexcusable errors. Yet with all this they gave 
the Californians a good fight, and there were times when it seemed as if they 
might draw level and provide a five-set match. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— C. J. Griffin d. L. E. Mahan, 6/4, 6/0, 6/8, 6/8, 6/3; R. N. Williamg. 
2nd, d. F. M. Watrous, 6/3, 6/4, 6/0; C. M. Bull, Jr., d. W. Rand, 3rd, 9/7, 6/4, 6/1; 
Craig Biddle d. P. Gibson, 6/0, 6/2, by default;; R. C. Seaver d. F. Frelinghuysen, 
2/6, 6/2, 6/1, 6/3; W. M. Johnston d. R. L. Baggs, 6/1, 6/2, 6/2; F. B. Alexander d. 
Sydney Thayer, Jr., 6/3, 6/4, 6/1; R. Evans d. W. Dawson, 6/4, 6/3, 6/2; R. LeRoy d. 
W. L. Pate, 6/2, 6/2, 6/3; H. C. Johnson d. H. A. Maokinney, 6/1, 6/1, 4/6, 6/2; N. W. 
Niles d. T. Potter, 6/1, 6/2, 7/5; D. S. Watters d. E. T. Gross, 6/2, 6/4, 7/5; G. Wight- 
man d. F. J. Sulloway, 7/5, 6/2, 6/2; M. E. McLoughlin d. F. Roche, 6/1, 6/3, 6/2. 
SECOND ROUND— G. C. Caner d. S. Henshaw, 6/0, 6/0, 6/2; I. C. Wright d. Dr. W. 
Rosenbaum, 6/1, 3/6, 6/3, 7/5; R. Stevens d. A. L. Hoskins, 6/1, 6/2, 4/1, by default; 
Griffin d. W. P. Burden, by default; Williams d. Bull, 5/7, 6/4, 8/6, 1/6, 6/1; Biddle d. 
J. 6. Thomas, 7/5, 10/8, 6/2; Johnston d. Seaver, 4/6, 6/1, 6/1, 6/3; W. M. Washburn d. 
Alexander, 6/4, 6/2, 6/1; Evans d. LeRoy, 6/4, 2/6, 3/6, 6/4, 7/5; H. C. Johnson d. R. 
Dana, 6/2, 6/2, 7/5; Niles d. Watters, 2/6, 6/1, 6/4, 8/10, 6/4; Wightman d. H. D. Harvey, 
by default; McLoughlin d. T. R. Pell, 6/2, 7/5, 6/1; B. Law d. J. S. Cushman, 6/8, 6/1, 
6/4, 6/0; W. F. Johnson d. R. Capers, 6/3, 6/2, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Wright d. Caner, 
■6/4, 6/2, 11/9; Griffin d. Stevens, 6/3, 6/2. 3/6, 6/4; Williams d. Biddle, 6/3, 4/6, 6/3, 6/3; 
Johnston d. Washburn, 6/4, 6/1, 6/4: H. C. Johnson d. Evans, 6/2, 6/0, 6/1; Niles d. 
Wightman, 6/4, 6/3, 6/2; McLoughlin d. Law, 6/2, 6/3, 7/5; W. F. Johnson d. F. C. 
Inman, 6/4, 6/1, 7/5. FOURTH ROUND— Griffin d. Wright, 7/5, 6/2, 6/4; Williams d. 
Johnston, 3/6, 10/8, 6/1, 6/3; Niles d. H. C. Johnson, 4/6, 4/6, 6/1, 6/4, 6/3; McLoughlin 
d. W. F. Johnson, 5/7, 6/4, 8/6, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Williams d. Griffin, 6/1, 
«/2, 6/2; McLoughlin d. Niles, 3/6, 10/8, 6/3, 9/7. FINAL ROUND— Williams d, McLough- 
lin, 5/7, 6/4, 6/3, 6/3. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Williams and Washburn d. Sulloway and Caner, 7/5, 4/6, 8/6; 
Mackinney and Watters d. Rand and Watrous, 4/6, 6/3, 6/3; Griffin and Johnston d. 
Dana and Gross, 6/3, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— Mahan and Wightman d. Watson and 
Potter, 6/0, 6/1; Niles and H. C. Johnson d. Rosenbaum and Frelinghuysen, 4/6, 6/1, 6/1; 
Pell and Inman d. Evans and Thayer, 6/0, 8/6; Williams and Washburn d. Mackinney 
and Watters, 6/3, 6/2; Griffin and Johnston d. LeRoy and Bull, 6/3, 7/5; Wright and 
W. F. Johnson d. Capers and Salm, 6/2, 3/6, 6/2; Little and Alexander d. Cushman 
and Pate. 6/2, 6/2; Dixon and Biddle d. Henshaw and Law, 6/1, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— 
Niles and H. C. Johnson d. Mahan and Wightman, 6/3, 6/1; Williams and Washburn 
d. Pell and Inman, 6/4, 6/3; Griffin and Johnston d. Wright an,! W. F. Johnson, 6/4, 6/3; 
Little and Alexander d. Dixon and Biddle, 6/3, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Williams 
and Washburn d. Niles and H. C. Johnson, 6/3, 6/8, 6/2, 6/2; Griffin and Johnston d. 
lilttle and Alexander, 6/2, 6/3, 7/5. FINAL ROUND— Griffin and Johnston d. Williams 
and Washburn, 6/3, 6/4, 3/6, 6/2. 



102 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Seabri^ht Invitation Tournament 

Richard Norris Williams, 2nd. as in 1914, won the Achelis Cup, a handsome 
trophy donated by the Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club to the winner 
of singles in the annual invitation tournament. Last season's tournament was 
opened on August 8, and altogether was highly successful. 

Karl H. Behr got to the final round of the singles and there met Maurice E. 
McLoughlin and defeated him in straight sets. He next challenged Williams 
and lost to him in four sets. McLoughlin and Ward Dawson, paired in the 
doubles, won rather a hollow victory from Leonard Beekman and L. E. Mahan. 

The match between Behr and McLoughlin was sensational. At first Behr 
was winning, but it seemed to be almost certain that he could not stand the 
pace, but resting between points gave him strength. He did not get any worse 
after the middle of the match, for this did not seem possible ; but at no time 
did he come anj^where near reaching a normal condition. He gave a magnifi- 
cent exhibition of high and horizontal volleying, and it was a rare thing for 
any of his volleys to come back. 

McLoughlin was but a shadow of himself. There was nothing aggressive or 
speedy about his game and his errors bulked big. There were occasional 
flashes of the old McLoughlin, of course, but they merely served to emphasize 
the temporary decline manifested in his play. The gallery scarcely knew what 
to make of it all. The idea of the mighty McLoughlin being defeated could 
scarcely be entertained, and when it became certain that such a calamity was 
impending they were stunned. 

In the challenge round Williams started slowly and rather uncertainly. But 
once he warmed to his work he had command of the situation and hit with 
great speed and accuracy. Behr was not playing as well as against McLough- 
lin the day before. Williams, however, kept the balls close to the ground and 
did not give Behr an opportunity to "whale" them. Furthermore. Williams 
almost never lobbed, and Behr was thus deprived of the opportunity to get in 
his powerful volleys of this shot. Unquestionably Behr was affected oy his 
tremendous match of Friday, and he did not have the speed of foot that he 
exhibited against McLoughlin. But when he did rush the net he was fre- 
quently passed, or, if not passed, had to meet powerful shots that were exceed- 
ingly difficult to handle effectively. He fully equaled Williams in battles at the 
net, and several times got the advantage in fast rallies. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— M. E. McLoughlin d. L. E. Mahan, 6/4, 6/1; S. H. Voshell d. D. D. 
Morgan, 6/0, 6/1; H. A. Throckmorton d. A. H. Man, 6/3, 6/1; F. C. Inman d. L. B. 
Dunham, 6/4, 6/2; C. L. Johnston d. L. DeCamp, 6/4, 6/2; Ward Dawson d. S. F. Thayer, 
Jr., 6/1, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— McLoughlin d. Voshell, 6/1, 6/2; Throckmorton d. 
Inman, 3/6, 6/2, 8/6; Pell d. C. L. Jolinston, 6/0, 6/4; Dawson d. Prentice, 6/4, 5/7, 6/3; 
K. H. Behr d. Hugh Tallant, 7/5, 6/1; Robert Le Roy d. Leonard Beekman, 10/8, 6/0. 
THIRD ROUND— N. W. Niles d. Hooker Talcott, 6/3, 6/1; McLouglilin d. Throckmor- 
ton, 6/0, 6/2, 6/0; Pell d. Dawson, 6/4, 6/1; Behr d. Lp Roy, 6/1, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL- 
ROUND— McLoughlin d. Niles, 8/6, 6/2; Behr d. Pell, 6/1, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Behr 
d. McLoughlin, 8/6, 7/5, 7/5. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— R. N. Williams, 2nd, d. Karl H. Behr, 7/5, 6/4, 3/6, 6/2. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— T. R. Pell and B. S. Prentice d. A. H. Man, Jr. and C. L. Johnston, 
.Tr.. 6/4, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— S. H. Voshell and Hugh Tallant d. F. C. Inman and 
E. P. Lamed, 6/4, 6/2; M. E. McLoughlin and Ward Dawson d. H. A. Throckmorton and 
L. B. Lindsay Dunham, 6/4, 6/1; C. F. Watson, Jr. and Sidney Thayer d. M. DeCamp 
and D. Morgan, 60, 6/2; Leonard Beekman and L. E. Mahan d. Pell and Prentice, 6/3, 
14/12. THIRD ROUND— McLoughlin and Dawson d. Watson and Thayer, 6/3, 6/3; Beek- 
man and Dawson d. Voshell and Tallant, by default. FINAL ROUND — McLoughlin and 
Dawson d. Beekman and Mahan, 6/3, 6/4, 8/6. 

Previous Winners in Achelis Cup Competition 

1903— B. C. Wright. 1904— W. A. Lamed. 1905— W. A. Lamed. 1906— F. B. Alexander. 
1907— R. D. Little. 1908— W. J. Clothier. 1909— W. J. Clothier. 1910— N. W. Niles. 
1911— M. H. Long. 1912— N. W. Niles. 1913— T. R. Pell. 1914— R. N. Williams, 2nd. 
1915— R. N. Williams. 2nd. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 108 

Southampton Invitation Tournament 

Watson M. Washburn made amends for his defeat at the hands of R. 
Lindley Murray in 1914, by capturing the stellar honors in the singles of the 
Southampton Invitation tournament, played on the courts of the Meadow 
Club, beginning August 23. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— G. W. Burgwin d. M. Pryor, 6/1, 6/1; W. Rand, 3rd, d. T. R. 
Coward, 6/0, 6/2; R. S. Stoddart d. W. Blair, 11/13, 6/2, 6/1; E. Toland, Jr., d. D. 
Roberts, 6/3, 10/8; J. G. K. Lawrence d. R. L. Oakley, 10/8, 8/6; L. E. Mahan d. F. B. 
Washburn, 6/1, 6/3; S. Kelly d. E. S. Winston, 7/5, 9/7; G. C. Caner d. P. Brinsmade, 
6/2, 5/7, 6/2; A. H. Coffey d. E. Le Roy, Jr., 6/1, 6/3; A. M. Kidder d. F. W. Pritchitt, 
6/3, 6/2; J. Geary d. W. L. Niles, 2/6, 6/4, 6/3; L. Curtis d. M. Mitchell, 6/1, 7/5; 
L. duP. Irving d. R. Emmett, 6/0, 6/2. E. H. Hooker d. H. R. Rea, Jr., 9/7, 8/6. 
SECOND ROUND— W. M. Hall d. R. H. Cole, 7/5, 6/3; A. Chalmers d. C. Steers, 
6/4, 9/11, 6/4; W. P. Snyder, Jr., d. C. A. Herter, 6/2, 11/9; K. Smith d. C. T. Miller, 
6/3, 7/5; E. H. Whitney d. F. M. Humphreys, 6/0, 6/0; G. A. L. Dionne d. S. Wain- 
Wright, 6/1, 6/3; W. M. Washburn d. C. Schermerhorn, 6/2, 6/3; Burgwin d. Rand, 
8/10, 6/0, 6/4; W. Dawson d. Stoddart, 9/7, 7/5; Toland d. Lawrence, 4/6, 6/4, 6/2; 
Mahan d. S. Mortimer, 6/4, 6/3; Caner d. Kelly, 6/3, 6/0; Coffey d. E. W. Peaslee, 14/12, 
6/2; C. J. Griffin d. J. P. Paret, 6/2, 6/2; F. W. Cole d. C. S. Garland, 6/3, 3/6, 6/2; 
T. R. Pell d. Kidder, 6/2, 6/2; L. Curtis d. Geary, 6/1, 6/1; Irving d. J. F. Hubbard, 
by default. H. Throckmorton d. Hooker. 6/0, 6/3; L. Graves d. F. M. Watrous, 6/2, 6/1; 
L. Beekman d. H. Wainwright, 6/3, 6/2; R. L. Baggs d. G. Livingston, Jr., 6/0, 6/1. 
THIRD ROUND— Hall d. Chalmers, 6/1, 6/0; Dr. Rosenbaum d. W. Cunningham, 6/a, 
6/2; Snyder d. R. N. Williams, 2nd, by default; Whitney d. Smitli, 6/2, 6/4; Washbura 
d. Dionne, 6/1, 6/3; Dawson d. Burgwin, 6/2, 6/4; Mahan d. Toland, 6/4, 6/0; Caner d. 
Coffey, 8/10, 6/0, 7/5; Griffin d. F. W. Cole, 6/4, 3/6, 7/5; Pell d. Curtis, 6/1, 6/2; Throck- 
morton d. Irving, 6/2, 6/1; Beekman d. Graves, 6/3, 6/0; W. Johnston d. F. Frelinghuy- 
sen, 6/3, 6/2; R. LeRoy d. Baggs, 6/4, 6/1; F. C. Inman d. T. C. Hunter, 6/3, 6/2; G. 
M. Church d. O. W. MacMullen, 6/1, 6/2. FOURTH ROUND— Hall d. Rosenbaum, 6/2, 
3/6, 6/1; Whitnev d. Snyder, 6/2, 6/0; Washburn d. Dawson, 6/4, 2/6, 8/6; Caner d. 
Mahan, 6/2, 7/5; Pell d. Griffin, 6/3, 9/7; Beekman d. Throckmorton. 6/4, 3/6, 8/6; John- 
ston d. LeRoy, 6/1, 6/2; Church d. Inman, 7/5, 6/3. FIFTH ROUND— Hall d. Whitney, 
6/1, 6/1; Washburn d. Caner, 6/0, 6/8, 6/2; Pell d. Beekman, 6/3, 8/6; Johnston d. 
Church, 6/3, 5/7, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Washburn d. Hall, 6/3, 6/1; Pell d. John- 
ston, 6/3, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Washburn d. Pell, 4/6, 6/3, 9/7, 6/2. 

MEN'S DOUPJ.^S. 
FIRST ROUND— Tallant and Roberts d. G. S. Trevor and H. G. Trevor, Jr., 6/0, 6/0; 
W. Compton and I. Riker d. W. Fleitman and S. Cady, 4/6, 6/3, 6/3. SECOND ROUND 
— R. H. and F. W. Cole d. Kidder and Coft'ey, 6/1, 6/3; Pell and Prentice d. Caner and 
Rand, 4/6, 8/6, 6/4; Burgwin and Rea d. Brinsmade and Herter, 6/4, 6/3; Washburn 
and Whitney d. Dilworth and Livingston, 6/2, 6/1; Frelinghuysen and Winston d. 
Emmett and Hubbard, 6/1, 6/4; Griffin and .Johnston d. C. Garland and Blair, 6/3, 6/0; 
Watrous and Wainwright d. C. Schermerhorn and Coward, 6/3, 7/5; Stoddart and Kelly 
d. Tallant and Roberts, 6/3, 6/2; Compton and Riker d. M. E. McLoughlin and T. C. 
Bundy, by default; Oakley and Smith d. E. Le Roy, Jr., and L. Burrill, 6/4, 6/0; Daw- 
son and Throckmorton d. Rosenbaum and • F. W. Paul, 6/1, 6/3; L. Irving and H. 
Auchincloss d. Mitchell and Geary, 6/0, 6/0; Mahan and Beekman d. Peaslee and F. 
Washburn, 6/3, 6/2; Mortimer and Hooker d. Wilson and Tyng, 6/0, 6/1; Church and 
Hall d. Wainwright and P. Carter, 6/4, 6/1; Snvder and Lawrence d. Cunningham and 
Miller, 6/3, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Pell and Prentice d. Cole and Cole, 6/2, 8/6; Wash- 
burn and Whitney d. Burgwin and Rea, 6/2, 6/1; Griffin and Johnston d. Frelinghuysen 
and Winston, 6/4, 6/3; Stoddart and Kelly d. Watrous and WaiuAvright, 6/2, 4/6, 6/4; 
Oakley and Smith d. Compton and Riker, 6/2, 7/5; Dawson and Throckmorton d. 
Irving and Auchincloss. 6/2, 6/2; Mahan and Beekman d. Mortimer and Hooker, 6/1. 
6/4; Church and Hall d. Snyder and Lawrence, 6/0, 6/2. FOURTH ROUND— Pell and 
Prentice d. Washburn and Whitney, 6/0, 6/2, 6/4; Griffin and Johnston d. Stoddart and 
Kelly, 6/2, 7/5; Dawson and Throckmorton d. Oakley and Smith. 6/2, 6/2; Church and 
Hall d. Mahan and Beekman, 6/3. 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Griffin and Johnston 
d. Pell and Prentice, 6/1, 6/3; Church and Hall d. Dawson and Throckmorton, 6/1, 6/2. 
FINAL ROUND— Griffin and Johnston d. Church and Hall, 6/2, 4/6, 6/4, 7/5. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Mrs. S. T. Toby and S. T. Toby d. Miss Emily Ford and H. W. 
Ford, 6/4. 8/6. 





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1, Leonard F. Beekman. .•hanipion Princeton University; 2, Edward H. Whitney, New 
York, former captain Harvard tennis team; 3, Cedric A. Major, of New York; 4, 
Bernard C. Law, Princeton University, who shines equaly well in tennis and foot ball. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNDAL. 105 

Sleepy Hollow Invitation Tournament 

By W. B. Mahony. 

The spring tournament of the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, at Scarborough- 
on-Hudson, has undoubtedly taken its place as the leading invitation event hel(J 
on clay courts, and stands in the same relative position as the tournaments at 
Newport. Seabright and Southampton for turf courts. 

Following the inauguration of the fixture in 1914, when R. Lindley Murray 
won his real introduction to Eastern notice, through defeats of such leaders as 
Alexander, Hall and B^^hr in the final day's play, it is interesting to find that 
the entries for the 1915 tournament, beginning May 17, included every member 
residing in the Metropolitan district, ranked among the "Forty Immortals" in 
this country. 

A challenge bowl, replica of a gold Greek cup, was established by the gover- 
nors of the club, this trophy to be inscribed with the name of the winner in 
singles, and to become the property of the player who won the tournament 
three times. There were thirty-two entered in the singles and sixteen pairs in 
the doubles, and hereafter the entries will be held within these limits. 

The schedule provided for a week's play, to end on Saturday, May 22. Due 
to rain, however, the finals were postponed, so that Karl Behr participated to 
the extent of an exhibition match with Touchard. Owing to the cold weather 
during the tournament the gallery was cut down, so that a request will be 
made to the National Association to set aside the week ending with Memorial 
Day as a permanent annual fixture for this event. 

T. R. Pell, after disposing of Dionne and Merrill Hall, was compelled, by an 
engagement to play at Tuxedo, to default to Touchard, and for the same reason 
Inman, after winning from C. M. Bull, Jr., and Cedric Major, defaulted to 
Alexander. Dean Mathey, after dropping the first set, at 6/4. to Harold 
Throckmorton, put the youthful expert out of the running and then took the 
measure of Le Roy. at 6/3, 6/3. Watson Washburn won from Halsey Wood 
and Alrick Man, Jr., l)ut succumbed to Alexander l)y the score of 6 4, 2/6, 6/3. 
King Smith won a close battle from Lovibond by the score of 7/5. 6/3, and 
Graves had an easy win from Thurber. at 6/0, 6/3. Alexander won rather 
easily from Voshell, at 6/2, 6/1, and then outplayed the Englishman, Andrews, 
at 6/1, 6/1. Touchard. after playing rather uncertainly agaiast Cushman, 
Tallant and Mathey, reached the top of his game in his final match with Alex- 
ander, which he won after a hard fight, with the brilliant tennis of which he 
is sometimes capable, by the score of 1/6. 6/4, 6/2. 12/10. 

The final set to determine the winner of the honor of being the first whose 
name would be inscril)ed upon the challenge bowl was fiercely fought, and 
some of the most sensational tennis ever witnessed brought enthusiastic 
applause from the gallery. Touchard. playing in deadly earnest, pulled off 
shots little short of marvelous, and landed the set. match and tournament. 

In the doubles. Le Roy and Mathey went through the field, defeating, in suc- 
cession. Bull and Thurber. Major and Man. and. after accepting a default from 
Hall and King Smith, who had previously defeated Pell and Inman, came to 
the finals with the famous players Hackett and Alexander, who had won from 
Graves and Lovibond, the schoolboy combination, Throckmorton and Dunham, 
and the indoor champions, Touchard and Washburn, all in straight sets. Before 
the largest gallery of the week, the former National doubles champions went 
to defeat before the heavy attack of Le Roy and Mathey. The latter per- 
formed brilliantly overhead and, backed by his partner's capable ground 
strokes, won the first set, at 7/5. After gaining a lead, at 4/2 and 5/4, with 
40-love, in the second set. Le Roy and Mathey gave way before the veterans, 
who won. at 8/6. The effort of the older pair', however, "proved their undoing, 
for the last set went to the more youthful combination, at love. 

The umpiring was skillfully handled by Messrs. Conlin and Cunningham, 
who acted in similar capacities" at the Nationals, held later at Forest Hills, and 
F. M. B. Fisher of Wellington. New Zealand, who was one of Anthony Wild- 
ing's closest friends. Walter B. Mahony, chairman of the tennis committee, 
acted as referee of the tournament. The "summaries : 



106 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— T. R. Pell d. G. A. L. Dionne, 6/4, 6/1; W. M. Hall d. E, W. Peas- 
lee, 6/3, 6/2: G. F. Touchard d. Cuslnnan, 6/8, 6/1, 6/2; Harold Throckmorton d. W. L. 
Pate, 6/3, 6/1; R. Le Koy d. F. T. Frelinghuysen, 6/1, 6/4; F. B. Alexander d. S. H. 
Voshell, 6/2, 6/1; Andrews d. H. A. Plnmmer, 6/3, 7/5; F. C. Inman d. C. M. Bull, Jr., 
0/6, 7/5, 4/5, defaulted; C. A. Major d. Dunham, 6/1, 6/1; W. M. Washburn d. Wood, 
7/5, 6/4; A. Man, Jr., d. E. H. Hooker, 6/1, 6/3; Graves d. Thurber, 6/0, 6/3; King Smith 
d. A. M. Lovibond, 7/5, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Pell d. Hall, 6/1, 6/3; Touchard d. H. 
Tallant, 10/8, 7/5; D. Mathey d. Throckmorton, 4/6, 6/4, 6/1; Le Roy d. Rodman. 6/1, 
6/3; Alexander d. Andrews, 6/1, 6/1; Inman d. Major, 2/6, 7/5, 6/4; Washburn d. Man, 
6/1, 6/1; Graves d. Smith, by default. THIRD ROUND— Touchard d. Pell, by default; 
Mathey d. Le Roy, G/3, 6/3; Alexander d. Inman, by default*' Washburn d. Graves, by 
default. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Touchard d. Mathey, 8/6, 6/4; Alexander d. Washburn, 
6/4, 2/6, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Touchard d. Alexander, 1/6, 6/4, 6/2, 12/10. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— R. Le Roy and D. Mathey d. C. M. Bull, Jr. and Thurber, 6/a, 9/7; 

€. A. Major and A. Man, Jr. d. H. A. Plummer and Cushraan, 6/3, 6/2; T. R. Pell and 

F. C. Inman d. F. T. Frelinghuysen and G. A. L. Dionne, 6/1, 11/9; H. H. Hackett and 

F. B. Alexander d. Graves and A. M. Lovibond, 6/4, 6/3; Throckmorton and Dunham d. 

E. H. Hooker and E. W. Peaslee, 6/4, 6/3; G. F. Touchard and W. M. Washburn d. 
Andrews and Gwynne-Evans, 7/5, 6/3; Malian and Bodman d. H. Tallant and W. L. 
Pate, 6/1, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Le Roy and Mathey d. Major and Man, 6/4, 3/6, 6/3; 
W. M. Hall and K. Smith d. Pell and Inman, 11/9, 7/5; Hackett and Alexander d. 
Throckmorton and Dunliam, 6/3, 6/2; Touchard and Washburn d. Mahan and Bodman, 
by default. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Le Roy and Mathey d. Hall and Smith, by default: 
Hackett and Alexander d. Toucliard and Washburn, 6/3, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Le Roy 
and Mathey d. Hackett and Alexander, 7/5, 6/8, 6/0. 

Borough Park Defeats Staten Island. — The Borough Park Tennis Club of Brooklyn 
played a match against Staten Island, at Livingston, Staten Island, June 21, the Bor- 
ough Park players winning five matches to three. The star of the match was S. 
Howard Voshell of the Borough Park team. 

Cotton States Championship. — Ideal weather and a large entry list favored the tour- 
nament for the Cotton States championship, held on the clay courts of the Birming- 
ham (Ala.) Country Club, July 19 to 24. For the first time Carleton Y. Smith triumphed 
in the singles event, and thus obtained permanent possession of the championshii» cujt. 
Partnered by Vernon McMillan of Atlanta, Smith won the doubles after a haril live-set 
match. The summaries: Men's singles — First round — H. P. Hanna d. Dr. Sanforl, 4 6, 
6/2, 6/1; Anglin White d. Lenox Brooks, 6/1, 6/0; L. A. Brooks d. T. Wingo, 6/1, 6/3; 

F. M. Peterson d. H. W. Comfort, 6/3, 6/3; W. S. Lampkin d. T. A. Adams, 6/2, 6/1; 
Leon Wyman d. S. Hood, 6/3, 6/3; S. Crawford d. F. Bell, 6/4, 0/6, 6/4; E. B. Alvord 
d. C. M. Ramspeck, by default; Meredyth Roberts d. T. W. Palmer, Jr., 6/1, 6/4; W. 
T. Warren d. S. Richardson, bv default: R. D. Johnston, Jr. d. B. J. Saunders, by 
default; P. Smith d. S. Foster, Jr., 6/3, 6/3: H. McEniry d. H. G. Marsh, by default; 
Vernon McMillan d. H. Dimpson, 6/2, 6/0; Rogers d. McKenzie, 6/1, 6/1; R. Malone d. 
B. S. Clay, 6/1, 3/6, 6/4; Carroll Blake d. D. S. Townsend, 6/3, 9/7; E. H. Wills d. C. 
S. Black, 6/3, 6/2. Second round— C. Y. Smith d. W. S. Salmon, by default; John 
McConnell d. Orton Blake, 6/0, 6/3; D. W. Long d. W. H. Robertson, 7/5, 7/5; G. M. 
Harris d. Hanna, 6/0, 6/3; L. A. Brooks d. White, 6/1, 6 1; Peterson d. Lampkin, 6/1, 
6/2; Crawford d. Wvman, 6/2, 6/2; Roberts d. Alvord, 6/2, 6/3; W. T. Warren d. John- 
ston, 6/1, 6/4; Smith d. McEniry, 6/3. 6/3; McMillan d. Rogers, 6/0, 6/4; Blake d. 
Malone, 2/6, 6/3, 10/8; R. L. Lange d. Wills, 6/1, 6/4; Dr. Benedict d. Oscar Wells, by 
default; Dr. Lanier d. H. Porter. 6/4, 6/1; W. V. Bartlett d. H. Smith, by flefault. 
Semi-final round— Smith d. Brooks, 6/2, 6/3, 6/2; Bartlett d. McMillan, 6/3, 6/3, 6/0. 
Final round — Smith d. Bartlett, 11/9, 6/0, 6/0. Men's doubles — First round — Brooks and 
Foster d. Houston and Cohen, 6/3, C/3, 6/3; WMngo and Malone d. Blake and Banks. 6/1, 
€/0, 6/2; Warren and Roberts d. McEniry and Brannon, 6/2, 8/6, 6/1; Harris and Lamp- 
kin d. Adams and Spencer, 6/4, 6/0, 6/1; Hanna and Sanford d. Benedict and Porter, 
6/2, 6/1, 9/7. Second round— Smith and McMillan d. Blake and Johnston, 6/3, 6/4, 6/4; 
Clay and Bailey d. Wills and Peterson, 3/6, 6/2, 6/3, 5/7, 6/1; McEniry and McConnell 
d. Brooks and Foster, 6/2, 6/1, 6/2; Warren and Roberts d. Wingo and Malone, 6/2, 6/4, 
6/4; Harris and Lampkin d. Hanna and Sanford, 6/2, 6/2, 6/4; Palmer and White d. 
Lanier and Scott, 4/6, 6/2, 6/1, 6/1; Lange and Townsend d. Bell and Smith, 6/1, 2/6, 
6/3, 8/6; Brooks and Bartlett d. Comfort and Fowlkes, 6/1, 6/3, 6/2. Semi-final round- 
Smith and McMillan d. Warren and Roberts, 8/6, 6/3, 6/3; Brooks and Bartlett d. Harris 
and Lampkin, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3. Final round — Smith and McMillan d. Brooks and Bartlett, 
2/6, 6/3, 8/6, 4/6. 6/4. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 107 

Country Club of Westchester County 
Invitation Tournament 

Karl H. Behr, without losing a set, won the singles honors in the annual 
Invitation tournament of the Country Club of Westchester County, at West- 
chester N Y , from July 14 to 18. He defeated Leonard Beekman m straight 
£ets in 'the final round. G/4. 6/3. thus fulfilling expectations. F. C. Inman and 
E P Lamed were in fine form in the doubles event, winning the final round 
from R. D. Little and Robert Le Roy. 6/4. 6/2. The winners' team work was 
•quite good, and they hit harder and with better direction than their opponents. 
The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— W. M. Hall d. F. C. Inman, by default; E. P. Larned d. A. S. Dab- 
ney, 6/2, 6/8, 6/2; T. R. Pell d. C. A. Major, 6/4, 9/7; S. H. Voshell d. A. H. Man, Jr., 
6/1, 12/10; L. Beekman d. H. H. Hackett, 6/8, 6/2, 6/3; G. C. Caner d. F. C. Baggs, 6/1, 
«/2. SECOND ROUND— H. Tallant d. S. W. Merrihew, 6/0, 6/3; William Rosenbaum d. 
€. W. MacMullen, 6/3, 8/6; K. H. Behr d. Hall, 6/4, 6/4; Pell d. Larned, 4/6. 6/4, 6/2; 
Beekman d. Voshell, 3/6 6/3, 6/4; Caner d. R. D. Little, by default; G. A. L. Dionne 
•d. Robert Le Rov, 6/3, 8/6; Harold Throckmorton d. L. E. Mahan, 5/7, 8/6, 6/4. THIRD 
ROUND— Rosenbaum d. Tallant, 6/4, 6/2; Behr d. Pell, 7/5, 6/3; Beekman d. Caner, 3/6, 
6/4, 6/2; Throckmorton d. Dionne, 6/8, 6/4, 7/5. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Behr d. Rosen- 
baum, by default: Beekman d. Throckmorton, 6/1, 4/6, 9/7. FINAL ROUND— Behr <J. 
Beekman, 6/4, 6/3. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— S. H. Voshell and F. C. Baggs d. J. S. Myrick and Howard Hildt, 
6/3, 6/1; F. C. Inman and E. P. Larned d. A. H. Man, Jr. and C. A. Major, 6/2, 6/1. 
SECOND ROUND— H. H. Hackett and W. M. Hall d. L. E. Mahan and Louis Graves, 
6/1, 6/3; R. D. Little and Robert Le Roy d. S. H. Voshell and F. C. Baggs, 6/1, 6/0; 
Inman and Larned d. I^eonard Beekman and H. Throckmorton, 7/5, 6/3; T. R. Pell and 
B. S. Prentice d. A. S. Dabney, Jr. and G. C. Caner, 7/5, 6/0. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— 
Little and Le Roy d. Hackett and Hall, 10/8, 6/3; Inman and Larned d. Pell and Pren- 
tice, 9/7, 3/6, 8/6. FINAL ROUND— Inman and Larned d. Little and Le Roy, 6/4, 6/2. 

Lawn Tennis Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania Tournament. — The tenth 
annual tournament of this association, held on the courts of the Wanango Country 
Club, Reno, Pa., August 9 to 13, lirought out some excellent tennis and was greatly 
enjoyed. The commodious new Wanango Club offered good accommodations to visitors, 
.and the four courts were in prime condition, though rain threatened from time to 
time. Wellington E. Weidler of Oil City, as expected, won tiie singles, though he 
liad to extend himself at times in the final round to defeat Wilmer I. Rehr, Jr., also 
of Oil City, who is a young player of great promise. The scores were 7/5, 8/6, 6/4. 
Paired with Dennison W. Grant of Franklin, Weidler also captured the doubles, 
•defeating W. I. Rehr, Jr., and J. W. Ray, both of Oil City, in a thriUing five-set 
match in the final round, 6/4, 10/12, 1/6, 6/4, 6/3. R. C. Thompson of Oil City won the 
•consolation singles, and Forquer and McBride of Grove City annexed the consolation 
doubles. The 1916 tournament will be held at Erie, Pa. 

New Rochelle (N. Y.) Open Tournament.— Vanderbilt B. Ward won his second leg on 
the Quaker Ridge championship cup at the annual tournament of the New Rochelle 
Tennis Club, New Rochelle, N. Y., beginning June 19. In the final round of singles, 
Ward defeated Dr. William Rosenbaum, 6/3, 6/4, 6/4. B. M. Phillips and V. B. Ward 
won the final round of doubles from A. J. Ostendorf and F. Hunter, 6/3, 6/4, 6/4, In 
the women's singles. Miss Marie Wagner turned the tables on Mrs. Barger-Wallach 
for previous reversals and won the tournament. Mrs. Wallach defeated Miss Cassel in 
the first round after a hard three-set match. 

New York Lawn Tennis Club Tournament. — Arthur M. Lovibund defeated Dr. A. 
W. Waite, in the final round, for the singles honors in the annual fall tournament 
of the New York Lawn Tennis Club. The doubles went to S. King and E. T. Brennen, 
while S. King won the handicap singles. Summaries: Men's singles — Semi-final round 
—A. M. Lovibond d. B. W. Stair, 6/0, 8/6; Dr. A. W. Waite d. S. R. McAllister 4/6, 
6/4, 6/4. Final round— Lovibond d. Dr. Waite, 6/1, 6/3, 6/8, 7/9, 6/4. Handicap singles- 
First round— S. King d. A. Her, 1/6, 6/0, 9/7. Men's doubles— S. King and E. T. 
Brennen d. W. H. Wood and W. S. Hannon, 4/6, 6/3, 9/7. 











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1. Mrs. Marshall McLean and, 2, Mrs. A. G. Miles, of New York, Metropolitan 
Women's Doubles Champions; 3, Miss Ann Sheaf e, a prominent Boston player. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Lawn Tennis in the Metropolis 



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Metropolitan Championships 

By Edmund W. Putnam. 

The annual tournament for the Metropolitan championships had, previous 
to 1915, always been held at the West Side Tennis Club. Last season, how- 
ever, the competition was shifted to the courts of the Bronxville Athletic 
Association, at Bronxville, just outside of New York. Some fear was expressed 
that this removal from the metropolitan center might seriously affect the 
number of entries, but a list of seventy-nine names in the singles and twenty 
pairs in the doubles, comprising nearly every well rated player within com- 
fortable reach of New York, completely dispelled any anxiety on this point. 




Tennis Courts of the Bronxville Athletic Association, scene of the 
Metropolitan Championships, 1915. 

f That the innovation proved in fact a most successful one, was due in large 
part to the efforts of the members of the home club, who lent every assistance 
possible to demonstrate that a small suburban club could run off this important 
tournament with an efficiency well comparable to that always displayed by 
that monarch of tennis clubs, the West Side. Two of the members in particu- 
lar were responsible for the general satisfaction which was expressed by the 
players. William Bagley, the president, devoted every day for nearly three 
weeks to a supervision of the resurfacing of the courts, that these might be 
as nearly perfect as possible, and to the arrangements necessary for the 
players' comfort and convenience. J. L. Robertson, Jr., the referee, spent 
much time beforehand and the whole of the tournament week to the organiz- 
ing and directing of a staff of umpires and officials recruited from the club 
members. This management carried through the tournament absolutely ou 
schedule time, despite two rainy afternoons. 

I Watson M. Washburn, for the second time, won the singles, and the team 
,of Harold H. Hackett and W. Merrill Hall annexed the doubles. 




1, Miss Florence Ballin, a prominent player of the West Side Tennis Club of New 
York; 2, Mrs. Barger-Wallach, who has done much for tennis in the East; 3, Mrs. 
Rawson Wood, a well-known Eastern expert. 



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The first and second round matches were, with one exception, won in 
straight sets and. for the most part, rather easily. B. M. Phillips defeated 
Ralph Baggs, 6/3, 6/4, in a match that was closer than the score shows. 
Hartman and Ostendorf indulged in a real battle in the second round, the former 
upsetting expectations and winning, 6/1, 9/7. The playing of C. E. Gleason 
•against Dr. Rosenl^aum occasioned some surprise, and drew tlie best gallery 
■of the day. Rosenbaum, after losing the first set, drew upon his greater 
court experience and won out, 5/7. 6/2, 6/3. In the Inman and Arthur Cragin 
match the latter played in good form and for a time it seemed possible that 
he would win, but Inman's vicious left-hand service was working extremely 
well, and his accuracy in killing at the net was too deadly. The Washburn 
and Dionne match was a revelation of steadiness. Dionne led in the first set, 
.'5/3, but Washburn from then on followed to the net and ran out the match 
comfortablv. 

On the following day Bassford. playing against Inman, lobbed, as usual, 
so successfully that Inman was forced to his best tennis. The latter's steadi- 
ness overhead and his sharp cross-court volleys gave him the match, 10/8, 6/4. 
In this round much interest was shown in the Beekman and Throckmorton 
set-to, the terrific speed of both youngsters contrasting with the more careful 
play of many of the older entrants. Beekman's superior control gave him his 
bracket handily at 6/2, 6/4. "Vandy" Ward and Hartman also engaged in a 
liard driving match, being interrupted by rain, with a score of one set-all. 
On the following day Ward won the third set with no great difficulty. 

The Beekman and Inman match in the fifth round was by far the most 
Interesting in the tournament and kept a large gallery in delighted suspense. 
The veteran was picked to win, but young Beekman, playing with great steadi- 
ness and, at times, with brilliancy, pulled out the first set, 8/6, after having 
seen the score posted four games to one against him. Inman seemed to tire 
in the second set and the Princeton boy took the match, 8/6, 6/1. 

Neither of the semi-finals were the exciting contests they promised to be. 
Beekman, playing IjC Roy, seemed over-anxious and showed none of the tennis 
he had displayed the previous day. The pretty shots, just dropping the ball 
over the net, and the sharp cross-courting, which had proved of such value 
against Inman, would not work. Le Roy's passing was speedy and sure, but 
It was Beekman's errors which gave the older man his final round bracket, 

The Ward and Washburn match was a real disappointment. The gallery 
looked forward to watching again the whirlwind drives of tlie youthful "south- 
paw " but, after starting wildly, Ward discarded speed entirely and tried to 
meet Washburn at the latter's old deep, placing game. Washburn won the 
first set by sound backcourt plav, but in the second, erred so frequently that 
Ward took the set. 6/2. The third set was a case of "one was scared and 
t'other dassen't," for whichever went to the net was promptly passed. Wash- 
hum was just a bit steadier and won, 7/5. 

In the final round, Washburn's steady deep driving mastered his opponent 
easily for two sets. In the third set LeRoy braced and took the lead at 4/2. 
Washburn picked up the next three games and, though LeRoy deuced the set, 
ran out at 7/5. LeRoy's unsteady service cost him many points, often at the 
critical moment. , , , „ ,, 

The doubles ran true to prophecy, Hackett and Hall coming through with 
comfortable ease. The only real struggle for them was the first set of the 
final against Lovibond and Steinkampf, and this brought out exceedingly good 
and very close tennis, the former pair just pulling out the set at 10/8. The 
losers being broken by the loss of this exhausting set were able to take but 
three games in the second set and none in the third. Summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— A. S. Cragin d. Harold Swain, 6/0, 6/2; F. C. Inman d. R. C. Black, 
«/3 6/2- A. Bassford, Jr., d. W. S. Macomber, 6/0, 6/0; B. M. Phillips d. Ralph Baggs, 
6/3 6/4- F T Frelinghuvsen d. A. S. Ingersoll, 6/4, 6/0; H. W. Balch d. S. P. Breck, 
6/4' 6/2- Louis Graves d. Charles MfMullen, 6/2, 6/0; G. A. Walker, Jr., d. H. Stevens, 
6/4* 6/3' H L. Bowman d. W. H. Bates, 6/2, 6/4; W. M. Wasliburn d. C. L. Lloyd, 6/1. 
6/1 '• G 'a L Dionne d. Wilbur Baldwin, 6/1, 6/0. SECOND ROUND— Arthur Lovibond 
d M 's Clark. 6/2, 6/1; Dr. W. Rosenbaum d. C. B. Gleason, 5/7, 6/2, 6/3; Rober| 



112 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

LeRoy d. E. F. Leo, 6/1, 6/1; A. T>. Hammett d. E. W. Putnam, 6/0, 6/1; W. C. Grant 
d. Herman Vail, 6/4, 6/1; E. Behar d. P. J). Nash, 6/3, 8/6; H. Moorhead d. J. L. 
Robertson, Jr., 6/4, 6/4; luman d. Cragin, 6/1, 7/5; Bassford d. Phillips, 10/8, 6/4; 
Frelinghuysen d. C. N. Bull, Jr., by default; Graves d. Balch, 6/3, 6/2; Walker d. T. S. 
Richardson, by default; R. E. Rogers d. Bowman, 6/2, 7/5; Washburn d. Dionne, 7/5,. 
6/3; Dr. W. S. Anderson d. A, W. Vogler, 6/0, 6/1; W. H. Wood d. James Warren^ 
6/1, 6/0; V. B. Ward d. W. R. Atkihson, 6/1, 6/0; George King d. J. G. Cannon, Jr., 
6/4, 6/2; I. F. Hartman d. A. J. Ostendorf, 6/1, 9/7: M. E. Fox d. A. L. Hawley, 6/1, 
6/1; P. F. Drake d. E. H. Hooker, 6/2, 8/6. THIRD ROUND— Lovibond d. C. C. 
Chambers, 6/2, 6/2; Rosenbaum d. Harry Steinkampf, 6/4, 6/4; LeRoy d. Allen Behr, 
6/1, 3/6, 6/2; Grant d. Hammett, 6/3, 6/2; Moorhead d. Behar, 6/4, 5/7, 6/3; Leonard 
Beekman d. Harold Throckmorton, 6/2, 6/4; Inman d. Bassford, 10/8, 6/4; Graves d. 
Frelinghuysen, 6/1, 6/2; Rogers d. Walker, 6/3, 6/4; Washburn d. Anderson, 6/1, 7/5; 
Lincoln Riemer d. C. L. Johnston, Jr., 6/4, 6/4; Wood d. Walter Pate, by default; 
W^ard d. King, 6/3, 6/2; Hartman d. E. J. Fixman, 6/2, 6/3; R. B. McClave d. Fox, 6/2, 
8/6; E. F. Tliomas, Jr., d. Drake, 6/3, 8/6. FOURTH ROUND— Lovibond d. Rosen- 
baum, 6/3, 6/3; LeRoy d. Grant, 4/6, 6/1, 6/2; Beekman d. Moorhead, 6/2, 6/2; Inman 
d. Graves, 2/6, 6/3, 6/2; Washburn d. Rogers, 7/5, 6/1; Riemer d. Wood, 6/4, 6/4; 
Ward d. Hartman, 6/2, 0/6, 6/2; McClave d. Thomas, 6/3, 8/6. FIFTH ROUND- LeRoy- 
d. Lovibond, 6/2, 6/3; Beekman d. Inman, 8/6, 6/1; Washburn d. Riemer, 6/2, 6/3; 
Ward d. McClave, 6/3, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— LeRoy d. Beekman, 6/2, 6/4; 
Washburn d, AVard, 6/1, 2/6, 7/5, FINAL ROUND— Washburn d. LeRoy, 6/1, 6/3, 7/5. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Harry Steinkampf and Arthur Lovibond d. Grinnell and Sydney 
Hensliaw, 6/1, 6/3; Britton and J. L. Robertson, Jr., d. E. H. Hooker and Moses Ely, 8/6, 
6/4; P. F. Drake and M. S. Clark d. S. Wainwright and Buffun, 6/4, 6/0; V. B. Ward 
and A. Bassford, Jr., d. R. C. Black and R. E. Rogers, 3/6, 6/0, 6/1; Dr. W'illiam 
Rosenbaum and A. S. Cragin d. C. C. Chambers and George King, 6/1, 3/6, 6/3; W. 
Grant and King Smitli d. Wilbur Baldwin and E. W. Putnam, 6/0, 6/2; H. H. Hackett 
and W. M. Hall d. James Warren and Herman Vail, 6/1, 6/1; E. J. Fixman and Allen 
Behr d. I. F. Hartman and G. S. Groesbeck, 8/6, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— L. Beekman 
and H. Throckmorton d. T. S. Richardson and J. G. Cannon, Jr., 6/0, 6 1; Steinkampf 
and Lovibond d. C. B. Gleason and A. W. Vogler, 6/0, 6/1; Drake and Clark d. Britton 
and Robertson, 6/2, 6/3; Ward and Bassford d. Rosenbaum and Cragin, 6/1, 4/6, 8/6; 
Grant and Smith d. R. B. McClave and Lincoln Riemer, 6/3, 6/3; Hackett and Hall d. 
A. H. Man, Jr., and C. A. Major, 6/2, 6/0; Fixman and Behr d. T. R. Pell and part- 
ner, by default. THIRD ROUND — Steinkampf and Lovibond d. Beekman and Throck- 
morton, 6/2, 6/1; Ward and Bassford d. Drake and Clark, 6/3, 6/2; Hackett and Hall 
d. Grant and Smith, 6/2, 6/1; Baggs and Campbell d. Fixman and Behr, 6/2, 9/7. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Steinkampf and Lovibond d. Ward and Bassford, 6/1, 2/6, 7/5; 
Hackett and Hall d. Baggs and Campbell, 6/3, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Hackett and 
Hall d. Steinkampf and Arthur Lovibond, 10/8, 6/3, 6/0. 



Metropolitan Women's Championships 

In the tournament for the Metropolitan women's championships, held at the 
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, L. I., beginning May 10. Miss Molla Bjur- 
Btedt won the singles title, succeeding Mrs. Edward Raymond, who was not 
represented in the tournament. The victory of the Norwegian girl was well 
deserved, for she defeated Mrs. A. G. Miles, Mrs. Barger Wallach and Mrs. 
Marshall McLean. 

In the final round of the doubles fine team work and unusual steadiness 
enabled Mrs. McLean and Mrs. Miles to sweep Miss Bjurstedt and Miss 
Florence Ballin from their path. 

The mixed doubles brought out a classy field, but owing to postponements, 
due to rain, the final round was not played until May 26. at the Morristown 
Field Club. Miss Bjurstedt and F. C. Inman won, after dropping the first set. 
The summaries : 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Miss Cai-ona Winn d. Mrs. Percy Wilburn, 6/4, 6/4; Misa Edna Shep- 
ard d. Miss Helen Cousins, 4/6, 6/0, 8/6; Miss Vanderhofif d. Miss H. R. Punnett, 6/0, 
6/0; Miss Hartley d. Miss Alice Kortright, 6/4, 6/2; Miss Ina A. Kissel d. Miss Florence 
Ballin, 8/6, 8/10, 6/3; Miss Anne Sheaf e d. Miss Darch, 6/1, 6/1; Miss Clare Cassel d. 
Miss Miriam Blagden, 6/3, 6/1; Mrs. A. G. Miles d. Mrs. E. S. Knapp, 6/1, 6/1; Mis* 



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Molla Bjurstedt d. Miss Lucille Weil, 6/0, 6/1; Mrs. Robert Le Roy d. Miss Margaret 
Tavlor, 6/2, 3/6. 6/1: Miss Alberta Weber d. Mrs. W. H. S. Voss, 6/2, 6/1. SECOND 
ROUND— Miss Stella Grossman d. Miss C. Mordecai, 6/3, 6/3; Mrs. R. Pope d. Miss 
Elsa Kahn, 6/2, 6/3; Mrs. B. Brig£;s d. Miss K. Force, 5/7, 6/4, 6/4; Miss Winn d. Miss 
Louise Witherbee, 4/6. 8/6. 6/2; Mrs. C. N. Beard d. Miss Helen PoUak, 4/6, 6/0, 6/4 
Mrs. Barger-Wallach d. Miss E. C. Lindley, 6/3, 6/2; Miss Vanderhoff d. Miss Shepard 
6/1. 6/4; Miss Marie Wagner d. Miss Hartley, S/6, 6/1; Miss Sheaf e d. Miss Kissel, 6/0 
2/6, 6/3; Miss Cassel d. Mrs. de Gersdorff. 6/1, 6/2; Miss Bjurstedt d. Mrs. Miles, 6/0 
6/2; Miss Hilah French d. Mrs. Le Roy, 3/6. 6/4, 6/2; Miss Maud Jaretski d. Miss Weber 
bv default; Mrs. Marshall McLean d. Mrs. J. W. Jenkins. 6/1. 6/4. THIRD ROUND— Mrs 
P'ope d. Miss Grossman, 6/0. 6/0; Miss Winn d. Mrs. Briggs. 6/4. 4/6, 8/6; Mrs. Barger 
Wallaeh d. Mrs. Beard, 6/3, 6/2; Miss Wagner d. Miss Vanderhoff, 3/6, 6/0, 6/4; Miss 
Sheaf e d. Miss Cassel, 6/3, 6/3; Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss French, 6/0, 6/0; Miss Helen 
Simpson d. Miss Jaretski, 6/3, 6/3; Mrs. McLean d. Miss Helen Bernhard, 6/3, 3/6, 6/2. 
FOURTH ROUND— Mrs. Pope d. Miss Winn, 6/1, 6/2; Mrs. Barger-Wallach d. Misa 
Wagner, 6/1, 6/1; Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss Sheafe, 6/3, 6/1; Mrs. McLean d. Miss Simp- 
«on, 6/1, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Barger-Wallach d. Mrs. Pope, 6/1, 6/2; Miss 
Bjurstedt d. Mrs. McLean, 6/1, 7/9, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt d. Mrs. 
Barger-Wallach, 7/5, 6/3. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Miss C. Sidenburg and Miss E. Kahn d. Miss K. Force and Miss 
Alice Kortright, 6/2, 6/2; Miss F. Schmitz and Mrs. B. Briggs d. Miss L. Weil and Miss 
C. Mordecai, 6/3, 5/7, 6/1; Mrs. T. Cassebeer and Mrs. C. N. Beard d. Mrs. R. Pope and 
Miss I. Kissel, 6/1, 7/5; Miss M. Bjurstedt and Miss F. Ballin d. Mrs. R. Le Roy and 
Miss G. Delia Torre, 7/5, 8/6; Miss B. Holden and Mrs. A. Humphries d. MisS Hartley 
and Mrs. T. J. Wolff, 6/2, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Miss H. Simpson and Miss E. Shep- 
ard d. Miss N, Cousins and Mrs. Rainey, 6/3, 3/6, 6/4; Miss M. P. Blagden and Miss B. 
C. Lindley d. Mrs. S. F. Weaver and Mrs. R. Wood, 6/2, 6/4; Mrs. A. G. Miles and 
Mrs. M, McLean d. Miss Sidenburg and Miss Kahn, 6/2, 7/5; Mrs. Cassebeer and Mrs. 
Beard d. Mrs. Briggs and Mrs. Schmitz, 6/2, 6/4; Miss Bjurstedt and Miss Ballin d. 
Miss Holden and Mrs. Humphries, 6/4, 6/3; Mrs. de Gersdorff and Mrs. Blanchard d. 
Mrs. W. H. Voss and Mrs. J. W. Jenkins. 6/1, 1/6, 6/4; Miss M. Wagner and Miss Cas- 
sel d. Miss Pagenstacher and Miss M. Taylor, 6/3, 6/1; Miss L. Witherbee and Miss H. 
French d. Miss C. Delafield and Miss Zignoux, 6/1, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Miss Blagden 
and Miss Lindley d. Miss Simpson and Miss Shepard, 6/2, 10/8; Mrs. Miles and Mrs. 
McLean d. Mrs. Cassebeer and Mrs. Beard, 8/6, 6/2; Miss Bjurstedt and Miss Ballin d. 
Mrs. de Gersdorff and Mrs. Blanchard, by default; Miss Wagner and Miss Cassel d. 
Miss Witherbee and Miss French, 6/4, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Miles and Mrs. 
McLean d. Miss Blagden and Miss Lindley, 6/4, 7/5; Miss Bjurstedt and Miss Ballin d. 
Miss Wagner and Miss Cassel, 3/6, 6/3, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Mrs. McLean and Mrs. 
Miles d. Mies Bjurstedt and Miss Ballin, 6/2, 6/1. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Miss Currie and Schenzel d. Miss M. Taylor and Johnson, 7/5, 8/6; 
Miss M. Bjurstedt and F. C. Inman d. Miss G. Delia Torre and Brown, 7/5, 6/2; Miss 
C. Cassel and Moore d. Mrs. T. Cassebeer and E. W. Peaslee, by default; Miss Anne 
Sheafe and H. H. Hackett d. Miss H. R. Punnett and Wilde, 6/0, 6/0; Mrs. M. McLean 
and Dean Mathey d. Mrs. R. Wood and C. M. Bull, Jr., 9/7, 12/10. SECOND ROUND— 
Mr. and Mrs. Mahan d. Mrs. E. E. Smith and C. S. Roome, by default; Miss Bjurstedt 
and Inman d. Miss Currie and Schenzel, 6/3, 6/4; Miss Sheafe and Hackett d. Miss 
Cassel and Moore, 7/5, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt and Inman d. Mr. 
and Mrs. Mahan, 6/4, 6/2; Mrs. McLean and Mathey d. Miss Sheafe and Hackett, 4/6, 
6/1, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt and Inman d. Mrs. McLean and Mathey, 3/6, 
6/4, 6/1. 

CONSOLATION SINGLES. 

FINAL ROUND— Miss Florence Ballin d. Miss Miriam Blagden, 6/3, 6/3. 



Manhattan Doubles and Open Singles 

The fifteenth annual open tournament of the New York Lawn Tennis Club 
■was held on the club courts, Columbia Oval, beginning May 22. One of the 
features of the tournament was the Manhattan Doubles championship for the 
challenge bowls, put in competition for the first time. The event was won by 
A. H. Man. Jr., and Cedric A. Major, who defeated W. Halsey Wood and Harrjj 
Steinliampf in the final round, in three straight sets. 



114 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Dr. William Rosenbaum, by reason of tiis victory over Vanderbilt Ward, put 
the scratch singles to his credit, while the handicap singles went to Dr. A, W. 
Waite. The summaries : 

MEN'S SCRATCH SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Dr. William Rosenbaum d. R. L. Von Bernuth, 6/3, 6/1; Dr. A. W. 
Waite d. A. H. Wood, 6/0, 3/6, 6/2; L. H. Croley d. H. Stenovns, 6/4, 6/1; Alfred D. 
Hammett d. A. B. Hoffman, by default; King Smith d. W. M. Fischer, by default; C. 
B. Stewart d. F. P. Adams, 6/4, 6/4; Wylie C. Grant d. T. J. McKee, 6/1, 6/2; W. 
Halsey Wood d. J. W. Fox, 6/4, 6/2; L. J. Grinnell d. G. A. Walker, 6/4, 5/7, 6/4; Paul 
L. Treauor d. A. R. Salembier, 6/2, 6/1; F. Pianisani d. Eugene Nolan, by default; 
Arthur S. Cragin d. H. Norton, 7/5, 6/2; Guy Brinkerhoff d. U. E. Ver Kerk, 6/3, 6/2; 
Dr. Wallace Krugler d. J. W. Mesereau, by default: Harry Steinkampf d. G. L. Rob- 
inson, 6/1, 6/1; E. W. Peaslee d. E. H. Henderson, 6/1, 6/3; H. W. Forster d. E. Bar- 
low, by default; A. J. Ostendorf d. George King, by default; Abraham Bassford, Jr. d. 
J. F. Katz, by default; E. Behar d. Harold Swain, 6/2, 6/2; H. W. Robinson d. Louis 
Coffin, 6/1, 7/5; Charles Chambers d. N. S. Clark, by default; C. W. McMullen d. Ralph 
Baggs, by default; Vanderbilt Ward d. G. G. Grenz, by default; A. S. Ingersoll d. C. 
L. Johnson, by default; Allen Behr d. M. E. Fox, 6/3, 6/3; Arthur M. Lovibond d. Edgar 
Leo, by default. SECOND ROUND— Ingo Hartman d. Allen Tobey, 6/1, 6/4; Dr. Rosen- 
baum d. C. P. Rice, 6/1, 6/1; Waite d. Croley, 1/6, 9/7, 8/6; Smith d. Hammett, 6/4, 6/2; 
Grant d. Stewart, 6/1, 6/2; Wood d. Grinnell, 3/6, 6/3, 7/5; Treanor d. Pianisani, 6/0, 
e/4; Cragin d. Brinkerhoff, 6/4, 4/6, 6/2; Steinkampf d. Krugler, 6/2, 6/3; Peaslee d. 
Forster, 6/1, 7/5; Bassford d. Ostendorf, 6/4, 4/6, 7/5; Robinson d. Behar, 8/6, 6/1; Cham- 
bers d. McMullen, 6/1, 6/2; Ward d. Ingersoll, 6/2, 4/6, 6/0; Lovibond d. Behr, 6/3, 6/1; 
A. M. Hyde d. G. A. L. Dionne, by default. THIRD ROUND— Rosenbaum d. Hart- 
man, 6/1, 7/5; Smith d. Waite, 6/4, 6/3; Grant d. Wood, 5/7, 7/5, 6/2; Cragin d. Treanor, 
6/4, 6/4; Peaslee d. Steinkampf, by default; Bassford d. Robinson, 4/6, 6/1, 7/5; Ward d. 
Chambers, 8/6, 6/1; Lovibond d. Hyde, 6/8, 6/3, 6/3. FOURTH ROUND— Rosenbaum d. 
Smith, 6/2, 6/1; Grant d. Cragin, 5/7, 6/2, 6/2; Bassford d. Peaslee, by default; Ward d. 
Lovibond, 6/1, 8/6. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Rosenbaum d. Grant, 6/0, 6/4; Ward d. 
BaBsford, 3/6, 8/6, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Dr. Rosenbaum d. Ward, 6/4, 6/1, 7/5. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Arthur M. Lovibond and Dr. A. W. Waite d. Ingo Hartman and 
Guy Brinkerhoff, 6/2, 6/3; W. Halsey Wood and Harry Steinkampf d. F. Pianisani and 
A. W. Levy, 6/1, 6/4; Allen Behr and Vanderbilt Ward d. N. S. Clark and T. E. Thomp- 
son, by default; A. H. Man, Jr. and Cedric A. Major d. King Smith and Arthur S, 
Cragin, 6/4, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— U. E. Ver Kerk and C. P. Rice d. M. E. Fox and 
A. B. F. Hoffman, by default; Abraham Bassford, Jr. and George King d. E. H. Hen- 
derson and J. W. Mersereau, by default; Louis Coffin and A. M. Hyde d. A. R. Salem- 
bier and C. B. Stewart, 6/2, 6/1; Wood and Steinkampf d. Lovibond and Waite, 6/2, 
6/4; Man and Major d. Behr and Ward, 6/4, 6/3; Wylie C. Grant and Dr. William Rosen- 
baum d. E. W. Peaslee and Allen Tobev, by default; S. H. Voshell and F. C. Baggs d. 
H. W. Robinson and G. L. Robinson, 7/5, 6/1; Dr. Wallace Krugler and S. B McAllis- 
ter d. A. H. Wood and J. T. VonEltz, by default. THIRD ROUND— BassforO and King 
d. Ver Kerk and Rice, 6/2, 6/0; Wood and Steinkampf d. Coffin and Hyde, 6/4, 3/6, 6/4; 
Man and Major d. Grant and Rosenbaum. 3/6, 6^S, 6/2; Voshell and Baggs d. Krugler 
and McAllister, 4/6, 6/4, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Wood and Steinkampf d. Bass- 
ford and King, 6/3, 6/1; Man and Major d. Voshell and Baggs, 6/2, 3/6, 6/3. FINAL 
ROUND— Man and Major d. Wood and Steinkampf, 6/2, 6/1, 6/3. 

HANDICAP SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Dr. A. W. Waite d. Eugene Nolan, 10/8, 7/5, 4/6, 4/6, 8/6. 



Bronx Championships 



Vanderbilt Ward opened the Metropolitan season with a clean-cut victory In 
the Bronx County championship tournament, held" by the Bedford Park Tennis 
Club, beginning May 8. The tournament attracted a large entry, and the class 
was good. 

S. H. Voshell, a previous holder of the title, was expected to make a close 
fight for the honor again, but he was defeated in surprising style by J. H. 
Steinkampf in the semi-final round. The victoi*. however, could make but little 
headway against Ward in the final round, who won in easy fashion, 6/2, 
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The final of the doubles was not decided until a month later, when W C 
Grant and B. M. Phillips defeated A. J. Ostendorf and Dr. William Rosenbauni 
in a five-set match. The summaries ; 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUNI>-F. C. Baggs d. W. M. Hall, 2/6. 6/4. 10/8; R. L. Bagga d. Roland 
Raymond, 6/2, 6/1; S. Bellows, Jr. d. F. P. Fox, 4/6, 7/5, 5/5, defaulted; C. C. Cham- 
bers d. Henry Bassford, 6/4, 5/7, 6/3; M. E. Fox, Jr. d. Frank Oliver, 6/4, 7/5; S. Clark 
d. F. P. Adams, 6/3, 6/2; C. L. Johnston, Jr. d. Frank Fall, 6/4, 6/2; Louis Graves d. 
T. F. Walsh, 6/4, 6/0; Dr. William Rosenbaum d. Dr. W. Krugrler, 6/4, 6/4; Vanderbilt 
Ward d. M. Phillips, 6/1, 7/9, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— E. M. Behar d. A. S. Hardy 9/7, 
6/2; Harold Swain d. B. J. Baldwin, 6/3, 6/2; J. H. Steinkampf d. E. H. Janes, 6/2, 6/1; 
Allen Behr d. George King, 10/8, 8/6; W. M. Fisher d. E. Barlow, 6/3, 7/5; W. Halsey 
Wood d. E. W. Peaslee. 6/1. 6/4; S. H. Voshell d. A. V. N. Hoffman, 6/0, 6/1; G. A. 
Walker, Jr. d. H. W. Hastings, 6/1, 6/0; G. A. L. Dionne d. Allen Tobey, 6/1, 6/4; 
Chambers d. Bellows, 6/2, 6/1; M. E. Fox, Jr. d. Clark, 6/4, 6/2; Graves d. Johnston. 
5/7,. 6/2, 7/5; Ward d. E. H. Pfeiffer, 6/2, 6/2; G. G. Grenz d. Paul Goold, 6/4, 6/0; A. 
Bassford, Jr. d. G. L. Robinson, 6/1, 6/3; Jones Mesereau d. F. G. Porter, 6/2, 6/0; G. 
H. Croley d. G. Hutchins, 6/3, 7/5; C. G. Shafer d. E. Fixman, 6/3. 7/5; E. Henderson 
d. Sigmund Spaeth, 6/2, 6/4; Wylie C. Grant d. Paul L. Treanor, 7/5, 6/3; E. H. Whit- 
ney d. Walter Touissaint, 6/2, 6/4; R. L. James d. F. Radel, 6/1, 6/0; King Smith d. B. 
H. Hooker, 6/0, 8/6; Ingo Hartman d. Norman Johnson, 6/3, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— 
Behar d. J. F. Katz, 6/2, 6/2; Steinkampf d. Swain, 6/3, 6/3; Behr d. W. M. Fisher, 0/6, 
7/5, 6/2; Wood d. George Pegran, 6/2, 6/1; Voshell d. Walker, 6/4, 6/4; Dionne d. F. O. 
Baggs, 6/3, 4/6, 8/6; Chambers d. M. E. Fox, Jr., 6/0, 6/1; Graves d. Rosenbaum, by 
default; Ward d. Grenz, 6/1, 6/1: Arthur Lovibond d. A. Bassford, Jr., 2/6, 6/2, 6/3; 
Croley d. Mesereau, 6/3, 6/3; Shafer d. Lincoln Reimer, 6/3, 6/4; Grant d. Henderson, 
6/3, 8/10, 6/4; Whitney d. James, 6/0, 6/4; Smith d. Ingo Hartman, 6/3, 11/9. FOURTH 
ROUND— Steinkampf d. Behar, 6/1, 6/3; Behr d. Eugene Nolan, 6/3, 6/1; Voshell d. 
Wood, 6/4, 6/2; Dionne d. Chambers, 7/5, 2/6, 6/3; Ward d. Graves, 7/5, 6/4; Lovibond d. 
Croley, 6/3, 3/6, 6/2; Grant d. Shafer, 6/4, 14/12; Smith d. Whitney, by default. FIFTH 
ROUND— Steinkampf d. Behr, 6/2, 7/5; Voshell d. Dionne, 6/2, 4/6, 6/4; Ward d. Lovi- 
bond, 6/4, 6/3; Smith d. Grant, 6/4, 14/16, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Steinkampf d. 
Voshell, 6/1, 6/1; Ward d. Smith, 6/4, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Ward d. Steinkampf, 6/2, 
6/1, 6/3. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— F., C. Baggs and S. H. Voshell d. F. P. Adams and Sigmund Spaeth, 
6/0, 8/6; J. H. Steinkampf and Ingo Hartman d. Allen Tobey and Vanderbilt Ward, 5/7, 
6/3, 6/3; King Smith and A. S. Cragin d. A. V. N. Hoffman and M. E. Fox, 6/0, 6/2; 
Lincoln Reimer and Steinacher d. Bernard Weiseltier and partner; G. L. Robinson and 
Robinson d. R. L. Baggs and Arthur Lovibond, by default; G. H. Croley and Allen 
Behr d. R. Raymond and Gillespie, 6/3, 8/6. SECOND ROUND— Oshman and Reittag d. 
Fox and A. Mandlestam, by default; Ostendorf and Dr. William Rosenbaum d. B. M. 
Behar and Blumenschein, 6/3, 6/4; Baggs and Voshell d. Clarkson and Walker, 6/3, 6/3; 
Smith and Cragin d. Steinkampf and Hartman, 6/2, 6/2; Reimer and Steinacher d. Rob- 
inson and Robinson, 6/1, 6/4; Croley and Behr d. George King and Bassford, 6/2, 6/2; 
E. W. Peaslee and F. M. Watrous d. G. B. Raymond and Frank Oliver, by default. 
THIRD ROUND— Ostendorf and Rosenbaum d. Oshman and Reittag, 6/3, 6/3; Smith and 
Cragm d. Baggs and Voshell, 3/6, 6/2, 9/7; Reimer and Steinacher d. Croley and Behr, 
6/4. 6/2; W. C. Grant and B. M. Phillips d. Peaslee and Watrous, 6/4, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND— Ostendorf and Rosenbaum d. Smith and Cragin, 6/3, 3/6, 7/5; Grant and Phil- 
lips d. Reimer and Steinacher, 9/7, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Grant and Phillips d. Osten- 
dorf and Rosenbaum, 6/3, 8/10, 1/6, 7/5, 6/1. 



Long Island Championships 

S. Howard Voshell won the Long Island championship in singles at the 
tournament held on the courts of the Kings County Tennis Club of Brooklyn. 
• "^^ !? ^°^ *^^ following days. He put Fred G. Anderson, winner of the title 
in. 1914, out of the running in the fourth round, and in the final round won 
from G. A. L. Dionne. 

The doubles were won by W. H. Wood and R. H. gs, who defeated 

Charles Chambers and Lincoln Reimer in the final rounc. diter five hard sets. 

The tournament attracted a large entry, including quite a number of players 
irom Manhattan, but the principal honors were kept at home. The summaries : 



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MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— G. Gutwillig d. L. F. Baker, 6/2, 6/3; E. C. Oelsner d. J. F. Lewis, 
6/3, 6/4; A. R. Piatt d. J. W. Mesereau, 3/6, 7/5, 6/3; Ralph Baggs d. L. P. Moore, 6/2,; 
6/1; George Stadel d. S. J. Qulnn, 4/6, 6/4, 7/5; W. A. Colwell d. C. J. Ranney, 6/2, 6/3; 
F. G. Anderson d. G. A. Copeland, 6/1, 8/6; H. Stevens d. Dr. R. N. Beach, 6/3, 6/2; C. 
Chambers d. E. M. Behar, 6/3, 6/2; R. Goldman d. Dr. W. D. Price, 6/2, 6/1; D. E. Rice 
d. R. H. Hopkins, 6/0, 6/1; F, C. Baggs d. Dr. H. K. Bell, 6/2, 6/0; B. Phillips d. K. 
M. Thompson, 6/2, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Oelsner d. Gutwillig, 6/3, 3/6, 6/3; J. Tred- 
well d. Piatt, 7/5, 9/7; Ralph Baggs d. Stadel, 6/1, 6/1; F. C. Anderson d. Colwell, 4/6, 
8/6, 8/6; E. J. Fixman d. R. H. Boggs, 6/4, 3/6, 6/4; T. J. McKee d. D. Stewart, 6/1, 
6/2; W. H. Wood d. C. G. Burrows, 6/4, 6/4; F. G. Anderson d. W. Gallon, 6/1, 6/1; G. 
I. Burr d. T. H. Ferris, 6/4, 8/6; S. H. Voshell d. Lieut. W. S. Anderson, 6/0, 6/1; Dr. 
W. H. Ross d. G. Donaldson, 6/2, 6/4; E. Caldwell d. G. B. Pegram, 7/5, 6/3; Louis 
Graves d. E. F. Thomas, Jr., 6/1, 6/1; J. W. Anderson d. Paul Goold, 6/0, 6/0; G. A. L. 
Dionne d. H. W. Lewis, 6/1, 6/0; S. S. Edmands d. G. A. Moore, 6/0, 6/2; H. J. Henry 
d. J. T. Allen, 0/6, 6/4, 8/6; R. V. Lake d. R. B. Gatcomb. 6/3, 7/5; M. Goldman d. E. 
Henderson, 6/3, 7/5; F. B. Ogilvie d. W. Young, 6/1, 6/3; Stevens d. J. B. Martin, 6/1, 
4/6, 7/5; Chambers d. Goldman, 6/0, 6/2; Rice d. J. W. Fox, by default; F. C. Baggs d. 
Harold Swain, 6/1, 6/3; Phillips d. W. G. Clinkenbrommer, by default. THIRD ROUND 
— Tredwell d. Oelsrer, 1/6, 8/6, 6/4; Ralph Baggs d. F. C. Anderson. 6/1. 6/3; A. Behr d. 
H. R. Burroughs. 6/4, 6/2; Fixman d. McKee, 6/1. 6/2; F. G. Anderson d. Wood, 6/3, 4/6, 
6/3; Voshell d. Burr, 6/2, 6/0; Ross d. A. L. Barlow, 7/5, 3/6, 6/3; W. Holt d. Caldwell, 
6/2, 5/7, 6/2; Graves d. F. Hunter, by default; J. W. Anderson d. H. Steinkampf, by 
default; Dionne d. Edmands, 6/1, 6/0; W. A. Hartye d. Henry, 6/8, 6/4. 6/4; Goldman d. 
Lake, 6/2, 6/1; Ogilvie d. Stevens, 6/1, 10/8; Chambers d. Rice. 6/1, 6/3; Phillips d. F. 
C. Baggs, 6/4, 5/1. defaulted. FOURTH ROUND— Ralph Baggs d. Tredwell, 6/4, 6/0; 
Behr d. Fixman, 7/5, 6/4; Voshell d. F. G. Anderson, 2/6, 6/3, 6/1; Holt d. Ross, 5/7, 6/4, 
7/5; Graves d. J. W. Anderson, 6/0, 6/3; Dionne d. Hartye, 6/2, 6/1; Goldman d. Ogilvie, 
6/2, 6/2; Chambers d. Phillips. 6/4, 6/2. FIFTH ROUND— Ralph Baggs d. Behr, 6/2, 6/3; 
Voshell d. Holt, 6/2, 6/2; Dionne d. Graves, 7/5, 2/6, 6/3; Goldman d. Chambers, 1/6. 9/7, 
6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Voshell d. Ralph Baggs, 6/1, 8/6; Dionne d. Goldman, 6/0, 
6/1. FINAL ROUND— Voshell d. Dionne, 6/0, 6/4, 3/6, 6/2. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— W. Halsey Wood and Ralph L. Baggs d. Charles Chambers and 
Lincoln Reimer, 3/6, 2/6, 8/6, 7/5, 8/6. 



West Side Tennis Club Championships 

"Watson M. Washburn, as in 1914, won the Class A singles championship 
of the West Side Tennis Club of New York in the annual tournament held on 
the dirt courts of the club at Forest Hills, L. I., beginning September 25. 
After defeating Alrick H. Man, Jr., and A. Sweetser in two hard fought 
matches he met Hugh Tallant in the final round. The summaries of the class 
play follow : 

CLASS A— MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Louis Graves d. C. A. Major. 7/5, 6/2; A. Sweetser d. K. G. Stern, 
6/1, 6/1; A. H. Man. Jr.. d. Ross Burchard, 6/3. 6/2. SECOND ROUND— Hugh Tallant 
d. Graves, by default; C. G. Plimpton d. J. T. Harrison. 6/1, 6/2; Sweetser d. Dr. R. C. 
Thomas, 10/8, 6/3; Watson M. Washburn d. Man, 1/6. 6/2, 8/6. SEMI-FINAL ROUND — 
Tallant d. Plimpton, 5/7, 6/3, 8/6; Washburn d. Sweetser, 9/7, 6/3. FINAL ROUND — 
Washburn d. Tallant, 7/5, 6/3, 6/3. 

CLASS B— MEN'S SINGLES. 
FOURTH ROUND— Worth d. Norman Johnson, 8/6, 7/5; Davenport d. Landers, 6/3, 
6/2; Moore d. Mellick, 6/4. 6/0; Seymour Johnson d. Sparks, 6/2, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND— Davenport d. Worth, 6/3, 6/2; Moore d. Seymour Johnson, 6/4, 3/6, 6/2. FINAL 
ROUND— Moore d. Davenport, 3/6, 7/5, 5/7, 7/5, 6/4. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— J. S. Myrick and Hildt d. Hagar and Swain, 7/5, 6/0; R. B. 
Gatcomb and Henry d. Woodbury and Worth, 6/2, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Gatcomb and 
Henry d. Myrick and Hildt, 6/2, 6/1, 4/6, 6/4, 

CLASS C— MEN'S SINGLES. 
FOURTH ROUND — Conlin d. Kenyon, 9/7, 3/6, 7/5; Milne d. Carruthers, 7/5, 7/5; 
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Milne d. Conlin, 6/4, 9/7; Guiler d. Farrington, 6/1, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— H. P. Guiler 
d. A. N. Milne, 6/0, 6/4, 6/3. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Hill and Postley d. Becker and Hildreth, 6/2, 2/6, 6/3; Guiler 
and Guiler d. Milne and Farrington, 6/3, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Guiler and Guiler d. 
Hill and Postley, 6/2, 6/0, 6/1. 



West Side Tennis Club Women's Championships 

The West Side Tennis Club's championships for women, played at the 
Forest Hills, L. I., grounds of the club in May, attracted a large field, the 
players being divided into classes according to the skill of the contestants. 
Miss Molla Bjurstedt, the distinguished Norwegian player, who became a mem- 
ber of the club since taking up her residence in New York, carried off the 
singles honors in Class A by defeating Mrs. Marshall McLean in two straight 
sets, the last one being closely fought. In the doubles, however, Miss Bjur- 
stedt, paired with Miss Florence Ballin, was defeated in an interesting three- 
set match. The summaries : 

CLASS A— WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Molla Bjurstedt d. Mrs. R. A. Pope, 6/1, 6/1; Mrs. Mar- 
shall McLean d. Miss Hilah French, 6/1, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt d. Mrs. 
McLean, 6/3, 8/6. 

CLASS B— WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Chappell d. Mrs. S. Lindsay, 6/3, 6/4; Miss Simpson 
d. Mrs. L. E. Mahan, 6/0, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Miss Simpson d. Miss Chappell, 
6/0, 6/1. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Molla Bjurstedt and Miss F. A. Ballin d. Miss E. 
White and Miss E. Gauthey, 6/4, 9/7; Mrs. Marshall McLean and Mrs. Barger-Wallach 
d, Mrs. R. Pope and Mrs. de Gersdorff, 6/2, 5/7, 6/0. FINAL ROUND— Mrs. McLean 
and Mrs. Barger-Wallach d. Miss Bjurstedt and Miss Ballin, 7/5, 3/6, 6/4. 



Mixed Doubles Tournament 

The mixed doubles tournament played in conjunction with the national 
championship at the West Side Tennis Club, brought out a notable field of 
women players, no fewer than six of the sixteen engaged having been national 
champions or ex-champions. It was arranged that the winners in the invita- 
tion singles, held on the courts of the Rockaway Hunting Club, at Cedarhurst, 
should have the first choice of the men players for the mixed event, and the 
winner of the singles, Mrs. Wightman, selected her husband as a partner, 
while Miss Bjurstedt, the runner-up, chose Irving C. Wright. Neither of these 
teams, however, reached the finals. 

Mrs. George Chapman and George M. Church were the ultimate winners of 
the tournament, and they put up a strong game. Perhaps their closest match 
was in the second round against Miss Clare Cassel and Clarence J. Grittin ; 
but in the finals the result hung on a thread until the last stroke was played. 
They met Miss Marie Wagner and W. Merrill Hall, and after winning a love 
set, lost the second almost as easily by 6/1. The deciding set was fought out 
amidst great excitement right up to the last point, but Church was every- 
where about the court, and Mrs. Chapman supported him well, camping at 
the net and volleying finely. The summaries : 

WOMEN'S INVITATION SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Miss E. Sears d. Miss M. Guthrie, by default; Miss M. Bjurstedt 
d. Miss F. Ballin, 6/1. 6/3; Miss I. Kissel d. Miss A. Sheaf e, 6/3, 8/6; Miss C. Caesell 
d. Mrs. R. LeRoy, 6/3, 9/7; Mrs. Barger-Wallach d. Miss E. Rotch, 8/6, 6/1; Miss E. 
Wildey d. Miss M. Wagner, 6/3, 8/6; Mrs. G. Chapman d. Mrs. W. H. Pouch, 6/2, 6/1; 
Mrs. G. Wightman d. Miss E. Moore, 6/2. 4/6, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt 
d. Miss Sears, 6/1, 7/5; Miss Cassel d. Miss Kissell, 6/3, 6/2; Mrs. Wallach d. Miss 
Wildey, 6/2, 6/1; Mrs. Wightman d. Mrs. Chapman, 6/2, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— 
Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss Cassel, 6/2, 6/3; Mrs. Wightman d. Mrs. Wallach, 6/0, 6/2. 
FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Wightman d. Miss Bjurstedt, 6/1, 6/4. 



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MIXED DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Mr. and Mrs. R. LeRoy d. Miss T. Kuser and W. Dawson, 7/5, 6/1; 
Miss M. Wagner and W. M. Hall d. Mrs. W. H. Pouch and L. Graves, 5/7, 6/2, 8/6; 
Miss M. Bjurstedt and I. C. Wright d. Miss A. Sheaf e and N. W, Niles, 6/3, 6/0; MisB 
I. Kissel and F. C. Inmau d. Miss E. Sears and W. M. Washburn, 6/4, 8/6; Miss E. H. 
Moore and L. E. Mahan d. Miss E. Wildey and R. D. Little, 8/10, 6/4, 6/2; Mrs. B. 
Wallach and C. Biddle d. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Wightman, 10/8, 6/3; Miss C. Cassel 
and C. J. Griffin d. Miss E. Rotch and D. Mathey, 6/2, 3/6, 6/3; Mrs. G. L. Chapman 
and G. M. Church d. Miss F. Ballin and C. M. Bull, 6/4, 7/5. SECOND ROUND— Miss 
Wagner and Hall d. Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy, 4/6, 6/4, 6/1; Miss Kissel and Inman d. Miss 
Bjurstedt and Wright, 6/4, 2/6, 6/4; Mrs. Wallach and Biddle d. Miss Moore and 
Mahan, 8/6, 7/5; Mrs. Chapman and Church d. Miss Cassel and Griffin, 9/7, 3/6, 6/3. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Wagner and Hall d. Miss Kissel and Inman, 2/6, 6/3, 6/1; 
Mrs. Chapman and Church d. Mrs. Wallach and Biddle, 6/4, 3/6, 7/5. FINAL ROUND 
—Mrs. George L. Chapman and George M. Church d. Miss Marie Wagner and W. Mer- 
rill Hall, 6/0, 1/6, 8/6, 



Pelham Country Club Women's Tournament 

Miss Molla Bjurstedt was the star of the women's invitation tournament of 
the Pelham Country Club, held on the club's courts at Pelham Manor, N. Y., 
May 19 to 22. The Norwegian girl had a powerful field of players to contend 
against. She won the singles, defeating Mrs. McLean in the final round in two 
straight sets and paired with Miss Clare Cassel took the doubles. In the 
mixed doubles, however, she and her partner were put out in the second round. 
The summaries : 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Miss Clare Cassel d. Miss E. H. Moore, by default; Mrs. Barger- 
Wallach d. Mrs. A. G. Miles, 6/1, 6/2; Mrs. Francis Bishop d. Mrs. John Hall, 6/2, 8/6; 
Miss Florence Ballin d. Miss Eleanor Coward, 6/0, 6/1; Mrs. F. Schmitz d. Mrs. B. F. 
Briggs, 3/6, 6/3, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— Mrs. Marshall McLean d. Miss Louise Wither- 
bee, 6/4, 6/0; Miss Marian Vanderhoef d. Miss Edith Handy, 7/5, 2/6, 8/6: Miss Cassel 
d. Mrs. William Lesher, 6/3, 6/2: Mrs. Wallach d. Mrs. Bishop, by default: Mrs. 
Schmitz d. Miss Ballin, 6/1, 6/2: Miss Marie Wagner d. Miss Jane Rowson, 6/4, 6/0; 
Miss Florence Sheldon d. Miss Ina Kissel. 6/3, 6/4; Miss Molla Bjurstedt d. Mrs. Row- 
son Wood, by default. THIRD ROUND— Mrs. McLean d. Miss Vanderhoef. 6/1, 6/2; 
Miss Cassel d. Mrs. Wallach, 5/7, 13/11, 6/3: Mrs. Schmitz d. Miss Wagner, by default; 
Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss Sheldon, 6/3. 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Mrs. McLean d. Misa 
Cassel, 6/3, 2/6, 6/3; Miss Bjurstedt d. Mrs. Schmitz, 6/0, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Miss 
Bjurstedt d. Mrs. McLean, 6/3, 6/3. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. McLean d. Miss Witherbee and Mr». 
Lesher, 6/4, 6/3; Miss Ballin and Mrs. Weaver d. Miss Sheldon and Miss Rowson, 6/0, 
2/6, 6/1; Mrs. Miles and Miss Wildey d. Miss Coward and Miss W^ilson, 7/5, 6/3; Mrs. 
Briggs and Mrs. Schmitz d. Miss Lindley and Miss Kissel, 5/7. 6/4. 6/3. SECOND 
ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt and Miss Cassel d. Miss Moore and Miss Wagner, 6/3, 6/4; 
Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. McLean d. Miss Ballin and Mrs. Weaver, 3/6, 9/7, 6/4; Mrs. 
Miles and Miss Wildev d. Mrs. Briggs and Mrs. Schmitz, 6/3, 6/3; Mrs. Cassebeer and 
Miss Vanderhoef d. Mrs. Pouch and Miss Handy, 7/5, 4/6, 9/7. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— 
Miss Bjurstedt and Miss Cassel d. Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. McLean, 7/5, 6/4: Mrs. 
Miles and Miss Wildey d. Mrs. Cassebeer and Miss Vanderhoef, 6/0, 7/5. FINAL 
ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt and Miss Cassel d. Mrs. Miles and Miss Wildey, 6/2, 8/10, 6/2. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Marie Wagner and A. J. Ostendorf d. Miss Clare Cassel and 
F. C. Baggs, 6/1, 6/3. 



Sullivan County (N. Y.) Championships 

W. Halsey W^ood. captain of the New York Lawn Tennis Club team, won his 
second leg on the Frederick B. Alexander challenge cup in the tournament for 
the Sullivan County championship, held on the courts of the Merriwold Tennis 
Club, Merriwold, N. Y.. during the week of August 9. Alfred Shriver, the 



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Williams College expert, won his way to the final round by an exhibition of 
sterling tennis, but in his match with W. Halsey Wood he went down to defeat 
in straight sets. , ^,. , „ , ^v. 

Wood and W. C. de Mille each have two legs on the challenge cup, and the 
meeting of this pair in 191G for permanent possession of the trophy is bound 
to furnish a rare and exciting battle. 

The final round in the doubles brought forth the finest exhibition of tennis 
ever witnessed on the Merriwold courts. F. B. Alexander and William J. 
Clarke of the West Side Tennis Club. New York, were pitted against the 
brothers Wood. W. Ilalsey and A. H. The former pair swept everything before 
them in the first two sets, but in the third the Wood brothers adopted the 
reverse formation which their older opponents had used throughout the match, 
and at a time when thev seemed doomed to defeat, by taking a series of des- 
perate chances, pulled out the set and won at 7/5. After the intermission they 
played with greater confidence and. with almost perfect team play, won the 
final two sets and championship. The heat was terrific, and the veterans tired 
perceptibly toward the close of the match. The summaries: 

MEN'S SINGLES, 
FIRST ROUND— Dr. S. F. Rovce d. Dr. F. Rome, 6/2, 7/5; Amos Graves d. John Pit- 
man 6/4 4/6, 7/5; T. C. Trask d. Donald Lamb, 6/3, 2/6, 6/2; J. Takamine. Jr. d. 
Ricardo Silvera, 6/3, 5/7, 6/4; Halsey Wood d. Paul Martin, 6/4, 9/7; Robert Halilo d. 
C A Edgeton, 6/2. 6/0; R. H. Thompson d. I. Taguchi, 6/0, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— 
Clink d. George Tamblyn. 6/3, 6/2; Royce d. Graves, 6/2, 6/0: Trask d. Takamine, 6/1, 
6/4- W H. Wood d. J. Ridell, by default; Alfred Shriver d. W. J. Clarke, 1/6, 6/4, 7/5: 
Ha'hlo d C C. Concannon, 6/1, 6/1: R. P.. Rockwood d. Thompson, 1/6, 6/2, 6/4; A. H. 
Wood d E. T. P.uckincham, 6/3, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— Cling d. Royce, 4/6, 7/5, 6/1: 
W H Wood d. Trask, 6/3, 6/0; Shriver d. Hahlo, 6/3, 6/4; A. H. Wood d. Rockwood, 
6/2 6/3 SEMI-FINAL ROUND— W. H. Wood d. Clink, 6/0, 6/4; Shriver d. A. H. Wood, 
1/6, 6/1, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— W. H. Wood d. Shriver, 6/3, 10/8, 9/7. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— RockAvood and Shriver d. Taguchi and Hahlo, 6/0. 6/3; F. B. 
Alexander and Clarke d. Trask and Thompson, 6/3 6/2. SECOND ROUND— W. H. 
Wood and A H. Wood d. Rockwood and Shriver. 6/4, 6/4: Alexander and Clarke d. 
Lamb and Takamine, 6/1, 6/3: Tamblyn and Buckingham d. Page and Keating, 8/6, 
6/1 SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Wood and Wood d. Palmer and Chamberlin, by default; 
Alexander and Clarke d. Tamblyn and Buckingham, 7/5, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— W. 
H. and A. H. Wood d. Alexander and Clarke, 4/6, 2/6, 7/5, 6/2, 6/2. 

MEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Paul Martin d. W. J. Clarke, 6/2, 6/4, 6/4, 



Allegheny Mountains Championships.— The eleventh annual tournament for the cham- 
pionship of the Allegheny Mountains, held by the Potomac Club at Cumberland. Md., 
beginning August 23, was one of the most successful in the history of the competition. 
In the men's singles, Clarence Fisher of Baltimore successfully defended his title to 
the challenge cup, thereby winning it outright. He defeated the winner of the tour- 
nament J G. Castle, 6/4, 6/3, 2/6, 7/5. A. J. Gore of Washington and Paul Treanor 
of New York defeated W. N. Page and M. P. Andrews in the final round. 6/2, 7/5, 6/4. 
Miss Marie Somerville for the second time captured the women's singles, defeating 
Mrs. William Torrington in a well played final round match. 4/6. 6/1. 6/1. Miss 
Frances Page and Mrs. Torrington won from Miss Somerville and Miss ilenderson in 
the final round of women's doubles, 6/2, 6/3. The mixed doubles went to Mrs. Torring- 
ton and A, J. Gore, who defeated Miss Page and Nelson Page in the final round, 6/4, 
1/6, 7/5. 

Berkshire County Championship.— The annual tournament for the championship of 
Berkshire Countv. held on the courts of the Pittsfield (Mass.) Country Club during the 
week of September 3, was the most successful in its history. W. S. Cushing carried 
off the honors of the tournament by winning in the singles and doubles, defeating E. 
S Chase in the final round of singles. 5/7. 6/0, 6/4, 6/2, and, with D. T. Dana as a 
partner, won from A. H. Chapin and H. Worth in the final round of doubles, 6/1. 3/6, 
7/5 6/2.' Mrs. Georsre De Gersdorff defeated Mrs. Rice in the final round of women's 
singles 6/4 6/4, and Mrs. A. H. Cliapin and Mrs. Miller defeated Mrs. Garrett and 
Mrs. Stoddard in the final round of doubles, 10/8, 6/0. The mixed doubles was taken by 
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Maine State Championships 

The tournament for the Maine championships, held hy the Swimming Club of 
Bar Harbor, August 12, produced a new champion in J. T. Bowen, Jr. It was 
a close call for the winner, for in the final round he lost the first two sets to 
A. H. McCormick. who afterward was easily defeated. Four Philadelphians 
fought it out for honors in the doubles, August 9, the result being a victory in 
a five-set match for Richard llarte and J. R. Carpenter, Jr. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Edgar Scott d. W. E. Shepherd, 6/3, 10/8; A. H. Geary d. J. J. 
Emerv, 6/4, 3/6, 6/3; S. J. Henderson d. G. L. Steward, 6/1, 6/1; R. S. Potter d. M. E. 
Scott, 6/0, 6/1; S. Welsh d. Edward Samuel, Jr., 6/4, 8/6; A. H. McCormick d. F. 
Fremont-Smith, 6/0, 6/3; R. Landreth d. E. S. Scudder, 6/4, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— 
Scott d. L. B. McCags?, Jr., 6/2, 6/3; Henderson d. Geary, 6/0, 6/2; Potter d. J. B. 
Fenno, Jr., 6/2, 6/4: Welsh d. C. S. Van Rensselaer, Jr., 6/0, 6/1; McCormick d. J. L. 
Weld, bv default; Landreth d. J. S. Rogers, 6/3, 6/2; T. E. Wendell, Jr. d. C. Blum, 
;V6, 6/0. THIRD ROUND— J. T. Bowen, Jr. d. Scott, 7/5, 3/6, 6/3; Potter d. Henderson, 
.5/13, 6/3; McCormick d. Welsh, 6/3, 8/6; Landreth d. Wendell, 6/1, 6/0. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND— Bowen d. Potter, 6/3, 6/3; McCormick d. Landreth, 6/4, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— 
Bowen d. McCormick, 2/6, 3/6, 6/1, 6/1, 6/3. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— George Brooke and Edgar Scott d. G. M. Large and V. N. Cushman, 
7/5, 8/6; Landreth and R. Curtis d. J. F. Mitchell and Samuel, 6/1, 6/2. SECOND 
ROUND— R. Harte and J. R. Carpenter d. Rogers and Brewster, 6/2, 6/3; Brooke and 
Scott d. M. Fremont-Smith and F. Fremont-Smith, 6/0, 6/2; Bowen and McCormick d. 
Landreth and Curtis, 7/5, 10/8. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Harte and Carpenter d. L. B. 
McCagg and J. J. Emery, by default; Brooke and Scott d. Bowen and McCormick, 8/6, 
6/4. FINAL ROUND— Harte and Carpenter d. Brooke and Scott, 9/7, 7/5, 6/8, 6/2. 



New Hampshire State Championships 

Before the tenth annual New Hampshire State and White Mountains cham 
pionship was decided at Crawford Notch. N. H.. August 2 and following day? 
one of the hardest struggles in the history of the competition took place. Thit, 
occurred in the challenge round of singles, when J. Wheelwright defeated 
James Newell, holder of the title, in three slashing sets, the first going to 
12/10. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— J. Wheelwright d. M. S. Johnston, 6/2, 6/0; P. C. Hart d. H. S. 
Schley, 6/0, 6/2; W. H. Abl)ott»d. J. A. Locke, 4/6, 6/4, 6/4; R. H. White d. O. T. Rus- 
sell, 6/3, 5/7, 6/1; L. H. Martin d. C. D. Taylor, 6/0, 6/3; Robert Bray d. C. M. Charest, 
6/2, 10/8; J. Seabury d. J. R. Tunis, 8/6, 1/6, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Ross Cleveland d. 
F. M. Fosdick, 6/0, 7/5; King Smith d. John Marble, 6/3, 6/3; Robert Tunis d. Wirt 
Kimball, 4/6, 6/3, 6/3; C. B. Wilbar d. H. S. Barker, 8/6, 6/4; R. M. Currier d. G. A. 
Midwood, 6/0, 9/7; Wheelwright d. R. C. Flewilling, 6/0, 6/2; Abbott d. Hart, 6/4, 6/2; 
Martin d. White, 6/2, 2/6, 6/1; Bray d. H. Wolstenliolme, 6/0, 6/0; J. W. Foster d. D. 
R. Campbell, 6/1, 6/0; D. E. Woodbridge d. Seabury, 6/4, 6/8, 6/4; M. W. Whipple d. 
Dwight Sargent, 6/3, 6/4: E. G. Campbell d. W. D. Lewthwaite, 6/1, 6/1; A. E. Kent d. 
A. R. Cox, 6/1, 6/0. THIRD ROUND— Smith d. Cleveland, 6/1, 6/1; Tunis d. Wilbar, 
6/2, 6/4; Currier d. L. Leverich, 6/2, 6/4; Wheelwright d. Abbott, 6/4, 6/3: Bray d. Mar- 
tin, 9/7, 6/2; Woodbridfre d. Foster, 4/6, 8/6, 7/5; Whipple d. Campbell, 6/2, 6/1; Kent 4. 
A. A. Leverich, 6/0, 6/0. FOURTH ROUND— Smith d. Tunis, 6/4, 6/4; Wheelwright d. 
Currier, 6/3, 6/4; Bray d. Woodbridge, 6/4, 6/0; Kent d. Whipple, 6/1, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND— Wheelwright d. Smith, 6/1, 6/4; Kent d. Bray, 6/0, 1/6, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— 
Wheelwright d. Kent, 6/4, 6/2. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Wheelwright d. Newell, 12/10, 7/5, 6/2. 



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MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Kent and Woodbrid^e d. White nad L. Leverich, 6/1, 6/3: Abbott and 
Seabury d. Cox and Wolstenhoime, 6/1, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— Wheelwright and Bray 
■d. Fosdick and Kimball, 6/2, 6/2; Newell and Wilbar d. Stickney and Johnston, 6/1, 6/1; 
Kent and Woodbridge d. Flewilling and Campbell, by default; Abbott and Seabury d. 
Sargent and Campbell, by default; Currier and Foster d. Taylor and A. A. Leverich, 
€/l, 6/0; Tunis and Tunis d. Locke and Russell, 6/4, 6/4; Smith and Martin d. Cleveland 
and Barker, 6/0, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— Wheelwright and Bray d. Newell and Wilbar, 
6/1, 3/6, 9/7; Kent and Woodbridge d. Charest and Hart, 6/0, 6/4; Currier and Foster d. 
Abbott and Seabury, 6/1, 2/6, 6/2; Smith and Martin d. Tunis and Tunis, 8/6, 3/6, 6/3. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Wheelwright and Bray d. Kent and Woodbridge, 6/3, 6/2; Smith 
and Martin d. Currier and Foster, 6/3, 3/6, 7/5. FINAL ROUND— Wheelwright and 
Bray d. Smith and Martin, 6/4, 6/2, 9/7. 



Massachusetts State Championship 

George P. Gardner, Jr., of Boston supplanted Nat W. Niles as Massachusetts 
■champion, in the annual tournament held on the courts of the Longwood 
Cricket Club, beginning June 12. Good weather prevailed throughout the com- 
petition, and the matches were run off in good order. 

The final match between Gardner and A. S. Dabney brought out some fine 
tennis. After losing two sets, the latter held on gamely through the third 
and was rewarded by finally capturing it after a deuce struggle, 9/7. When 
play was resumed for the fourth set, however, it was apparent that the effort 
in the third had exhausted Dabney, and he was never dangerous in the last 
set. which went to Gardner, 6/2. 

The challenge round was even more drawn out than the final, and it was 
anybody's victory up to the very last stroke played. Gardner won the first set. 
but Niles took the second and third after deuce had been called. W^ith two sets 
to one against him, however, the challenger ncA'er faltered, and he went into 
ttie fourth set wath as much determination as ever, finally evening up the score. 
The fifth and deciding set found both men distinctly tired and the play slowed 
up in consequence. Gardner seemed the steadier at the critical points, and 
after several exciting climaxes he took the set, 6/4, and with it the match and 
championship title. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— J. W. Foster d. W. H. Davis, 6/2, 6/2; L. T. Wallis d. D. W. Lea- 
vitt, 6/1, 1/6, 6/3; A. N. Reggio d. H. Taylor, 6/3, 7/5; H. R. Scott d. W. H. Kimball, 
•6/2, 6/1; F. J. Ross d. E. V. Page, 6/2, 7/5; R. M. Currier d. W. E. Putnam, 3/6, 6/2, 
6/1; H. H. Whitman d. L. Curtis, 2nd, 6/2, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— W. Rand d. S. L. 
Beals, 8/6, 2/6, 6/4; F. P. Magound d. Capt. Brown, 6/2, 6/3; A. W. Blackmore d. E. 
Benjamin, 6/2, 6/3; A. S. Dabney d. G. Beals, 6/1, 6/4; L. H. Martin d. E. B. Benedict, 
•6/2, 6/3; R. C. Bray d. Foster, 7/5, 6/2; Scott d. J. C. Nicholl, 6/1, 6/2; R. C. Seaver d. 
Ross, 6/2, 6/3; G. T. Putnam d. Currier, 6/2, 6/1; Whitman d. E. H. George, 6/1, 6/1; H. 
Kelleher d. D. F. Niles, 6/2, 6/3; G. P. Gardner, Jr. d. G. C. Caner. 8/6, 6/3; H. B. 
Shaw d. C. O. Wellington, 4/6, 7/5, 8/6. THIRD ROUND— Rand d. Magoun, 6/1, 6/4; 
Dabney d. Blakemore, 6/3, 6/3; Bray d. Martin, 6/2, 1/6, 6/2; Scott d. Reggio, by de- 
fault; Seaver d. Putnam, 6/4, 7/5; Wliitman d. Kelleher, 6/1, 7/5; Gardner d. J. S. 
Pfaffman, 6/1, 6/1. FOURTH ROUND— Dabney d. Rand, 6/1, 6/2; Bray d. Scott, 7/5, 
6/4; Seaver d. Whitman, 6/3, 2/6, 8/6; Gardner d. G. A. Lyon, 6/2, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND— Dabney d. Bray, 6/4, 6/2; Gardner d. Seaver, 4/6, 7/5, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— 
Gardner d. Dabney, 6/4, 6/4, 7/9, 6/2. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— G. P. Gardner, Jr. d. N. W. Niles, 6/3, 3/6, 5/7, 6/4, 6/4. 



Massachusetts State Doubles 

Irving C. Wright and H. C. Johnson, both of Boston, carried off the leading 
honors in the tournament for the Massachusetts State doubles championship, 
held at the Brae Burn Country Club, West Newton. Mass.. May 29 to 31. 

As was the case in 1914, the final round produced an exciting five-set strug- 
gle. W^right and .Johnson went through all of their earlier matches without 
the loss of a set, but in the final they met J. W. Foster and R. M. Currier, and 



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a battle royal followed, which was won by the veterans only after their 
antagonists had led them by two sets to one. 

There were fifteen teams entered and not a single default was recorded. The 
summaries ; 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— J. W. Foster and R. M. Currier d. W. M. Noble and L. Ri'^e, 6/t, 
6/0; R. C. Bray and G. F. Wal<^s d. N. W. Niles and R. C. Seaver, 6/2, 2/6, 6/2; E. 
Field and F. R. Sedgeley d. W. H. Davis and G. R. Wardner, 7/5, 6/1; J. Tunis and R. 
Tunis d. G. Livermore and J. Cummings, 2/6, 6/4, 6/0; S. L. Beals and H. H. Whitman 
d. D. P. Cummings and T. H. Baird, 6/0, 6/1; I. C. Wright and H. C. Jol^nson d. H. V. 
Greenough and C. Frothingham, 6/4, 6/2; H. S. Brett and C. O. Wellington d. W. A. 
Hopkins and T. B. Plimpton, 6/1, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Foster and Currier d. Bray 
and Wales, 6/3, 2/6, 6/3; Field and Sedgeley d. Tunis and Tunis, 4/6, 6/1, 6/4; Wright 
and JolP'sorf d. Beals and Whitman, 6/0, 6/3; H. Kelleher and J. Pfaffman d. Brett and 
Wellington, 2/6, 6/2, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Foster and Currier d. Field and Sedge- 
ley, 6/1, 6/3; Wright and Johnson d. Kelleher and Pfaffman, 6/4, 6/3. FINAL ROUND- 
Wright and Johnson d. Foster and Currier, 6/0, 7/9, 3/6, 6/3, 6/2. 



Connecticut State Championships 

The eleventh annual tournament for the Connecticut State championships, 
held on the courts of the Norfolk Country Club, Norfolk, Conn., beginning 
August 3, was the most enjoyable in the history of the competition. Cedric A. 
Major played through a good draw without the loss of a set. His opponent in 
the final was A. J. Veysey of Montreal, Can., whom he defeated in straight 
sets. Major and Ward won the doubles, defeating K. D. and T. W. Fisher, in 
the final round, 6/2, 6/3. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— T. E. Hapgood d. R. S. Vreeland, 6/2, 6/2; C. A. Major d. M. T. 
Ackerland, 6/4, 6/3; W. Rand, 3rd, d. A. H. Chapin, 6/1, 6/2; D. R. Meigs d. H. R. 
Cook, 10/8, 6/2; A. J. Veysey d. E. W. Peaslee, 6/4, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— F. M. Wat- 
rous d. H. H. McHenry, 6/2, 6/2; H. A. Plummer d. Henry Harrison, 6/2, 6/0; Eme^-son 
Bigelow d. J. B. Maben, Jr., 8/6, 9/11, 6/2; Paul Treanor d. Hapgood, 6/4, 6/3; Major d. 
Rand, 6/1, 6/2; Alexander Her d. R. H. Leighton, 8/6, 5/7, 6/3; V. C. Arguimbau d. R. 
W. Grant, 6/2, 6/1; Veysey d. Meigs, 6/4, 6/2; K. D. Fisher d. M. Porter, 6/1, 6/1; N. 
C. Stevens d. Danforth Geer, 6/0, 6/2; V. B. Ward d. C. J. Post, Jr., 6/0, 6/2; T. W. 
Fisher d. Harry Root, 6/0, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— Plummer d. Watrous, 6/2, 3/6, 6/3; F. 
Harrison d. K. Costikyan, 6/3, 6/4; Treanor d. Bigelow, 6/2, 6/3; Major d. Her, 6/4, 6/2; 
Veysey d. Arguimbau, 6/4, 5/7, 6/3; K. D. Fisher d. H. C. Haggerty, 6/0, 6/3; Stevens 
d. R. Lawson, 6/0, 6/0; Ward d. T. W. Fisher, 6/3, 6/3. FOURTH ROUND—Plummer 
d. Harrison, 6/1, 6/0; Major d. Treanor, 6/0, 6/2; Veysey d. K. D. Fisher, 3/6, «/2, 11/9; 
Ward d. Stevens, 6/4, 8/6. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Major d. Plummer, 7/5, 6/4; Veysey 
d. Ward, 21%, 6/4, 6/4. FINAL RQUND— C, A. Major d. A. J. Veysey, 6/2, 6/3, 6/3. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Haggerty and Leighton d. Cook and Grant, 6/3, 6/1; Post and Acker- 
land d. Watrous and Peaslee, 10/8, 6/3; Major and Ward d. Costikyan and Lawson, 6/0,. 
6/3; Veysey and Treanor d. Meigs and Hapgood, 6/0, 2/6, 6/2; F. Harrison and Henry 
Harrison d. Root and Sweet, 4/6, 6/2, 6/4; Low and Rand d. Bigelow and Vreeland, 6/3, 
6/1. SECOND ROUND— Geer and Her d. Haggerty and Leighton, 6/4, 4/6, 8/6; Fisher 
and Fisher d. Post and Ackerland, 1/6, 6/4, 7/5; Major and Ward d. Veysey and Treanor, 
6/3, 3/6, 6/2; Low and Rand d. Harrison and Harrison, 6/2, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— 
Fisher and Fisher d. Geer and Her, 6/1, 6/1; Major and Ward d. Lo,w and Rand, 6/3, 
6/1. FINAL ROUND— Major and Ward d. K. D. Fisher and T. W. Fisher, 6/2, 6/3. 



Rhode Island State Championships 

Russell N. Dana won the singles and Josiah Wheelwright and H. Greenough 
the doubles in the tournament for the Rhode Island State championships, held 
on the courts of the Agawam Hunt Club, Providence, during the week of 
August 9. The final round of singles brought Dana and B. C. Law together, 
but the match was disappointing. After the second set. which he won. Law 
never was in the running. On the other hand, Dana played a cool, methodical. 



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back court game, and took advantage of every error made by his opponent. 
Wlxj?elwright and Greenough clearly earned their victory in the doubles event. 
The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— W. H. Davis d. C. K. Shaw, 7/5, 6/3; Harold Swain d. G. I. Burr, 
6/2, 9/7: Josiah Wheelwright d. Henry Barton, Jr., 6/0, 6/2; H. D. Harvey d. E. F. 
Thomas, Jr., 6/4, 6/4; H. A. Mackinney d. H. W. Stiuess, 6/0, 6/4; Abbott Phillips d. 
Horace Taylor, 6/2, 5/7, 6/4; E. T. Gross d. E. M. Porter, 6/3, 6/0; H. W. Stites d. 
Claude Branch, 6/3, 2/6, 6/3; R. B. Weeden d. F. A. Otis, 6/3, 6/3; J. N. Alexander d. 
Guyton Eddy, 7/5. 7/5; J. O. Ames d. Andrew W.vlie, 6/2, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— 
Arthur Ingraham d. Ralph Thomas, 6/2, 6/4; E. V. Page d. Arthur Lord, 6/0, 6/2; John 
Thomas d. Stanley Henshaw, 6/1, 6/2; Davis d. Swain, 5/7, 6/0, 6/4; Wheelwright d. 
Harvey, 0/6, 6/4, 6/1; Mackinney d. Phillips, 6/4, 6/3; Gross d. T. A. O'Gorman, 6/1, 6/1; 
Stites d. F. A. Church, 6/2, 6/3; Weeden d. Alexander. 6/1, 2/6, 6/2; Ames d. A. W. 
Shaw, 6/0, 6/4; B. C. Law d. P. D. HoAve, 6/0, 6/2; A. L. Kelleu d. R. H. I. Goddard, 
Jr., 2/6, 6/2, 6/4; R. J. Eaton d. A. D. Champlin, 6/0, 6/0; N. M. Vose d. B. M. Smith, 
9/7, 8/6. THIRD ROUND— Dana d. Ingraham, 7/5, 6/2, 6/2; John Thomas d. Page, 6/3, 
3/6, 6/4, 5/7, 6/0; Wheelwright d. Davis, 6/1, 6/1, 6/2; Gross d. Mackinney, 5/7, 6/1, 6/4, 
5/7, 10/8; Stites d. Weeden, 6/1, 6/3, 6/2; Law d. Ames, 6/1, 6/4, 10/8; Eaton d. Kelley, 
6/4, 6/4; Vose d. H. O. Hinkel, by default. FOURTH ROUND— Dana d. John Thomas, 
6/2, 6/0, 6/3; Gross d. Wheelwright, 1/6, 6/2. 6/0, 6/4; Law d. Stites, 6/2, 6/1, 6/3; Vose 
d. Eaton, 6/3, 6/2, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Dana d. Gr.ss, 6/2, 6/0, 3/3, defaulted; 
Law d. Vose, 6/1, 6/4, 6/3. FINAL ROUND—Dana d. Law, 6/0, 1/6, 6/1, 6/2, 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— S. Beals and M. E. Johnson d. Branch and Eaton, 6/3. 6/1; Mackin- 
ney and Dana d. Vose and Stites, 6/4, 2/6, 8/6; Wheelwright and Greenough d. Gross 
and W. W. White, Jr., 6/4, 6/3; Harvey and John Thomas d. Wylie and E. F. Thomas, 
Jr.. 6/1, 6/2; Page and Weeden d. H. Owen and Stiness. 9/7, 4/6, 6/2; Ames and Ingra- 
ham d. Shaw and Buhrfein, 6/2, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Mackinney and Dana d. Beale 
and Johnson, by default; Wheelwright and Greenough d. Harvey and John Thomas, 
7/5, 6/2; Page and Weeden d. Ames and Ingraham, 6/4, 3/6, 6/3; Law and Henshaw d. 
Burr and Swain, 6/1, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Wheelwright and Greenough d. Mac- 
kinney and Dana, 6/3, 6/3, 6/2; LawOand Henshaw d. Page and Weeden, 6/1, 6/1, 6/3. 
FINAL ROUND— Wheelwright and Greenough d. Law and Henshaw, 6/2, 6/0, 6/3. 



New York State Championships 

William S. McEllroy of Pittsburgh, Pa., was the premier performer at the 
New York State championship tournament, which was held on the courts 
of the Yahnundasis Golf Club. Utica. N. Y., from July 3 to 10. He not only 
won the singles, defeating F. C. Inman in the final round, but took the 
doubles as well, with C. S. Garland, also of Pittsburgh, as a partner. 

The tournament, which was transferred from the Crescent Athletic Club 
of Brooklyn, was a complete success. The singles brought out an entry list 
of seventy players, while there were twenty-two players in the doubles. 
There were no women's events, but instead there were exhibitions given by 
Miss Molla B.iurstedt and Miss Florence Ballin. 

The out-of-town entry list included Fred. C. Inman, a former New York 
State title holder; Fred. H. Harris, a former winner of the Central New 
York title ; Irving C. W^right and A. W. Merriam of Boston ; William S. 
McEllroy, Charles S. Garland and Herbert Lytle of Pittsburgh ; Vanderbilt 
B. Ward, Dr. William Rosenbaum. Arthur Cragin and Paul Treanor of New 
York city: W. T. Tilden, Jr., H. M. Tilden and Sidney Thayer. Jr., of Phila- 
delphia ; A. J. Veysey of Montreal ; A. M. Richards, the Wesleyan crack ; 
Homer Guernsey of Poughkeepsie ; A. H. Allen of Hoosick Falls. N. Y. ; Paul 
Sheldon of Hartford : Albert T. Spaulding and Howard Bissell of Buffalo, and 
H. C. Harrison of Montclair, N. J. 

The final round of singles played July 10 was somewhat of an anti-elimax. 
McEllroy was right on edge, while Inman was feeling the effects of two hard 
matches" the day before. The younger player showed sound judgment in play- 
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this in the first set, but he found McEllroy always equal to the emergency. 
At S-all the Pittsburgher broke away and ran out the set. The next two were 
easy for him. He worked just hard enough to get the lead and keep it. His 
shots had both pace and direction and he passed Inman repeatedly as the 
latter came to the net. It was the second meeting of the two men, McEllroy 
having won at Buffalo in 1912. 

There was nothing very exciting in the early rounds of the doubles event. 
In the third round Richards and Veysey made a good fight against Inman 
and Wright, the latter pair winning in two close sets. Merriam and Sheldon 
held Ward and Rosenbaum to 5-all in the first set and then the latter pair 
drew away. The other third rouhd matches went much the same way — 
close for a set and then rather one-sided. Both the semi-final round matches 
were well contested and interesting. 

There was plenty of good and bad tennis in the final round. McEllroy and 
Garland used their heads better than their opponents and were less liable 
to be ruffled when things went wrong f^r them ; and in the pinches they stood 
the strain better than Ward and Rosenbaum. They lobbed a lot and nearly 
all of the lobs were short and could have been summarily dealt with. But 
Rosenbaum was hopelessly off in his overhead work, and this seemed to affect 
Ward also, the Pittsburgh pair winning in a five-set match. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— B. W. Clarke d. C. Millar, 6/0, 6/1; A. W. Merriam d. S. S. Curran, 
6/1, 6/3; A. H. Allen d. A. Cassells, 2/6, 6/4, 6/2; O. G. Garbe d. T. H. Merwin, 6/2, 
2/6, 6/1; Paul Sheldon d, S. Doolittle, 6/0, 6/0; G. Coventry d. A. W. Clarke, 8/6, 6/4. 
SECOND ROUND— I. C. Wright d. R. L. Whitman, 6/3, 6/3; H. Guernsey d. F. R. 
Devereux, 6/3, 6/2; N. Frost d. W. F. Halsted, 2/6, 7/5, 8/6; A. Richards d. J. H. Wain- 
wright, 6/4, 6/3; S. Thayer, Jr., d. W. Stedman, 6/0, 6/1; P. Treanor d. B. W. Clarke, 
6/4, 6/3; V. B. Ward d. Merriam, 2/6, 6/2, 6/3; Allen d. R. H. Torrey, 5/7, 6/2, 6/2; F. H, 
Harris d. Sheldon, 6/2, 9/7; W. D. Lyon d. H. C. Harrison, 6/2, 3/6, 6/1; A. J. Veysey, 
d. H. L. Lvtle, 2/6, 6/4, 6/3; L. W. Devereux d. G. Leach, 6/3, 6/2; R. Griffiths d. J. 
L. Train, 6/0, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— Wright d. E. Swanton, 7/5, 6/1; Guernsey d. H. 
E. Pike, bv default; Dr. Rosenbaum d. C. Garland, 6/3, 6/1; W. McEllroy d. Frost, 
6/1, 6/1; Richards d. S. Thayer, Jr., 3/6, 6/4, 7/5; Treanor d. J. Headley, 6/3, 6/2; Ward 
d. Allen, 6/4, 7/5; Harris d. Garbe, 6/0, 6/1; A. Cragin d. Lyon, 6/0, 6/2; Veysey d. H. 
Tilden, 6/3, 6/1; W. T. Tilden, Jr., d. J. Cummings, 6/2, 6/0; L. W. Devereux d. E. F. 
Torrey, 6/1, 6/4; F. C. Inman d. Griffiths, 7/5, 6/0. FOURTH ROUND— Wright d. 
Guernsey, 6/4, 9/7; Rosenbaum d. C. S. Garland, 8/6, 2/6, 6/4; McEllroy d. Richards, 
0/2, 3/6, 6/4; Ward d. Treanor, 5/7, 7/5, 6/1; Harris d. G. Coventry, 6/0, 6/1; Veysey d. 
Cragin, 7/5, 6/2; W. T. Tilden, Jr., d. J. C. Devereux, 6/4, 6/1; Inman d. L. W. 
Devereux, 6/2, 6/4. FIFTH ROUND— Rosenbaum d., Guernsey, 7/5, 3/6, 6/4; McEllroy d. 
Ward, 2/6, 6/3, 9/7; Harris d. Veysey, 6/3, 6/1; Inman d. W. T. Tilden, Jr., 6/2, 6/4. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— McEllroy d. Rosenbaum, 6/2, 6/3, 6/2; Inman d. Harris, 2/9, 
11/9, 9/7, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— McEllroy d. Inman, 7/5, 6/2, 6/3. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Griffiths and Swanton d. Clarke and Campbell, 6/2, 6/1; Merriam 
and Sheldon d. Lvtle and C. Garland, 6/3, 6/3; Bissell and Spaulding d. Stedman and 
Middleton, 6/2, 6/3; Tilden and Tilden d. R. H. Torrey and Train, 6/4, 6/2; Wainwright 
and Harrison d. Frost and Garbe, 6/2, 1/6, 7/5; Cummings and Cummings d. Headley 
and Headlev, 6/2, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— Inman and Wright d. L. Devereux and 
E. F. Torrey, 6/1, 6/2; Ward and Rosenbaum d. Griffiths and Swanton, 7/5, 6/1; Mer- 
riam and Sheldon d. Bissell and Spaulding, 2/6, 8/6, 6/4; Tilden and Tilden d. Wain- 
wright and Harrison, 6/4, 6/2; Cragin and Thayer d. Cummings and Cummings, 6/2, 6/2; 
Allen and Treanor d. Kernan and Lyons, 7/5, 2/6, 7/5. THIRD ROUND— Inman and 
Wright d. Richards and Veysey, 7/5, 6/4; Ward and Rosenbaum d. Merriam and Sheldon, 
7/5, 6/3; Cragin and Thayer d. Tilden and Tilden, 7/5, 6/2; McEllroy and C. S. Garland 
d. Allen and Treanor, 7/5, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Ward and Rosenbaum d. Inman 
and Wright, 8/6, 6/2, 4/6, 6/2; McEllroy and C. S. Garland d. Cragin and Thayer, 7/5, 
7/5, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— McEllroy and Garland d. Ward and Dr. Rosenbaum, 6/4, 
5/7, 6/3, 3/6, 6/3. 

MEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— H. Lytle d. J. L. Train, 7/5, 6/1; C. S. Garland d, C. Garland, 
by default. FINAL ROUND— C. S. Garland d. Lytle, 6/1, 8/6. 



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New Jersey State Championships 

The annual tournament for the New Jersey State championships, held on the 
courts of the Montclair Athletic Club, beginning June 7. attracted an entry 
list of seventy players in the singles and sixteen pairs in the doubles, and alto- 
gether the tournament was a success. G. F. Touchard came out with flying 
colors in the singles, defeating Cedric Major in the final round with the loss 
of one set. W. C. Grant and Arthur Lovibond won the doubles after a good 
five-set match with Hall and Smith in the final. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— H. Norton d. H. P. Smith, 6/4, 8/6; C. S. Brown d. H. Swain, 1/6, 
9/7, 7/5; King Smith d. H. Hayden, 6/1, 6/3; C. L. Johnston, Jr. d. H. Heweston. 7/5, 
6/3. SECOND ROUND— J. Z. Batten d. Thomas Randall, 6/3, 6/3; W. B. Spencer d. E. 
T. Appleby, 6/0, 6/0; C. G. Plimpton d. F, B. Hague, 1/6, 6/4, 6/1; Henry Harrison d. 
Harrv Hague, 14/12, 6/2; Louis Graves d. John McKay, 6/0, 6/3; B. M. Phillips d. John 
Reynolds, 6/2, 7/5; C. A. Major d. Marshall Peabody, 6/3, 6/3; Frank Kldde d. J. F. 
Traver, 6/0, 6/2; Chaplin Marcus d. J. F. Katz, 6/0, 6/1; Harold Throckmorton d. S. W. 
Merrlhew, 6/2, 6/2; S. H. Manchee d. H. K. Sturdy, Jr., 6/3, 6/3; W. M. Hall d. F. 
Radel, 6/0, 6/2; Norton d. C. S. Brown, by default; Johnston d. K. Smith, 9/7, 6/3; A. 
H. Man, Jr. d. E. F. Thomas, Jr., 6/2, 6/4; Arthur Lovibond d. E. H. Pendergast, 6/3, 
6/1; C. M. Bull, Jr. d. Cranston Maloney, 6/0, 6/1; W. C. Grant d. Clarence Brown, 6/4, 
3/6, 7/5; H. W. Robinson d. C. F. Watson, Jr., 6/3, 1/6, 6/2; Donaldson Moorhead d. 
Ralph Thompson, 6/1, 6/2; N. C. Stevens d. H. McK. Glazebrook, 6/3, 7/5; O. H. Hlnck 
d. T. B. Dorman, 6/2, 6/2; Paul Brismaid d. R. G. Peardon, 6/2, 6/4. THIRD ROUND— 
Batten d. Dean Farnsworth, 6/0, 6/3; Plimpton d. Spencer, 6/2, 6/0; Graves d. Harrison, 
6/0, 6/0; Phillips d. Dr. A. W. Walte, 6/4, 3/6, 8/6; Major d. Kldde, 7/5, 6/4; Marcus d. 
C. Warner, 6/2, 6/4; Throckmorton d. Manchee, 6/2, 3/6, 6/1; Hall d. Norton, 6/2, 6/1; 
Johnston d. Man, 6/2, 3/6, 6/1; Lovibond d. S. H. Voshell, by default; Bull d. H. Flem- 
ing, 6/0, 6/0; Grant d. Robinson, 6/3, 6/2; L. B. Cooper d. G. D. Bodman, 6/4, 6/3; Ste- 
vens d. Moorhead, 6/3, 6/4; Hlnck d. Brinsmald, 6/8, 6/2, 6/3. FOURTH ROUND— 
Plimpton d. Batten, 6/1, 6/3; Graves d. Phillips, 6/2, 6/4; Major d. Marcus, 7/9, 6/0, 6/4; 
Hall d. Throckmorton, 6/4, 6/2; G. F. Touchard d. Johnston, 6/2, 6/3; Lovibond d. Bull, 
6/4, 10/8; Grant d. Cooper, 5/7, 6/0, 6/4; Stevens d. Hinck, 6/4, 4/6, 7/5. FIFTH ROUND 
—Graves d. Plimpton, 6/0, 4/6, 6/2; Major d. Hall, 6/4, 6/4; Touchard d. Lovibond, 6/4, 
8/6; Stevens d. Grant, 6/3, 5/7, 6/0. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Major d. Graves, 6/1, 6/2; 
Touchard d. Stevens, 6/3, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Touchard d. Major, 6/3, 6/2, 2/6, 6/3. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— John Reynolds and S. P. Henshaw d. S. H, Manchee and C. Warner, 
7/5, 7/5; 0. H. Hinck and Frank Kldde d. Cranston Maloney and H. Fleming, 6/0, 6/1; 
J. Z. Batten and C. Marcus d. H. Norton and E. Dillon, 6/4, 4/6, 6/3; H. McK. Glaze- 
brook and Little d. L. Mattocks and P. D. Bodman, 6/3, 6/4; Harold Throckmorton and 
Lindsay Dunham d. T. Dorman and F. B. Hague, 6/3, 6/3; L. B. Cooper and L. Van 
Deventer d. R. Salisbury and H. Swain, 6/3, 6/0. SECOND ROUND— C. M. Bull, Jr. 
and C. F. Watson, Jr. d. W. B. Spencer and Dean Farnsworth, 6/4, 6/1; W. C. Grant 
and Arthur Lovibond d. B. M. Phillips and Dr. A. H. Walte, 6/0, 6/4; Hinck and Kldde 
d. Reynolds and Henshaw, 3/6, 6/2, 6/4; Glazebrook and Little d. Batten and Marcus, 
by default; C. A. Major and A. H. Man, .Ir. d. Throckmorton and Dunham, 6/1, 6/3; 
Cooper and Van Deventer d. W. M. Hall and partner, by default; E. H. Whitney and 
E. H. Pendergast d. J. M. Merrill and B. F, Carter, 6/3, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— Grant 
and Lovibond d. Bull and Watson, 1/6, 6/0, 6/2; Glazebrook and Little d. Hinck and 
Kidde. by default; Major and Man d. Cooper and Van Deventer, by default; Hall and 
Smith d. Whitney and Pendergast, 6/4, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Grant and Lovi- 
bond d. Glazebrook and Little, 6/4, 6/2; Hall and Smith d. Major and Man, 6/3, 4/6, 8/6. 
FINAL ROUND— Grant and Lovibond d. Hall and Smith, 6/3, 4/6, 6/1, 4/6, 7/5. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND— Mrs. S. F. Weaver and C. M. Bull, Jr. d. Miss P. Sheldon and F. B. 
Hague, 6/2, 7/5. 

MEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— T. B. Dorman d. J. G. McKay, 6/2, 6/4, 3/6, 6/3. 



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New Jersey Women's State Championships 

The tournament for the New Jersey State championships for women, lield on 
the courts of the Morristown Field Club during the week of September 13, 
resulted in the success of Mrs. Marshall McLean in the singles and Mrs. G. L. 
Chapman and Mrs. McLean in the doubles. In the final round of singles. Mrs. 
McLean again asserted her supremacy over Miss Wagner, winning in straight 
sets. The summaries : 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Mrs. R. A. Pope d. Miss Florence Stanton, 8/6, 7/5; Mrs. Marshall 
McLean d. '^Mrs. C. F. Park, Jr., 6/0, 6/0; Miss Ina A. Kissell d. Mrs. J. C. Eckerson, 
6/4, 2/6, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Miss A. P. Morrison d. Mrs. Harold Bradley, 6/4, 4/6, 
6/4; Mrs. Van Winkle d. Miss Forbes, 6/2, 6/2; Miss E. C. Lindley d. Miss Clare Cassel, 
6/1, 3/6, 7/5; Miss Marion Vanderlioef d. Mrs. Rawson Wood, 6/1, 11/9; Mrs. McLean d. 
Mrs. Pope, 6/1, 6/1; Miss Kissel d. Miss M. Tanssig, 6/4, 6/3; Miss Helene Pollak d. 
Miss Margaret Taylor, 6/1, 7/5; Mrs. E. C. Bunce d. Mrs. Robert Le Roy, 4/6, 6/3, 6/2. 
THIRD ROUND— Miss Florence Ballin d. Miss Morrison, 6/1, 6/0; Miss Lindley d. Mrs. 
V'an Winkle, 6/2, 6/2; Miss Vanderhoef d. Mrs. Theodore Cassebeer, 6/3, 7/5; Mrs. 
McLean d. Miss J. M. Rowson, 6/3, 6/0; Miss Kissel d. Mrs. L. Z. Murray, 6/1, 6/0; 
Miss A. S. Carrington d. Miss Pollak, 6/4, 7/5; Miss Marie Wagner d. Miss M. Lexow, 
€/0, 6/1; Miss Bunce d. Mrs. A. G. Mills, 6/1, 6/4. FOURTH ROUND— Miss Ballin d. 
Miss Lindley, by default; Mrs. McLean d. Miss Vanderhoef, 6/0, 6/4; Miss Kissel d. 
Miss Carrington, 4/6, 6/4, 6/4; Miss Wagner d. Miss Bunce, 6/2, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND— Mrs. McLean d. Miss Ballin, 6/0, 2/6, 6/0; Miss Wagner d. Miss Kissel, 6/2, 
€/0. FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Marshall McLean d. Miss Marie Wagner, 6/1, 6/2. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND — Miss N. Browning and Miss Chapman d. Mrs. Pope and Miss Ballin, 
5/7, 6/3, 6/4; Miss Handy and Mrs. Pouch d. Mrs. Dickinson and Mrs. Morris, 6/0, 7/5; 
Mrs. Le Roy and Mrs. Wood d. Miss Morrison and Mrs. Van Winkle, 6/1, 6/4. SECOND 
ROUND — Miss K. Browning and Mrs. Green d. Miss Sheldon and Mrs. Bradley, 6/1, 6/4; 
Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. McLean d. Miss Stanton and Miss Tanssig, 6/2, 7/5; Miss N. 
Browning and Miss Chapman d. Mrs. Murray and Mrs. Wagner, 6/1, 6/1; Miss Handy 
and Mrs. Pouch d. Mrs. Le Roy and Mrs. Wood, 6/2, 7/5; Miss Cassel and Miss Wagner 
d. Miss Taylor and Miss Forbes, 6/2, 6/2; Miss Carrington and Miss Bunce d. Miss 
Lindley and Mrs. Weeks, 6/1, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. McLean 
d. Miss K. Browning and Mrs. Green, 7/5, 4/6, 6/2; Miss N. Browning and Miss Chap- 
man d. Mrs. Miles and Miss Kissel, by default; Miss Handy and Mrs. Pouch d. Miss 
Rowson and Miss Goodbody, by default: Miss Cassel and Miss Wagner d. Miss Carring- 
ton and Miss Bunce, 6/2, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. McLean 
d. Miss N. Browning and Miss Chapman, 6/2, 5/7, 6/2; Miss Handy and Mrs. Pouch d. 
Miss Cassel and Miss Wagner, 6/1, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Mrs. G. L. Chapman and Mrs. 
Marshall McLean d. Miss E. B. Handy and Mrs. W. H. Pouch, 5/7, 6/2, 6/3. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND — Miss Marie Wagner and Miss A. M. Kidder d. Miss K. Browning 
and Thurker, 6/3, 2/6, 6/3. 

CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Clare Cassel d. Miss Jane Rowson, 6/3, 6/1. 



Pennsylvania State Championships 

In the tournament for the Pennsylvania State championships, held on the 
courts of the Merion Cricket Club at Haverford, Pa., during the week of June 
14, Joseph J. Armstrong won the honors in the singles, and Wallace F. John- 
son and A. D. Thayer in the doubles. In the absence of R. N. Williams, 2nd, 
the 1914 champion, there was no challenge round, and the title went to Arm- 
strong by default. 

In the final round of the singles, Armstrong defeated Johnson in a stub- 
bornly contested four-set match. The victor played consistently to Johnson's 
backhand, with the result that the latter ran around everything'^he could. But 
it was Armstrong's volleying, coupled with Johnson's erratic overhead play, 
that won the battle for Armstrong. 

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in the final round of the doubles, but the veterans put up a great fight and 
pressed the title holders more closely than any pair they ted met on their way 
to the championship. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— J. J. Armstrong d. N. W. Swayne, 6/3, 6/4; F. M. B. Fisher d. B. 
W. Johnson, 8/6, 7/5; T. M. Jackson d. M. R. Marston, 6/1, 6/4; O. D. Johnston d. B. B. 
Kraft, 6/4, 2/6, 6/3; E. D. Toland d. R. C. Neff, 6/2, 6/1; J. R. Carpenter, Jr. d. H. W. 
Marston, Jr., 6/2, 6/0; T. W. Smith d. R. M. Kempton, 6/1, 6/0; K. C. Kennedy d. L. 
B. Edwards, 6/4, 3/6, 6/2; A. D. Thayer d. H. B. Endicott, 7/5, 6/2; A. Q. Kolff d. I. 
Starr, Jr., 7/5, 6/4; L. C. Wister d. W. P. Rowland, 6/2, 10/8; T. C. Leonards d. J. H. 
Keefe, 6/2, 6/3; W. T. Tilden, Jr. d. F. H. Gibbs, 6/1, 6/2; J. R. Ro«dand d. F. M. 
Brooke, 6/1, 6/0; H. R. Neilson d. V. M. Gallardo, 9/7, 9/7; J. C. Bell, Jr. d. George 
Hofstetter, Jr., 6/2, 6/0; J. S. Disston, Jr. d. Randolph Faries, 6/2, 6/3 v R. C. Mason d. 
F. R. Hertford, 4/6, 7/5, 8/6; J. K. Willing d. P. A. Casey, 7/5, 6/4; W. F. Johnson d. 
Edmund Thayer, 6/1, 6/2; Sydney Thayer, Jr. d. E. B. Mosier, 2/6, 6/1, 6/3; W. F. Har- 
rity, Jr. d. R. R. Townsend, 6/2, 6/4; W. D. Stroud d. W. H. T. Huhn, Jr., 6/1, 6/2; S. 
W. Pearson d. E. F. R. Wood, 6/1, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Armstrong d. E. W. French, 
6/0, 6/2; Fisher d. Jackson, 6/1, 6/1; Toland d. Johnston, 6/4, 6/2; Carpenter d. Smith, 
6/3, 6/3; Craig Biddle d. D. E. Woodbridge, 6/1, 6/2; Roland Evans, J.r. d. Kennedy, 6/4, 
6/2; A. D. Thayer d. Kolff, 6/2, 6/1; Wister d. Leonards, 3/6, 6/3, 7/5; Tilden d. Row- 
land, 6/3, 6/4; P. W. Gibbons d. Neilson, 6/3, 8/6; Disston d. Bell, 6/4, 6/4; M-ason d. W. 
R. Harper, by default; W. F. Johnson d. Willing, 6/1, 6/2; Sydney Thayer, Jr. d. Har- 
rity, 6/1, 6/3; Pearson d. Stroud, 6/3, 6/1; C. S. Rogers d. H. E. Heine, 674, 6/0. THIRD 
ROUND— Armstrong d. Fisher, 6/3, 6/0; Carpenter d. Toland, 6/3, 6/2; Biddle d. Evans, 
6/1, 6/0; A. D. Thayer d. Wister, 8/6, 6/2; Tilden d. Gibbons, 6/3, 6/0; Disston d. Mason, 
6/3, 5/7, 6/2; W. F. Johnson d. Sydney Thayer, Jr., 6/2, 6/1; Pearson d. Rogers, 6/2, 6/4. 
FOURTH ROUND— Armstrong d. Carpenter, 6/2, 2/6, 6/2; Biddle d. A. D. Thayer, 4/6, 
6/4, 6/2; Tilden d. Disston, 6/2, 6/2; W. F. Johnson d. Pearson, 6/2, 5/7, 6/4. SEMI- 
FINAL ROUND— Armstrong d. Biddle, 6/3, 6/3; W. F. Johnson d. Tilden, 7/5, 8/6. 
FINAL ROUND— Armstrong d. Johnson, 7/5, 8/10, 6/2, 6/4. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— J. J. Armstrong d. R. N. Williams, 2d, by default. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— B. R. and R. W. Kraft d. D. E. Bright and Harrison, 7/5, 6/4; W. 
F. Johnson and A. D. Thayer d. W. T. Tilden, Jr., and H. M. Tilden, 6/3, 6/3; W. H. 
Trotter and W. H. Wear d. W. P. Rowland and O. D. Johnson, 6/0, 6/2; R. J. Crozier 
and W. T. Huhn d. W. D. Stroud and J. Magoun, 6/2, 14/12; J. J. Armstrong and R. 
Evans, Jr. d. D. E. Woodbridge and I. Starr, Jr., 8/6, 6/1; Joseph Thayer and E. D. 
Toland d. J. S. Disston, Jr. and H. R, Neilson, 6/2, 6/4; J. K. Willing and W. S. Thom- 
son d. W. F. Harritv, Jr. and H. E. Heine, 6/4, 6/1; E. Thayer and Dr. E. B. Krumb- 
haar d. R. M. Kempton and D. C. Murray, 6/1, 6/2; K. B. Crawford and H. B. Endicott 
d. R. C. Mason and F. M. Brooke, 6/4, 6/3; L, C. Wister and S. W. Pearson d. S. H. 
Collon and F. M. B. Fisher, 7/5, 1/6, 6/1; Craig Biddle and F. E. Dixon d. W. M. Swartz 
and C. S. Rogers, 6/4, 6/3; J. C. Bell, Jr. and J. R. Rowland d. T. M. Jackson and E. 
B. Mosier, 6/2, 7/5; E. B. Dewhurst and J. R. Carpenter, Jr. d. A. Q. Kolff and E. W. 
Johnson, 6/0, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— W. F. Johnson and A. D. Thayer d. Kraft and 
Kraft, 6/2, 6/1; Trotter and Wear d. L. B. Edwards and C. B. Jennings, 6/3, 2/6, 6/3; 
Crozier and Huhn d. Sydney Thayer, Jr. and K. C. Kennedy, 4/6, 7/5, 8/6; Armstrong 
and Evans d. R. R. Townsend and S. Townsend, 6/0, 6/1; Joseph Thayer and Toland d. 
Willing and Thomson, 2/6, 6/4, 6/2; E. Thayer and Krumbhaar d. Crawford and Endi- 
cott, 6/2, 7/5; Wister and Pearson d. Biddle and Dixon, 6/4, 6/1; Dewhurst and Carpen- 
ter d. Bell and Rowland, 6/4, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— W. F. Johnson and A. D. Thayer 
d. Trotter and Wear, 6/2, 6/3; Armstrong and Evans d, Crozier and Huhn, 6/4, 7/5; 
Joseph Thayer and Toland d. E. Thayer and Krumbhaar, 8/6, 9/7; Dewhurst and Carpen- 
ter d. Wister and Pearson, 6/4, 9/7. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— W. F, Johnson and A. D. 
Thayer d. Armstrong and Evans, 6/4, 6/1; Dewhurst and Carpenter d. Joseph Thayer 
and Toland, 6/4, 4/6, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Johnson and Thayer d. Dewhurst and Car- 
penter, Jr., 6/4, 7/5, 6/3. 



Delaware State Championships 

The annual tournament for the Delaware State championship resulted 
in George M. Church securing permanent possession of the challenge trophy, 
which he won three successive times. He stood out and defeated Joseph J. 
Armstrong in four sets. In the doubles, the champions, Wallace F. Johnson 



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and Armstrong, repelled the attack of the tournament winners, T. R. Pell and 
B. S. Prentice, defeating them without the loss of a set. 

The tournament, which was the tenth of the series, began June 21. on the 
courts of the Wilmington Country Club, and the list of sixty-four entries was 
the largest in its history. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— T. R. Pell d. H. W. Wier, 6/0, 6/1; F. W. Paul d. J. L. Chadbourne, 
S/3, 3/6, 7/5; N. W. Swayne d. F. W. Bradway, 6/0, 6/0; Edmund Thayer d. Paul J. 
Nowland, 6/0, 6/2; Stanley Pearson d. Edmund B. Coy, 6/0. 6/2; J. J. McClatchy d. A. 
H. Ball, 4/6, 6/1, 7/5; W. P. Rowland d. H, B. Endicott, 6/3, 6/3; Sidney Thayer d. H. 
R. Neilson, 6/0, 6/2; K. Miller d. William J. McGary, 6/4, 3/6, 6/2; Kenneth Kennedy d. 
H. F. Lukens, 7/5, 9/7; L. A. de Cazenova, Jr. d. T. D. Gratz, 8/6, 6/2; L. C. Wister d. 
O. S. Carter, 6/1, 6/4; A. G. Kolfif d. F. B. Coxe, 6/2, 6/3; Lieut, R. Coyle d. A. Cross, 
6/4, 6/0; C. I. Gause d. W. L. Robins, 6/1, 6/2; W, T. Tilden, Jr. d. W. J. Wright, 6/2, 
6/1; P. A. Vanneman d. A. F. Heeb, 6/4, 6/8, 6/4; H. M. Tilden d. A, A. Capelle, Jr., 
6/2, 6/1; J. C. Bell, Jr. d. Dr. Frederick Hertford, 6/2, 6/1; J. R. Rowland d. A. F. 
du Pont, 6/0, 6/0; J. H. Keefe d. L. du Pont, 6/4, 6/2; J. S. Disston, Jr. d. E. W. French, 
7/5, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Pell d. B. Edwards, 6/4, 6/3; Swayne d. Paul, 6/3, 6/0; 
Edmund Thayer d. F. H. Bates, 8/6, 5/7, 8/6; Pearson d. H. W. Hanna, 6/1, 6/1; Row- 
land d. McClatchy, 6/1, 6/2; Sidney Thayer d. W. Bere, Jr., 6/0, 6/2; Kennedy d. Mil- 
ler, 6/4, 6/1; de Cazenova d. B. R. Kraft, 6/1, 7/9, 6/3; Wister d. C. N. Beard, 6/1, 6/2; 
Kolff d. R. W. Kraft, 6/0, 6/2; Gause d. Coyle, 6/4, 6/1; W. T. Tilden, Jr. d. Vanne- 
man, 6/1, 6/1; H. M. Tilden d. Bell, 6/2, 10/8; Rowland d. P. W. Gibbons, 6/3, 6/3: J. J. 
Armstrong d. Keefe, 6/2, 6/2; Disston d. John Biggs, Jr., 6/2, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— 
Swayne d. Pell, 6/2, 6/4; Pearson d. Edmund Thayer, 6/1, 6/2; Sidney Thayer d. Row- 
land, 6/2, 6/4; Kennedy d. de Cazenova, 7/5, 6/2; Wister d. Kolff, 6/1, 6/1; W. T. Til- 
den, Jr. d. Gause, 6/1, 6/2; Rowland d. H. M. Tilden, 6/0, 7/5; Armstrong d. Disston, 
6/2, 6/4. FOURTH ROUND— Swayne d. Pearson, 6/3, 2/6, 6/4; Sidney Thayer d. Ken- 
nedy, 6/1, 7/5; Wister d. W. T. Tilden, Jr., 4/6, 10/8, 6/4; Armstrong d. Rowland, 6/2, 
6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Sidney Thayer d. Swayne, 10/8, 0/6, 6/4; Armstrong d. 
Wister, 6/4, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Armstrong d. Sidney Thayer, 9/7, 6/1, 6/3. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Church d. Armstrong, 6/3, 3/6, 6/2, 6/1. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— H. R. Neilson and J. C, Bell, Jr. d. Leroy Harvey and H. W. Wier, 
6/2, 8/10, 6/3; S.- Pearson and L. C. Wister d. C. N. Beard and A. Cross, 6/2, 6/0; H. M. 
Tilden and W. T. Tilden, Jr. d. E. B. Coxe and A. G. Kolff, 6/2, 6/1; B. R. Kraft and 
R. W. Kraft d. K. Miller and A. H. Ball, 7/5, 6/4; F. M. B. Fisher and F. H. Bates d. 
W. L. Robins and J. L. Chadbourne, 6/0, 6/0; P. J. Nowland.and P. W. Gibbons d. H. 
B. Endicott and R. M. Kempton, 8/6, 6/2; B. Edwards and W. Swartz d. L. A. de Caze- 
nova and H. F. Lukens, 6/3, 7/5; T. R. Pell and B. S. Prentice d. H. W. Hanna and 
Dr. Hertford, 6/2, 6/3; F. W. Paul and Lieut. R. Coyle d. T. D. Gratz and W. P. Row- 
land, 6/3, 6/0. SECOND ROUND— Pearson and Wister d. H. R. Neilson and Bell, 6/3, 
6/8, 6/2; Tilden and Tilden d. O. S. Carter and J. H. Keefe, 6/2, 6/0; Fisher and Bates 
d. Kraft and Kraft, 7/5, 6/1; J. S. Disston, Jr. and J. R. Rowland d. Nowland and 
Gibbons, 6/0, 6/4; Pell and Prentice d. Edwards and Swartz, 6/2, 6/0; Paul and Coyle d. 
Paul Vanneman ^nd J. J. McClatchy, 6/1, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Pearson and Wister d. 
S. Thayer, Jr. and Kennedy, 6/2, 6/4; Fisher and Bates d. Tilden and Tilden, 6/2, 6/3; 
Pell and Prentice d. Disston and Rowland, 6/3, 6/2; Paul and Coyle d. C. Almy, Jr. and 
W. P. Johnston, 6/4, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Pearson and Wister d. Fisher and 
Bates, 6/2, 6/3; Pell and Prentice d. Paul and Coyle, 6/0, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Pell and 
Prentice d. Pearson and Wister, 6/4, 7/9, 6/1, 6/3. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Armstrong and Johnson d. Pell and Prentice, 7/5, 6/2, 6/4. 



Delaware Women's State Championships 

Mrs. J. Saunders Taylor of Wilmington, but formerly of Norfolk, Va., and 
Woodbury. N. J., won the singles event at the first annual women's champion- 
ships of Delaware, held on the grass courts of the Wilmington Country Club, 
during the week of June 14. Mrs. Taylor further distinguished herself by 
winning the doubles in partnership with Miss Marion Cresswell, former Phila- 
delphia champion. The summaries : 



130 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Miss D. Disston d. Miss A. Kennedy. 8/6, 6/4; Misg E. M. Fox d. 
Miss C. Chase, 6/4, 6/3; Mrs. C. Wainwright d. Miss M. Williams, 6/2, 6/3: Miss H. 
Alexander d. Mrs. C. S. Lee, 6/1, 6/0; Miss Pauline Robinson d. Miss R. du Pont, 6/1, 
6/2; Miss G. Harvey d. Miss M. Miller, 6/0, 6/0; Miss G. Hollis d. Miss G. Monroe, 6/1, 
6/2. SECOiVD ROUND— Mrs. J. S. Taylor d. Mrs. T. Sclilichter, 6/2, 6/2; Mrs. H. H, 
Smith d. Miss K. Barton, 6/2, 6/3; Miss Phyllis Walsh d. Miss L. Nowland, 6/3, 6/1; 
Miss G. Ostheimer d. Miss M. Thompson, 6/0, 12/10; Miss Disston d. Miss M. Coates, 
7/5, 7/5; Miss Fox d. Miss B. du Pont, 6/2, 6/0; Mrs. Wainwright d. Miss M. Biggs, 6/1, 
6/0; Miss Alexander d. Miss Robinson, 6/2, 6/0; Mrs. Harvey d. Miss Hollis. 5/7, 6/1, 
6/2: Miss A. F. du Pont d. Mrs. M. Hookes, 6/0, 6/0; Miss Evelyn Runk d. Miss A. Pat- 
terson, 6/3, 7/5; Miss M. Cresswell d. Miss E. Hensel, 6/1, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Mrs. 
Taylor d. Miss B. Vandegrift, 6/0, 6/0; Mrs. Smith d. Miss Walsh, 6/2, 6/1; Miss Disston 
d. Miss Ostheimer, 6/1, 6/1; Miss Fox d. Mrs. Wainwright, 6/2, 7/5; Mrs. Harsey d. Miss 
Alexander, 6/1, 7/5; Miss Evelyn Runk d. Mrs. du Pont, 6/3, 6/3; Miss Cresswell d. Miss 
K. Brinton, 6/1, 6/1; Miss Edith Runk d. Mrs. A. G. Kolff, 6/0, 7/5. FOURTH ROUND 
—Mrs. Tavlor d. Mrs. Smith, 6/2, 6/1; Miss Disston d. Miss Fox. 1/6, 6/4, 6/4; Mrs. Har- 
vev d. Miss Evelvn Runk, 6/3, 6/3; Miss Cresswell d. Miss Edith Runk, 6/4, 0/6, 6/3. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Taylor d. Miss Disston, 6/2, 2/6, 7/5; Mrs. Harvey d. Miss 
Cresswell, 6/1, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Taylor d. Mrs. Harvey, 5/7, 6/4, 8/6. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Miss M. Cresswell and Mrs. J. S. Taylor d. Miss R. du Pont and 
Miss M. Hookes, 6/1, 6/0: Miss H. Alexander and Mrs. H. H. Smith d. Miss G. Hollis 
and Miss A. Patterson, 6/4, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— Miss Cresswell and Mrs. Taylor d. 
Mrs. C. Wainwright and Mrs. W. Roberts, 6/3, 6/2; Miss Alexander and Mrs. Smith d. 
Mrs. W. Foulke and Mrs. I. Roberts, 6/1, 6/3; Mrs. G. Harvey and Miss Phyllis Walsh 
d. Miss M. Biggs and Miss M. Miller, 6/0, 6/0; Miss G. Monroe and Mrs. F. du Pont d. 
Mrs. A. LaMotte and Miss B. du Pont, 6/2, 6/3; Miss A. Kennedy and Miss E. Hensel 
d. Mrs. W. Johnston and Miss L. Nowland, 6/2, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— Miss Cresswell 
and Mrs. Taylor d. Miss Edith Runk and Miss Evelyn Runk, 3/6, 6/0, 6/4; Mrs. Harvey 
and Miss Walsh d. Miss Alexander and Mrs. Smith, 6/1, 6/3; Miss Kennedy and Miss 
Hensel d. Miss Monroe and Mrs. du Pont, 6/4, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND- -Miss Cress- 
well and Mrs. Taylor d. Miss Stewart and Miss Coates, 6/1, 6/1; Miss Kennedy and Miss 
Hensel d. Mrs. Harvey and Miss Walsh, 6/0, 7/5. FINAL ROUND— Miss Cresswell and 
Mrs. Taylor d. Miss Kennedy and Miss Hensel, 3/6, 6/3, 8/6. 



Maryland State Championships 

Theodore Roosevelt Pell retained his title as champion of Maryland in the 
tournament held in two sections, beginning May 17 for the women and May 21 
for the men. F. C. Colston of Baltimore won the final round of singles with- 
out the loss of a set. but in the challenge round he could make little headway 
against Pell, taking only seven games in the match. 

Mrs. .T. Saunders Taylor of Wilmington. Del., won the women's singles from 
a large field. Mrs. W. Sullivan defaulting to her in the final round, and in the 
challenge round Mrs. C. Potter, the 1914 winner of the title, also defaulted to 
Mrs. Taylor. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Joel Gutman d. H. E. Boyce, 6/4, 6/1; C. Fisher d. J. Iglehart, 6/4, 
6/8, 6/0; A. S. Bowie d. R. K. Goodnow, Jr., 5/7, 6/3, 6/2; J. C. McLanahan d. F. J. 
Carey, 6/3, 6/3; Basil Wagner d. Victor Bloede, 6/1, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— F. C. Col- 
ston d. A. Hammond, 6/4, 6/1; C. C. McGill d. P. B. Strobel, 6/3, 6/0; J. Kerr d. H. D. 
Chew, 6/4, 6/3; Gutman d. C. M. Bull, by default; L. W. Perce d. R. R. Macgill, 6/8, 
6/1, 7/5; Fisher d. C. Bohem, 6/3, 6/2; C. M. Buchanan d. Bowie, 6/2, 1/6. 6/1; McLan- 
ahan d. C. L. Gunn, 6/2, 6/2: M. P. Andrews d. E. R. Smith, 6/2, 6/1: L. F. Turnbull d. 
W. C. Coleman, 6/2, 6/1; J. G. Thomas d. M. K. McLane. 6/1, 6/1; W. H. Shriver d. F. 
P. Spring, 6/4, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— Colston d. R. T. Snriver, 6/3, 6/0; W. K. Magruder 
d. McGill, 4/6, 6/3, 9/7; Kerr d. Gutman, 6/1, 6/0; Fisher d. Perce, 6/2, 6/2; Buchanan d. 
McLanahan, 6/8, 6/3, 6/4: B. Wagner d. Andrews, 8/6, 6/2: Turnbull d. Thomas, 4/6. 6/4, 
6/1; H. Morgan d. W. H. Shriver, 6/0, 6/2. FOURTH ROUND— Colston d. Magruder, 
6/1, 6/3; Fisher d. Kerr. 6/2, 6/2; Wagner d. Buchanan, 6/3, 6/0; Morgan d. Turnbull, 
7/5, 11/13, 6/2. SEMI-/INAL ROUND— Colston d. Fisher, 6/1, 6/4; Wagner d. Morgan, 
6/1, 8/6. FINAL ROUND— Colston d. Wagner, 6/2, 7/5, 6/2. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— T. R. Pell d. F. C. Colston, 6/3, 6/1, 6/3. 



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MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— R. T. Shriver and W. H. Shriver d. Buchanan and R. Griswold, 8/6, 
1/6, 6/4; Turnbull and Kerr d. McLanahan and R. Scott, 6/3, 6/4; Thomas and Bowie d. 
Boehm and Perce, 6/4, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Shriver and Shriver d. Gill and 
Macgill, by default; Turnbull and Kerr d. McLane and Morgan, 6/0, 6/2; Thomas and 
Bowie d. Fisher nad Wagner, by default; Magruder and Brooke d. Iglehart and 
Andrews, 6/3, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Turnbull and Kerr d. Shriver and Shriver, 
6/2, 6/3; Magruder and Brooke d. Thomas and Bowie, 6/4, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— 
Magruder and Brooke d. Turnbull and Kerr, 6/2, 6/3, 4/6, 7/5. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Mrs. J. S. Taylor d. Mrs. W. Sullivan, by default. 
CHALLENGE ROUND— Mrs. Taylor d. Mrs. C. Potter, by default. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Mrs. A. Kennedy and Miss E. Hensel d. Miss J. Lloyd and Miss K. 
Steele, 6/0, 6/3. 



Virginia State Championships 

Irving C. Wright of Boston won the championship of Virginia at the fifteenth 
annual tournament held on the courts of the Norfolk Country Club during the 
week of October 4. He defeated H. G. Whitehead in the final round and chal- 
lenged Neil C. Stevens of Morristown, N. J. The latter did not defend and 
the title went to Wright by default. Wright was not so successful in the 
doubles, for he and his partner. B. M. Grant, were defeated in straight sets by 
N. H. Bundy and C. F. Mcintosh. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— B. M. Grant d. T. R. Kerr, 6/1, 6/3; W. H. Taylor, Jr. d. Holt Page, 
6/0, 6/1; I. C. Wright d. R. L. Dobie, 6/0, 6/2; C. F. Mcintosh d. F. C. Lewis, 6/3, 6/1; 
Lutkins d. Wrenn, 6/0, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— Bogart d. Anderson, 6/0, 6/2; Paul 
Treanor d. A. W. Merriam, 7/5, 6/3; Tomlin d. H. Murray, 6/3, 6/1; Fisher d. Shelton, 
6/4, 6/0; B. M. Grant d. Taylor, 4/6, 6/0, 13/11; Whitehead d. McGann, 6/2, 6/3; Wright 
d. Mcintosh, 6/0, 6/3; H. E. Bickell d. Lutkins, by default; Walker d. Vandeventer, 
6/1, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Bogart d. Nash Reid, 6/0, 6/2; Treanor d. Dupuy, 6/1, 6/4; 
Tomlin d. Fisher, 7/5, 7/5; Whitehead d. B. M. Grant, 4/6, 8/6, 6/4; Wright d. Bickell, 
by default; Richard Tunstall d. Charles Grant, 6/0, 6/1; N. H. Bundy d. K. Kerr, 6/0, 
6/1; Walker d. C. P. Breese, 6/2, 6/3. FOURTH ROUND— Bogart d. Treanor, 7/5, 6/4; 
Whitehead d. Tomlin, 6/2, 6/3; Wright d. Tunstall, 6/0, 6/3; Bundy d. Walker, by de- 
fault. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Whitehead d. Bogart, 6/4, 6/3; Wright d. Bundy, 6/2, 
1/6, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Wright d. Whitehead, 6/3, 9/7, 2/6, 6/2. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Wright d. Neil C. Stevens, by default. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
. FIRST ROUND— Whitehead and Taylor d. Bogart and Reed, 6/2, 6/1; Wright and 
Grant d. Kerr and Kerr, 6/2, 6/1; Bundy and Mcintosh d. Merriam and Lewis, 6/3, 9/7; 
Tunstall and Treanor d. Tomlin and Fisher, 11/9, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Wright 
and Grant d. Whitehead and Taylor, 7/5, 3/6, 8/6; Bundy and Mcintosh d. Tunstall and 
Treanor, 7/5, 3/6, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Bundy and Mcintosh d. Wright and Grant, 7/5, 
6/2, 6/4. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
PINAL ROUND— Miss E. M. Bull d. Miss Walke, 6/1, 6/2. 



West Virginia State Championships 

By Ed. O. Bower. 

The tenth annual invitation tennis tournament for the championship of 
West Virginia opened on Monday, August 9, with a classy entry of forty 
players, on the clay courts of the Parkersburg Country Club, Parkersburg. 
W. Va. 



132 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

The tennis was of a high order throughout the tournament, and deserving of 
special mention was the splendid form displayed by T. McK. Cummins of 
Wheeling, the former Cornell captain, who played through to the finals with- 
out the loss of a set, and, partnered with Arthur Ebbert, also of Wheeling, won 
the doubles title. 

R. A. Johnson, last year's singles champion, was looked upon by many to be 
one of the finalists, but lost in the semi-finals to Hugus of Wheeling, after 
having won the first set at 6/1 and holding a lead of 4/0 in the second, which 
was finally won by the Wheeling player at 8/6, and also the deciding set at 
6/3. Hugus. however, in the finals was unable to make any headway against 
the American twist service and the excellent court work of Cummins, and suc- 
cumbed in straight sets. 

The doubles produced a number of surprises, one of which was the defeat of 
Beattie and Hugus of Wheeling, last year's champions, by Barron Hall and 
Langdon White of Parkersburg in the second round, after a hard fought match, 
7/5, 1/6 and 7/5. By excellent team work and steady playing the Parkersburg 
players won their place in the final bracket, only to lose to Cummins and 
Ebbert in another stubbornly contested match, which went the limit of five 
sets. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Edward Bowie d. Paul T. Mackie, 6/1, 4/6, 6/2; R. E. Permar d. 
Edwin Watson, by default; E. B. Snider d. O. B. Hawkins, 6/1, 6/3; Earl Miller d. 
Welles Crawford, 6/2, 6/3; J. A. Colborn d. E. L, Long, 6/4, 6/3; T, Cummins d. J. A. 
Shrewsbury, 6/3, 6/1; W. T. Burt d. Duncan Bruce, 6/3, 6/0; Esbaei Wells d. Joseph 
Jeflferson, 4/6, 6/2, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— R. F. McAdams d. W. Franzheim, 4/6, 6/1, 
6/3; Wright Hugus d. B. Morris, 8/6, 6/8, 6/2; T. Beattie d. Edgar Needham, 7/5, 7/5; 
C. H. Merkle d. Frank Haymond, 5/7, 6/3, 6/3; N. S. Flournoy d. H. Storck, 6/3, 7/5; 
R, A. Johnson d. Frank Armbruster, 4/6, 8/6, 6/3; Edw. Bowie d. Pemar, 6/2, 6/4; 
Snider d. Crawford, 4/6, 6/4, 6/3; Cummins d. Colborn, 6/0, 6/0; Burt d. Wells, 6/2, 6/1; 
Arthur Ebbert d. Blakeslee White, 6/1, 6/1; Barron Hall d. Edgar Sweeney, 6/3, 6/3; S. 
C. Littlepage d. George Bower, 6/2, 6/2; G. C. Bradford d. Charles Jackson, 6/4, 5/7, 6/4; 
Leland Morris d. Ray Chapman, 6/4, 8/6; Allen Bowie d. George Garrett, by default. 
THIRD ROUND— Hugus d. McAdams, 4/6, 6/2, 6/2; Beattie d. Merkle, 7/5. 6/4; Johnson 
d. Flournoy, 6/2, 6/1; E. Bowie d. Snider, 6/2, 6/2; Cummins d. Burt, 6/3, 6/1; Ebbert d. 
Hall, 4/6, 6/2, 6/3; Bradford d. Littlepage, 6/1, 6/2; L. Morris d. A. Bowie, 0/6, 13/11, 
6/4. FOURTH ROUND— Hugus d. Beattie, 6/2, 6/3; Johnson d. E. Bowie, 8/6, 6/3; Cum- 
mins d. Ebbert, 6/0, 6/2; L. Morris d. Bradford, 6/1, 5/7, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— 
Hugus d. Johnson, 1/6, 8/6, 6/3; Cummins d. L. Morris, 6/0, 6/0. FINAL ROUND— Cum- 
mins d. Hugus, 6/1, 6/0, 6/0. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— J. A. Colborn and Frank Haymond d. Welles Crawford and Blakesee 
White, 6/4, 3/6, 6/4; G. C. Bradford and R. F. McAdams d. C. H. Merkle and W. T. 
Burt, 6/2, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— Barron Hall and Langdon White d. Wright Hugus 
and T. Beattie, 7/5, 1/6, 7/5; E. B. Snider and Paul Mackie d, R. E. Permar and E. 
Wells, 6/2, 6/1; N. S. Flournoy and Edgar Needham d. George Bower and Edwin Wat- 
son, 6/4, 6/2; Haymond and Colborn d. Franzheim and Jackson, 3/6, 6/2, 6/4; Bradford 
and McAdams d. L. Morris and B. Morris, 3/6, 6/4, 6/1; T. Cummins and Arthur Ebbert 
d. Ray Chapman and Earl Miller, 6/1, 6/4; Edw. Bowie and Allen Bowie d. S. C. Lit- 
tlepage and Duncan Bruce, by default: R. A. Johnson and J. A. Shrewsbury d. Edgar 
Sweeney and J. Jefferson, 6/1, 6/0. THIRD ROUND— Hall and White d. Snider and 
Mackie, 6/1, 6/3; Haymond and Colborn d. Flournoy and Needham, by default; Cummins 
and Ebbert d. Bradford and McAdams, 6/3, 6/1; Johnson and Shrewsbury d. Bowie and 
Bowie, 3/6, 6/3, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Hall and White d. Haymond and Colborn, 
6/3, 7/9, 6/0; Cummins and Ebbert d. Johnson and Shrewsbury, 6/4, 3/6, 6/4. FINAL 
ROUND— Cummins and Ebbert d. Hall and White, 6/3, 3/6, 6/8, 6/1, 7/5. 

MEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Allen Bowie d. William Franzheim, 12/10, 6/2. 



Championships of the Carolinas 

D. C. Crawford of Rock Hill. S. C, won the singles, and E. A. Penlck. Jr., 
of Columbia, S. C, and J. O. Erwin of Spartanburg, S. C. annexed the dou- 
bles, at the annual tournament for the championship of the Carolinas. held on 
the courts of the Sans Souci Country Club, Greenville, S. C. beginning June 



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21- In the first set of the final round of singles, Dr. Penick was put out of 
the game with a badly wrenched ankle. 

In the women's events. Mrs. John Milam won the singles title from Miss 
Ellen Perry in a gruelling match, and, with Elmer Waring, took the mixed 
doubles. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— J. O. Erwin d. Tom Cothran, 6/1, 6/0; Marchant d. Moseley, 6/1, 8/6; 
Mclver d. Pinckney, 6/3, 6/4; Manning d. Cely, 7/5, 3/6, 6/1; L. A. Cothran d. Patter- 
son, 6/1, 6/1; Crawford d. Coffin, 6/2, 6/4; E. Waring d. Kolin, 6/1, 6/0; W. C. Cothran 
d. Gary, 6/0, 6/3; Prevost d. Hagerman, 6/1, 6/0; Beattie d. Stevenson, 6/2, 6/0; Parks 
d. Carson, 6/1, 6/4; Penick d. Elliott, 6/3, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— J. 0. Erwin d. Mar- 
chant, 6/1, 8/6; Manning d. Mclver, 6/2, 6/2; J. Erwin d. L. A. Cothran, 1/6, 6/4, 6/1; 
Crawford d. Trow, 6/0, 6/1; Waring d. W. C. Cothran, 6/2, 6/3; Beattie d. Parks, 6/1, 
6/0; Penick d. W. Waring, 7/5, 7/5. THIRD ROUND— J. O. Erwin d. Manning, 3/6, 6/2, 
6/2; Crawford d. J. Erwin, 8/6, 7/5; Prevost d. E. Waring, 7/9, 6/3, 6/4; Penick d. Beat- 
tie, 6/0, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Crawford d. J. O. Erwin, 1/6, 6/0, 8/6; Penick d, 
Prevost, 6/2, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Crawford d. Penick, by default. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Penick and Erwin d. Waring and Waring, 8/6, 8/6; L. Cothran and 
Beattie d. Duncan and Mayes, 6/1, 6/1; Mclver and Pinckney d. Patterson and Graham, 
6/3, 6/4; Marchant and Manning d. W. Cothran and Hagerman, 7/5, 6/3; Coffin and Beat- 
tie d. Tew and Kohn, 6/3, 8/6; Carv and Elliott d. Carson and T. Cothran, 6/3, 6/0; 
Erwin and Fulton d. Moseley and Parks, 6/2, 6/0. SECOND ROUND— Penick and Erwin 
d. L. Cothran and Beattie, 6/4, 4/6, 6/1; Marchant and Manning d. Mclver and Pinck- 
ney, 7/5, 7/5; Cary and Elliott d. W. Beattie and Coffin, 4/6, 6/1, 6/3; Prevost and Cely 
d. J. Erwin and Fulton, 6/3, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Penick and Erwin d. Mar- 
chant and Manning, 6/3, 8/6; Prevost and Celv d. Cary and Elliott, 6/1, 3/6, 6/3. FINAL 
ROUND— Penick and Erwin d, Prevost and Cely, 6/3, 6/2, 6/2. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Milam d. Miss Perry, 4/6, 6/3, 6/3. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Adger and Miss Perry d. Mrs. Milam and Miss O'Brien, 6/4» 
2/6, 9/7. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Mrs, Milam and E. Waring d. Miss Adger and W. Waring, 6/2, 6/4. 



Florida State Championships, 1915 

The sixth annual tournament for the championships of Florida, played at the 
Palm Beach Tennis Club, beginning February 27. 1915, was the most successful 
in the history of the competition. George M. Church, who had obtained a leg 
on the handsome cup presented by Mrs. Henry M. Flagler, came through the 
tournament after close matches with Irving C. Wright and J. D. E. Jones, and 
earned the right to challenge Theodore R. Pell, who had two legs on the cup. 
This encounter resulted in a brilliant five-set match, which Church won. 

Church scored in the doubles also. Paired with Fred C. Inman. the combi- 
nation proved a little too strong for Pell and Irving Wright, defeating them in 
straight sets. The women's singles went to Mrs. Barger-Wallach. and she also 
won the doubles, with Miss Mary Snyder as a partner. Mrs. Rawson Wood 
and Church took the mixed doubles. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— F. T. Frelinghuysen d. H. Bausher, by default; G. S. Bryan d. A. 
Herren, 6/3, 6/3; I. C. Wright d. Alan Fox, 6/1, 6/1; G. F. Parrish d. J. R. Hyde, 8/6, 
S/7; R. E. Racey d. J. W. Tucker, 6/1. 6/2; J. S. Phipps d. L. Wallace, Jr., 6/1, 6/1; 6. 
M. Church d. Brinton Buckwalter, 6/2, 6/1; Osborn Howes d. Fuller Chenery, 6/2, 6/3; 
W. P. Snyder, Jr. d. M. T. Pyne, Jr., 7/5, 6/1; J. D. E. Jones d. R. M. Middlemass, 6/2, 
■6/2; W. C. Lee d. P. B. S. Randolph, 6/2, 6/4; F. C. Inman d. F. J. S. Grace, 6/2, 6/2; 
W. B. Spencer d. W. S. Kinney, 6/2, 6/1; E. F. Torrey d. I. S. Post, 6/3, 6/1. SECOND 
ROUND— Frelinghuysen d. Herbert Spencer, by default; Wright d. Bryan, 6/1, 6/0; 
Racey d. Parrish, by default; Church d. Phipps, 6/1, 6/0; Howes d. Snyder, 8/6, 6/4; 
Jones d. Lee, 6/1, 6/0; Inman d. Spencer, 6/2, 6/3; Torrey d. Howard Martin, by default. 
THIRD ROUND— Wright d. Frelinghuysen, 8/6, 6/1; Church d. Racey. 6/1, 6/1; Jones d. 
Howes, 6/1, 6/1; Inman d. Torrey, 6/2, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Church d. Wright, 



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7/5, 4/6, 8/6; Jones d. Inman, 8/10, 10/8, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Church d.- Jones, 6/0, 3/6, 
3/6. 6/1, 6/4. 
CHALLENGE ROUND— G. M. Church d. T. R. Pell, 6/4, 5/7, 6/3, 11/13, 6/4. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— T. R. Pell and I. C. Wright d. W. B. Spencer and F. J. Grace, 6/2, 
6/2; A. Herren and F. S. B. Randolph d. F. Chenery and R. M. Middlemass, 6/1, 6/1; 
F. T. Frolinghuysen and M. T. Pyne, Jr. d. J. D. E. Jones and W. P. Snyder, Jr., 6/4, 
6/2; G. S. Bryan and E. F. Torrey d. L. H. Butt and A. S. Chittenden, 6/3, 2/6, 6/3; R. 
E. Racev and Douglass Paige d. O. HoM'es and B. Buckwalter, 6/2, 9/7; A. R. Flinn 
and J. R. Coffin d. J. W. Tucker and W. C. Lee, by default. SECOND ROUND— Pell 
and Wright d. J. S. Phipps and H. C. Phipps, by default; Frelinghuysen and Pyne d. 
Herren and Randolph, by default; Racey and Paige d. Bryan and Torrey, 6/3, 6/3; 
Church and Inman d. Flinn and Coffin, 6/0, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND-nPell and Wright 
d. Frelinghuysen and Pyne, 6/2, 11/9; Church and Inman d. Racey and Paige, 6/3, 6/4. 
FINAL ROUND— Church and Inman d. Pell and Wright, 6/2, 9/7, 6/4. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Barger-Wallach d. Miss Mary Snyder, 6/4, 6/3. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Barger-Wallach and Miss Mary Snyder d. Mrs. C. Amory and 
Miss E. Denagre. 6/3, 6/4. ^^^^^ DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Rawson Wood and G. M. Church d. Mrs. Barger-Wallach and 
T. R. Pell, 6/2, 6/1. MEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES. 

FINAL ROUND— F. T. Frelinghuysen d. I. S, Post, 6/0, 6/0. 



Georgia State Championships 

The eleventh Georgia State championships were held on the five clay courts of 
the Piedmont Driving Club, Atlanta, beginning September 6. the tournament 
having been changed from August 16, the committee thinking that perhaps 
more out-of-town entries might be secured on the latter date. The singles had 
thirty-two entries and the doubles fourteen teams, the women's singles having 
seven entries, this event being substituted in place of the mixed doubles. There 
were five first class out-of-town entries, the principal ones being Nat Thornton 
from Murray Cross, Ala., and Ralph E. Racey of Palm Beach, Fla. 

It was the most successful State championship ever held at the driving club. 
there being from 200 to 300 spectators every afternoon, and a better class of 
tennis being exhibited than during the two previous years that it has been held 
at this club. 

The singles championship was won by Carleton Y. Smith of Atlanta, after a. 
stubbornly fought five-set contest with his fellow-townsman. Nat Thornton. 
The day was one of the warmest of the whole summer, the humidity being very 
high. The first set went to Thornton in easy style. 6/2. and the second one at 
6/4, after Smith had a lead of 3/1. The next three sets and match, however, 
went to Smith. 

By his victory Smith obtained permanent possession of the State champion- 
ship cup in singles, which has been in play for thirteen years, with the excep- 
tion of two years, when the tournament was not held. The cup has inscribed 
upon it the names of Dr. Carl Little of Cincinnati. Ohio ; Reuben Hunt of 
Pasadena. Cal. ; Clarence V. Angler, Jr.. of Atlanta. Ga. ; Eden Taylor of 
Macon, Ga., in which city the tournament was originally held : Nat Thornton, 
C. Y. Smith, and E. V. Carter, Jr., of Atlanta. Smith won the cup in 1913, 
1914 and 1915. 

Grant and Thornton won the doubles championship from Orr and Carter, 
after each team had won two sets and after two postponements. In the 
women's singles, Miss Katherine Crandall defeated Miss May O'Brien in a well 
played three-set match. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. * 

FIRST ROUND— E. S. Mansfield d. R. B. Holtzendorf, 6/1, 6/3; Jeff Hunt d. R. A. 
Martin, 6/1, 6/4; Nat. Thornton d. Harry Hallman, 6/1, 2/6, 8/6; R. .P. McLartv d. Jett6, 
by default; E. V. Carter, Jr. d. E. L. Pierce, 6/2, 6/4; C. Y. Smith d. William Mat- 



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thews 6/0, 6/2; K. L. Scott d. J. K. Orr, Jr., by default; B. M. Grant d. Stacy Thorn- 
ton, 6/1, 6/1; Frank Owens d. William McKenzie, 6/2, 5/7, 6/0; Percy H. Cox d. John 
Burke, 6/4, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Mansfield d. Stewart, 6/3, 6/4; Racey d. Hunt, 5/7, 
6/3 6/1; Thornton d. Rhett, 5/7, 6/3, 6/0; Carter d. McLarty, 6/0, 6/1; Smith d. Scott, 
6/0 6/1; Grant d. K. L. Scott, 6/1, 6/3; McMillan d. Brittain, 7/5, 6/4; Owens d. Cox, 
7/5 6/2, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— Racey d. Mansfield, 6/0, 7/9, 6/1; Thornton d. Carter, 
6/3, 8/6; Smith d. Grant, 6/3, 6/3; McMillan d. Owens', 7/5, 1/6, 7/5. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND— Thornton d. Racey, 6/2, 6/3; Smith do McMillan, 6/3, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— 
Smith d. Thornton, 2/6, 4/6, 6/4, 6/4, 6/3. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Racey and Hallman d. L. D. Scott and Francis Scott, by default; 
S. Thornton and Pierce d. McMillan and Matthews, 6/2, 6/4; Grant and Thornton d. 
Mansfield and Smith, 6/2, 6/1; Orr and Carter d. Schoeller and Trimble, 6/0, 6/1; Brit- 
tain and Gardner d. F. Scott and Burke, 6/2, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Hallman and 
Racey d. S. Thornton and Pierce, 7/5, 6/4; Grant and Thornton d. Hunt and Rhett, 6/1, 
6/3; Orr and Carter d. Jones and Johnson, by default; Cox and Stewart d. Brittain ind 
Gardner, 4/6, 6/3, 6/0. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Grant and Thornton d. Hallman and- 
Racey, 6/1, 6/8, 6/3; Orr and Carter d. Cox and Stewart, 6/1, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— 
Grant and Thornton d. Orr and Carter, 6/3, 7/9, 6/2, 2/6, 9/7. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Crandall d. Miss O'Brien, 6/4, 1/6, 6/3. 

MEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Harry Hallman d. Stacy Thornton, 6/4, 6/1. 



Tennessee State Championships 

Nat Emerson succeeded Carleton Y. Smith as Tennessee's champion, at the 
annual tournament held by the Memphis Tennis Club during the week of July 
12. Emerson defeated Evan Rees of Dallas, Tex., in the final round, and in 
the absence of Smith took the championship by default. 

In the doubles, Emerson and Rees played together, but they were defeated 
In the finals by Cooper and Hardy of Memphis, after a good five-set match that 
was not decided until the last point had been won and lost. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— A. G. Maury d. W. C. Chandler, 6/4, 11/9; Evan Rees d. L. LentI, 
6/1, 6/2; W. McDonnell d. R. Young, 6/2, 6/0; C. W. Goyer d. A. J. Meaden, 6/4, 6/2; 
Dr. W. C. Campbell d. C. Yerger, 3/6, 6/1, 7/5; R. Y. Smith d. Dr. A. C. Lewis, 6/0, 
6/1; F, B. Smithwick d. Joiner, 6/1, 7/5; C. W. Schley d. E. Reed, 6/3, 6/2; Lewis Hardy 
d. L. M. Lanier, 3/6, 6/0, 6/2; M. E. Carter d. S. Allenberg, 6/3, 6/1; P. R. Logan d. 
Dr. P. M. Farrington, 6/3, 6/4; A. Wardle d. D. L. McSpadden, 6/3, 6/2; Gordon Camp- 
bell d. H. Blix, 6/2, 6/2; Nat. Emerson d. D, H. Johnson, 6/0, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— 
W. C. Alexander d. Maury, 6/4, 6/3; Rees d. D. Lake, 6/1, 6/2; Leroy Cooper d. McDon- 
nell, 6/4, 6/4; J. N, Bruns d. Goyer, 6/2, 6/2; E. Middleton d. A. Reese, 6/1, 6/4; Smith 
d. Dr. W. C. Campbell, 6/1, 6/4; Smithwick d. Schley, 6/2, 6/1; C. Lyon d. R. C. Lowry, 
6/3, 6/2; W. P. Huggins d. B. Richert, 6/2, 6/0; Hardy d. Carter, 6/4, 6/4; Logan d. B. 
Cordes, 6/0, 6/0; G. Campbell d. Wardell, 6/1, 6/4; Emerson d. Young, by default. 
THIRD ROUND— J. Garvo d. T. S. Terry, 6/3, 6/0; Rees d. Alexander, 6/2, 6/3; Bruns 
d. Cooper, 6/3, 6/2; Smith d. Middleton, 6/3, 6/1; Lyon d. Smithwick, 4/6. 6/2, 6/2; Hug- 
gins d. Hardy, 6/4, 5/7, 6/2; Logan d. Campbell, 2/6, defaulted; Emerson d. Patton, by 
default. FOURTH ROUND— Rees d. Garvo, 6/2, 6/1; Bruns d. Smith, 6/0, 6/2; Hugging 
d. Lyon, 8/6, 6/1; Emerson d. Logan, 6/2, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Rees d. Bruna, 
6/4, 7/5, 1/6, 6/3; Emerson d. Huggins, 6/3, 6/3, 6/0. FINAL ROUND— Emerson d. Reei, 
6/4, 6/2, 6/2. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Nat Emerson d. Carleton Y. Smith, by default. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Bruns and Logan d. Campbell and Lyons, 6/4, 3/6, 6/3; Goyer and 
Lanier d. Carter and Reese, 3/6, 6/2, 7/5; Smith and Huggins d. Smithwick and Yerger, 
6/1, 7/5; Middleton and Alexander d. A, Cooper and Kavanaugh, 6/4, 6/3; McSpadden 
and R. C. Lowry d. Joiner and Young, 6/3, 3/6, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Bruns and 
Logan d. Goyer and Lanier, 6/0, 6/0; Cooper and Hardy d. Smith and Huggins, 2/6, 6/3, 
6/1; Middleton and Alexander d. Maury and partner, by default; Emerson and Rees d, 
McSpadden and Lowry, 6/3, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Cooper and Hardy d. Bruns 
and Logan, 4/6, 6/3, 6/1, 6/0, 11/9; Emerson and Rees d, Middleton and Alexander, 6/3, 
6/2, 8/6. FINAL ROUND— Cooper and Hardy d. Emerson and Rees, 6/2, 4/6, 6/3, 4/6, 7/5. 



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Kentucky State Championships 

By Crit C. Young. 

George Eager displaced Shelton Arterburn as Kentucky's tennis champion 
in the tournament held on the courts of the Audubon Country Club, Louis- 
ville, from August 21 to 31. Eager defeated E. A, Perkins in a four-set 
match in the final round, and in the challenge round won from Arterburn in 
straight sets. With K. Bixby as a partner. Eager also took the doubles, 
but it took four sets to accomplish the result. Miss Madelle Lyons, who had 
won the women's singles ever since the event was inaugurated in 1912, was 
again successful, Miss Mary Shreve Lyons defaulting to her sister in the 
final round. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND — H. Embry d. G. Ewald, 6/1, 6/1; C. McKelvey d. R. Jones, 6/8, 6/4, 
6/3; G. Eager d. E. Smith, 6/1, 6/4; O. T. Eskew d. F. J. Hummel, 6/4, 6/4; C. W. Neal 
d. F. Bishop, 10/8, 7/5; H. Ewing d. C. Hardin, 4/6, 6/1, 6/3; J. Weaver d. E. Wilson, 
6/3, 6/3; E. C. Perkins d. H. Smith, 6/3, 6/1; W. H. McAlpin d. H. McDonald, 6/0, 6/1. 
SECOND ROUND— V. Goddard d. W. H. Kahn, 6/2, 6/1; H. Grinstead d. R. Knott, 6/4, 
6/2; S. Appel d. T. Tafel, 6/0, 6/2; S. Hallenberg d. K. Lang, 6/2, 6/1; T. Reichert d. 
E. Williams, 2/6, 7/5, 6/4; M. Smith d. H. Embry, 5/7, 7/5, 6/2; Eager d. McKelvey, 6/4, 
6/0; Eskew d. Gore, by default; Neal d. Ewing, 7/5, 6/3; Perkins d. Weaver, 6/2, 6/3; 
McAlpin d. Ponder, 6/0, 6/0; H. Reiling d. C. Roche, 6/1, 6/1; F. L. DuRelle d. L. 
Seelbach, 6/2, 6/4; K. Bixby d. C. Gernert, 6/1, 6/1; W. Tyler d. Clay Lyons, by 
default; E. Hardy d. W. Ingram, 9/7, 6/3, 6/4. THIRD ROUND— Grinstead d. Goddard, 
5/7, 6/1, 6/2; Appel d. Hallenberg, 8/6, 6/1; Reichert d. Smith, 6/4, 6/2; Perkins d. Neal, 
6/1, 6/3; Reiling d. McAlpin, 6/1, 7/5; DuRelle d. Bixby, 8/10, 6/2, 6/3; Hardy d. Taylor, 
bv default. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Eager d. Grinstead, 6/4, 6/2, 7/5; Perkins d. 
DuRelle, 4/6, 1/6, 7/5, 6/3, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Eager d. Perkins, 7/5, 7/5, 3/6, 6/2. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— George Eager d. S. B. Arterburn (holder), 6/0, 7/5, 6/2. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Grain and Dugan d. Hallenberg and Roche, 2/6, 6/3, 6/2; S. Bixby 
and Jones d. Bishop and Embry, 6/1, 1/6, 6/3; Pfeiffer and Reilling d. Hite and Botta, 
6/1, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Grinstead and Appel d. Sweeney and Ingram, 6/2, 6/2; 
Rowell and McAlpin d. Ferris and Franklin, 6/4, 6/1; Arterburn and Arterburn d. 
Tvler and Gernert, 6/3, 6/4; Dugan and Crain d. C. S. Bixby and Jones, by default; 
Williams and Perkins d. Pfeiffer and Reilling, 6/1, 3/6, 6/1; Lang and Waters d. 
Ewald and Foltz, 6/3, 6/4; M. Smith and DuRelle d. H. Smith and Reichert, 6/3, 5/7, 
7/5- Bixby and Eager d. McKelvey and Ewing, 6/2, 6/0. THIRD ROUND— Grinstead 
and Appel d. Rowell and McAlpin, 6/4, 2/6, 6/2; Arterburn and Arterburn d. Cram and 
Dugan, bv default; Williams and Perkins d. Lang and Waters. 6/0, 6/2; Bixby and 
Eager d. DuRelle and M. Smith, 6/2, 4/6, 6/0. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Eager and Bixby 
d Williams and Perkins, 4/6, 6/4, 3/6, 6/4, 6/2; Grinstead and Appel d. Arterburn and 
Arterburn, 6/1, 10/8, 7/5. FINAL ROUND— Eager and Bixby d. Grinstead and Appel, 
4/6, 6/1, 6/2, 6/4. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Miss Mary Doherty d. Miss Marcella Coll, 7/5, 6/2; Miss Mary Mason 
d Miss Helen Armstrong, 6/1, 6/0. SECOND ROUND— Miss Irma Breuer d. Miss Alma 
Steedman, 6/4, 6/1; Miss Mary Shreve Lyons d. Miss Doherty, 6/1, 6/3; Miss Mason d. 
Miss Evelyn Sweeney. 6/2, 8/6; Miss Madelle Lyons d. Miss Ruth Garr, 6/4, 6/8, 6/1. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Mary Shreve Lyons d. Miss Breuer, 6/1, 6/2; Miss Madelle 
Lyons d. Miss Mason, 6/1, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Miss Madelle Lyons d. Miss Mary 
Lyons, by default. __^__ 

Ohio State Championships 

W. S. McEllroy of Pittsburgh. Pa., won the Ohio State championship title, 
in singles, at the tournament held at the East End Tennis Club, Cleveland, 
beginning June 19. His opponent in the final round was J. G. Nelson of Man- 
Chester, N. H., whom he defeated in straight sets. The doubles went to A F 
Reed and J. C. Royon, a Cleveland pair, and Mrs. Harry Bickle of Toronto tooK 
the women s singles. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. „ ^ oun/i w T 

FIRST ROUND-C. A. Carran d. H. C. Penfield, 6/0, 6/0; S. W. Cabell d. R. J. 

Anthony, 6/1, 6/4; C. R. Ap thorp d. R. R. Alexander, 6/0, 6/2; H. W. Botten d. M. t. 



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Moatz, 7/5, 6/4; Gordon Minor d. C. H. Royon, 10/8, 9/7; R. L. Hayes d. H. Clark, 6/4, 
6/1; H. L. Nash d. S. B. Nicholson, 6/3, C/3; A. G. Fewsmith d. Albert Kroehle, 1/6, 6/3, 
6/2; J. C. Royon d. H. M. Hooker, 6/0, 6/3; Irwin Smith d. Roger Cabell, 9/7, 6/3; F. 
H. Hobson d. L. A. Krauss, 6/2, 6/3; C. B. Mueller d. Paul Kroehle, 6/3, 7/5; H. Vail d. 
F, H. Emery, 6/0, 6/2; J. G. Nelson d. R. E. Slough, 6/0, 6/0; Paul Westenhaver d. V. 
K. Glidden, 1/6, 6/2, 6/3; R. P. Abbey d. C. Garland, 6/1, 6/2; W. L. Palmer d. F. M. 
Slough, 6/1, 6/1; A. F. Reed d. E. L. Ostendorf, 6/2, 6/2; A. T. Hobson d. G. B. Marty, 
3/6, 6/2, 8/6; J. Virden, Jr. d. Kirk Reid, 8/6, 6/2; A. Van Duzer d. A. P. Beckerle, 6/0, 
6/2. SECOND ROUND— T, R. Putsche d, H. Andrews, 6/3, 5/7, 6/1; Sherman Manches- 
ter d. Reed Camplejohn, 6/3, 6/3; L. N. Keith d. Ralph Oster, 6/3, 0/6, 6/1; Carran d. 
H. T. Loomis, by default; S. W. Cabell d. Apthorp, 6/4, 6/0; Minor d. Botten, 6/3, 6/3; 
C. O. Benton d. Hayes, 6/1, 6/2; Nash d. Fewsmith, 6/2, 6/2; J. C. Royon d. Smith, 6/0, 
6/1; Mueller d. T. H. Hobson, 6/3, 6/4; Nelson d. Vail, 6/4, 6/4; Westenhaver d. Abbey, 
2/6, 6/4, 6/3; Reed d. Ostendorf, 6/4, 6/2; N. C. Holmes d. A. T. Hobson, 6/4, 5/7, 6/3; 
Virden d. Van Duzer, 6/3, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— W. S. McEllroy d. Putsche, 6/1, 6/2; 
Manchester d. Keith, 6/1, 2/6, 6/2; Carran d. S. W. Cabell, 7/5, 6/4; Benton d. Minor, 
6/3, 7/5; J. C. Royon d. Nash, 6/3, 6/3; Nelson d. Mueller, 6/4, 7/5; Reed d, Westen- 
haver, 6/3, 7/5; Virden d. Holmes, 6/0, 6/2. FOURTH ROUND— McEllroy d. Manches- 
ter, 6/4, 9/7; Benton d. Carran, 6/1, 5/7, 6/3; Nelson d. J. C. Royon, 9/7, 6/2; Virden d. 
Reed, 6/2, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— McEllroy d. Benton, by default; Nelson d. Vir- 
den, 6/3, 7/5, 5/7, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— McEllroy d. Nelson, 6/2, 6/2, 6/4. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Reid and F. Wagner d. Marty and Moatz, 6/3, 6/2; S. W. Cabell and 
Camplejohn d. Carran and Andrews, 13/11, 4/6, 9/7; Oster and Vail d. Holmes and Nich- 
olson, 7/5, 6/3; McEllroy and Chisholm Garland d. C. Wiebenson and Ingalls, 6/4, 3/6, 
6/2; Van Duzer and Palmer d. C. H. Royon and Krauss, 6/4, 7/5; R. Burroughs and B. 
Burroughs d. Beckerle and Emery, 8/6, 6/4; Nash and Prescott d. A. Kroehle and P. 
Kroehle, 9/7, 3/6, 6/2; Putsche and Manchester d. C. C, Warren and C. Duffy, 6/0, 6/1. 
SECOND ROUND— S. W. Cabell and Camplejohn d. Reid and Wagner, 6/1, 6/4; Oster 
and Vail d. Westenhaver iind Abbey, 4/6, 9/7, 6/3; McEllroy and Garland d. Van Duzer 
and Palmer, 6/4, 6/3; Reed and J. C. Royon d. Burroughs and Burroughs, 6/2, 6/3; Nash 
and Prescott d. Smith and Clark, 7/5, 6/0; Keith and Hayes d. R. Cabell and Fewsmith, 
6/2, 6/2; Virden and Minob d. F. H. Hobson and Apthorp, 4/6, 6/1, 6/2; Putsche and 
Manchester d. Nelson and Mueller, 5/7, 6/2, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Oster and Vail d. S. 
W. Cabell and Camplejohn, 6/4, 6/4; Reed and J. C. Royon d. McEllroy and Garland, 
6/2, 6/3; Nash and Prescott d. Keith and Hayes, 6/3, 4/6, 6/2; Putsche and Manchester 
d. Virden and Minor, 6/1, 2/6, 6/4. SEMI FINAL ROUND— Reed and J. C. Royon d. 
Oster and Vail, 8/6, 6/1, 6/3; Putsche and Manchester d. Nash and Prescott, 6/1, 5/7, 
6/3, 5/7, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Reed and J. C. Royon d. T. R. Putsche and Manchester, 
6/3, 8/6, 6/1. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 

FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Harry Bickle d. Miss Martha Guthrie, 6/3, 6/2. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND — Miss Martha Guthrie and Miss B'rances Brainard d. Mrs. Harry 
Bickle and Miss Florence Best, 6/4, 8/6. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Martha Guthrie and W. S. McEllroy d. Mrs. Harry Bickle and 
J. G. Nelson, 6/3, 6/2. 

MEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES, 
FINAL ROUND— S. B. Nicholson d. R, R. Alexander, 6/4, 6/4. 



Michigan State Championships 

Jerry Weber, one of Chicago's half dozen ranking players and a member of 
the Yale University team, won the Michigan State championship in singles at 
the tournament held on the courts of the Detroit Tennis Club, beginning 
August 9. Weber and A. L. Green. Jr., the former champion, annexed the dou- 
bles, and Miss Buda Stephens captured the women's singles. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— G. L. Wright d. F. H. Floyd, 6/1, 1/6, 6/3; J. P. Gardiner d, Ray- 
mond St. John, 6/4, 6/2; H. E. Forster d. C. U. Shreve, 6/0, 6/2; A. L. Green, Jr. d. A. 



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DeG. Wilkinson, 6/3, 6/1; Clinton Edwards d. C. T. Kross, 3/6, 6/3, 6/2; H. L. Corey d. 
Arthur Webster, 6/0, 6/2; E. H. Spicer d. Albert Kaltschmidt, 12/10, 6/3; Theodore 
Lightner d. G. L. Stocking, 6/2, 8/6; P. J. Donovan d. G. A. Rathbun. 6/0, 4/6, 6/0; Fritz 
Radford d. Howard Lowrie, 6/0, 6/3; C. N. Mack d. N. C. LeSueur, 3/6, 8/6, 6/3; Martin 
Dodd d. A. H. Doolittle, 6/1, 6/1; R. H. Doughty d. Philip Robinson. 6/0, 6/1; James 
Weber d. Russell Bixel. 6/2, 6/4; Fred C. Ford d. F. W. Atkinson, 7/5, 3/6, 6/2; John 
Codd d. J. A. Bucknall, 6/1, 6/1: D. J. Hodges d. E. P. Nevin, 6/2, 3/6, 6/2; Bryan Thomas 
d. Carl Baseman, 6/2, 6/3; I. H. Reindel d. Walter Westbrook, 4/6, 6/0, 6/2. SECOND 
ROUND— H. W. Webber d. C. E. Bird, 10/8, 6/2; M. G. Ketchum d. J. A. Morse, 6/2, 
6/2; Ralph Stone, Jr. d. W. R. Streeter, 6/2, 3/6, 6/3; Gardiner d. Wright, 6/3, 4/6, 6/4; 
Green d. Forster, 6/3, 8/6; Corey d. Edwards, 6/4, 6/2; Lightner d. Spicer, 6/2, 6/2; Rad- 
ford d. Donovan, 6/1, 6/2; Mack d. Dodd, 1/6, 6/3, 6/4; Doughty d. Wright, 6/0, 6/0; 
James Weber d. Ford, 4/6, 6/1, 6/4; Codd d. Hodges, 6/3, 6/2; Reindel d. Thomas, 6/1, 
6/2; Jerrv Weber d. H. D. Baker, 6/1, 6/1; H. G. Stevens d. F. L. Aguinaldo, 6/0, 6/0; 
W. R. Walsh d. John Bixel, 6/8, 6/0, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— Ketchum d. H. W. Webber, 
6/2, 6/0; Gardiner d. Stone, 6/0, 6/0; Green d. Corey, 1/6, 6/3, 6/3; Lightner d. Radford, 
6/3, 6/0; Doughty d. Mack, 6/4, 1/6, 6/3; James Weber d. Codd, 6/2, 3/6, 8/6; Jerry Weber 
d. Reindel, 6/2, 6/4; Stevens d. Walsh, 6/0, 6/1. FOURTH ROUND— Ketchum d. Gardi- 
ner, 6/4, 6/4; Green d. Lightner, 4/6, 6/2, 6/2; Doughty d. James Weber, 6/4, 6/2; Jerry 
Weber d. Stevens, 6/1, 7/5. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Green d. Ketchum, 6/1, 6/1; Jerry 
Weber d. R. H. Doughty, 6/2, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Weber d. Green, Jr., 6/3, 6/1, 6/2. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Stevens and Spicer d. Atkinson and St. John, 7/5, 8/6; Lightner and 
Stone d. Beecher and Johnson, 6/3, 6/2; Walsh and Le Sueur d. Cook and Camp, 7/5, 6/3; 
Bird and Taft d. Hodges and Rathbun, 8/6, 5/7, 6/3; Peter and G. L. Wright d. Cress- 
well and Reese, 6/0, 6/1; Doughty and Reindel d. Stone and E. P. Wright, 6/1, 6/1. 
SECOND ROUND— Green and Jerry Weber d. Webster Rice and Wray, 6/2, 6/3; 
Morse and Raseman d. Bourke and Croul, 6/2, 6/4; Lightner and Stone d. Stevens and 
Spicer, 6/3, 6/2; Walsh and Le Sueur d. Bird and Taft, 6/3, 6/1; Doughty and Reindel d. 
Peter and Wright, 6/3, 6/0; Ketchum and James Weber d. Thomas and Corey. 6/1, 6/2; 
Owen and Emerson d. Gardiner and Dodd, 6/4, 4/6, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— Green and 
Jerry Weber d. Westbrook and Stocking, 6/0, 6/4; Lightner and Stone d. Morse and 
Raseman, 6/2, 4/6, 6/1; Doughty and Reindel d. Walsh and Le Sueur, 6/1, 6/1; Ketchum 
and James Weber d. Owen and Emerson, 8/6, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Green and 
Jerry Weber d. Lightner and Stone, 6/2, 6/2; Ketchum and James Weber d. Doughty 
and Reindel, 6/0, 4/6, 7/5. FINAL ROUND— Green and Jerry Weber d. Ketchum and 
James Weber, 6/3, 3/6, 4/6, 6/4, 6/4. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Buda Stephens d. Miss Elizabeth Metcalf, 6/1, 4/6, 6/0. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Frances Waldby and Miss Emily Stark d. Miss Buda Stephens 
and Miss Elizabeth Metcalf, 6/2, 5/7, 6/1. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Buda Stephens and A. L. Green, Jr. d. Miss Dorothy Holt and 
Carl Raseman, 6/1, 6/1. 

MEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Walter Westbrook d. F. W. Atkinson. 5/7, 6/2, 6/3. 



Indiana State Championships 

By Thomas A. Hendricks. 

The appearance of a large number of promising youngsters was the one 
encouraging feature to relieve the general aspect of mediocre tennis at the 
Indiana State tournament, held at Indianapolis the week of July 11. The 
local veterans showed no improvement in their form over that of previous 
years, Will Fleet of Culver being the only Hoosier to reach the semi-finals. In 
the final round Charles Garland, the sixteen-year-old Pittsburgh star, had 



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little trouble in disposing of N. W. Swayne of Philadelphia, who up to this 
point had proved invincible. 

Thirteen new comers in tennis circles raised hopes that Indiana may at 
some time have a player of national reputation. All thirteen are boys rang- 
ing from seventeen years down to Rice and Cox, the twelve-year-old team. 
These lads are avoiding the old Indiana failing of sticking to the backline, 
and are perfectlv willing to fight it out at the net, win or lose. The next 
few years should bring several of the following to a point where they can 
hope to successfully cope with real stars. These boys are Billy Ervin, Cotton, 
Koehler, Porter Seidensticker, the Bastian and Cox brothers, Freddy Gignil- 
liat, Johnny Henessey, Tweed Bornstein, Meyer, Kahn, Gordon Rice, and Cox. 

There were no startling changes in the women's tournament. Mrs. I. Watt 
Pugh defended her title successfully. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Chisholm Garland d. Miller, G/1, 6/1; Hence Orme d. Kramer. 6/2, 6/2; 
Meyer d. G. Rice, 6/2, 6/2; Troutwine d. H. H. Rice, 6/4, 6/2; Voshell d. Whitcomb, 
6/2, 6/1; Hanson d. Wayne, 6/0, 6/0; B. Hendricks d. Bieler, 6/4, 6/1; Pugh d. F. H. 
Cox, 6/2, 6/4; Ott d. Jacob, 6/1, 6/2; Mackrell d. Bixby, 6/3, 6/1; Gavin d. Wagner, 6/2, 
7/5; Anthony d. Layman, 8/6, 6/0; Tennant d. Browder, 6/1, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— 
Chisholm Garland d. Orme, 6/3, 2/6, 6/3; Troutwine d. Meyer, 6/2, 6/2; Voshell d. Han- 
son, 6/0, 6/1: Sutphin d. Humes, 6/4, 6/1; Hennessey d. Wilson, 6/2, 7/5; Ervin d. Coons, 
6/4, 6/3; Eaglesfield d. Stenger, 6/2, 6/1; Brodix d. Dickie, 6/3, 6/3; Humphrey d. Mont- 
gomery, 6/2, 6 '3; Kipp d. Moffet, 6/1, 6/2; Kegley d. Darnall, 6/4, 7/5; T. Hendricks d. 
L. O. Cox, 6/2, 9/7; Llovd d. R. Ritchie, 6/1, 6/2; Denny d. LeBlond, 6/3, 8/6; Parker d. 
Cunins, 6/0, 4/6, 6/2; Fleet d, Peyton, 6/0, 6/2; B. Bastian d. Shepard, 6/1, 6/3; Swayne 
d. Troemel, 6/3, 6/3; Thomas d. Lyons, 6/2, 6/4; Koehler d. Simmons, 6/2, 6/3; Woods d. 
Gignilliat, 4/6, 8/6, 7/5; F. Bastian d. B. Hendricks, 6/1, 6/2; Pugh d. Ott, 6/1, 6/4; 
Anthonv d. Tennant, 6/2, 6/0. THIRD ROUND— Chisholm Garland d. Troutwine, 6/0, 9/7; 
Voshell" d. Serdensticker, 6/4, 3/6, 6/2; C. S. Garland d. Sutphin, 7/5, 6/0; Ervin d. Hen- 
nessey, 6/3, 6/8, 6/3; Eaglesfield d. Garvey, 6/1, 6/0; Brodix d. Humphrey, 6/3, 10/8; 
Kipp d. Kegley, 6/3, 6/0; Lloyd d. T. Hendricks, 6/2, 6/2; Parker d. Denny, 6/4, 3/6, 8/6; 
Fleet d. L. Ritchie, 6/3, 6/0; B. Bastian d. Dowden, 6/1, 1/6, 6/0; Trask d. Hunt, 6/3, 
6/1; Swavne d, Thomas, 6/0, 7/5; Koehler d. Woods, 2/6, 9/7, 7/5; F. Bastian d. Pugh, 
8/6, 6/2; Mackrell d. Anthony. 7/5, 6/2. FOURTH ROUND— Chisholm Garland d. Voshell, 
6/4, 6/1; C. S. Garland d. Ervin, 6/0, 6/1; Eaglesfield d. Brodix, 6/4, 6/2; Lloyd d. Kipp, 
6/4, 6/3; Fleet d. Parker, 6/2, 6/0; Trask d. B. Bastian, 6/3, 6/1; Swayne d. Koehler, 6/3, 
6/3; Mackrell d. F. Bastian, 7/5, 6/1. FIFTH ROUND— C. S. Garland d. Chisholm Gar- 
land, 6/0, 6/2; Llovd d. Eaglesfield, 6/3, 6/2; Fleet d. Trask, 7/5, 6/2; Swayne d. Mack- 
rell, 8/6, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— C. S. Garland d. Lloyd, 7/5, 6/2, 3/6, 7/5; Swayne 
d. Fleet, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Charles S. Garland d. Swayne, 6/1, 6/3, 6/1. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Palmer and Pratt d. Cox and Rice, 6/1, 6/0; Burt and Caldwell d. 
Steele and Smith, 6/2, 6/8, 6/2; Troemel and Jaffe d. Peyton and Neaville, 6/4, 8/6. 
SECOND ROUND— Troutwine and Hanson d. Palmer and Pratt, 6/3, 5/7, 6/3; Brodix 
and Brown d. Dickie and Ochiltree, 6/2, 6/3; Kipp and Hoag d. Ritchie and Dale, 6/3, 
6/0; Voshell and Bastian d. Orme and Stenger, 6/4, 6/2; Fleet and Gignilliat d. Ritchie 
and Warlevs, 6/2. 6/1; Chisholm Garland and C. S. Garland d. L. O. Cox and F. C. Cox, 
6/2, 7/5; Coons and Darnall d. Gavin and Atwater, 6/1, 6/3; Mackrell and Thomas d. 
Pugh and Rice, 6/3, 8/6; Humes and Sutphin d. Whitcomb and Welborn, 6/2, 6/1; Trask 
and Hendricks d. Seidensticker and Pray, 6/2, 8/6; LeBland and Garvey d. Wayne and 
Simmons, 6/0, 6/4; Humphrey and Hennessey d. Layman and Masseck, 2/6, 6/0, 8/6; 
Swayne and Lloyd d. Polk and Iverson, 6/1, 6/1; Anthony and Kegley d. Woods and 
Moffet, 6/3, 6/2; Troemel and Jaffe d. Burt and Caldwell, 6/2, 6/0. THIRD RCUND— 
Troutwine and Hanson d. Brodix and Brown, 4/6, 6/1, 6/3; Kipp and Hoag d. Bornstein 
and Neal, 6/1, 6/3; Fleet and Gignilliat d. Voshell and Bastian, 6/4, 6/8, 6/4; Garland 
and Garland d. Coons and Darnall, 1/6, 6/2, 6/2; Mackrell and Thomas d. Humes and 
Sutphin, 6/2, 6/2; Trask and Hendricks d. LeBlond and Garvey, 6/1, 6/4; Swayne and 
Lloyd d. Humphrev and Hennesse--, 6/3, 6/0; Anthony and Kegley d. Troemel and Jaffe, 
6/0, 6/4. FOURTH ROUND— Kipp and Hoag d. Troutwine and Hanson, 6/2, 6/2; Gar- 
land and Garland d. Fleet and Gignilliat, 2/6, 6/2, 9/7; Mackrell and Thomas d. Trask 
and Hendricks, 6/4, 6/2; Swavne and Lloyd d. Anthony and Kegley, 6/1, 6/0. SEMI- 
FINAL ROUND— Garland and Garland d. Kipp and Hoag, 6/2, 5/7, 6/0; Mackrell and 
Thomas d. Swavne and Lloyd, 3/6, 6/2, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Mackrell and Thomas d. 
Chisholm Garland and C. S. Garland, 6/4, 6/4. (Two sets played by agreement.) 




140 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Wisconsin State Championships 

By Dr. N. A. Goddard. 

Heath T. Byford of Chicago won the singles with- 
out much difficulty and, paired with R. N. Hamilton 
Of Milwaukee, romped away with the doubles, not 
losing a set, in the twenty-eighth annual tennis 
tournament held at the Town Club, Milwaukee. Miss 
Neely, Western champion, took the women's singles 
and, with her partner. Miss Steever, won the doubles. 
Miss Waldo and G. Maxon, Jr., won the mixed 
doubles. 

The tournament was held during the week of 
August 16, the women's and mixed doubles finals 
running over until Tuesday, the 24th. while the 
men's finals were played on the 21st. The weather 
was ideal until the 24th, when a cold snap set in 
and the wind blew across the courts-, causing much 
inaccuracy. 

In the men's singles Byford came through to the 

final, losing only one set to Maxon in the semi-finals. 

Dr. N. a. Goddard. Hamilton came through the lower half, meeting 

Douglas Weller in the semi-finals and downing him 

in three straight sets, all of which were close. This was one of the feature 

matches of the tournament, and Hamilton was compelled to extend himself 

to win. 

The first two sets of the final were Byford's without much difficulty. In the 
third, after having the match apparently in his grasp at 5/1, Byford took a 
sudden slump and Hamilton, driving deadly and taking everything over head 
for a "kill" ran the set out at 8/6. The fourth set bid fair to be a repetition of 
the third, Byford holding Hamilton at 5/2, when the latter took a brace, boost- 
ing the score to 5-all, at which point Byford broke through and scored the 
match on his own service. 

The doubles proved less interesting, Alfred Weller and G. Maxon, Jr., com- 
ing through their half, met Hamilton and Byford in the final. The first two 
sets were all Byford and Hamilton, but the third showed Weller and Maxon 
at their best. The latter, however, after having the set at 5/1 hy out-volley- 
ing their opponents, lost their stride and threw the set at 7/5. 

Miss Carrie B. Neely met a difficult proposition in Miss Martha Charles in 
the early rounds of the women's singles. Hard cross-court drives, taken from 
the high bounding returns of Miss Neely, almost proved the la^"ter's undoing. 
However, Miss Neely's steadiness won her the match at 4/6, 6/4, 7/5. Miss 
Neely met Mrs. Miller of Chicago in the final. The court was damp and the 
air cold and windy. The match was Miss Neely's all the way through and 
she won at 6/3, 6/2. 

Miss Neely and Miss Steever in the doubles had difficulty only in the final, 
where they met Miss Charles and Miss Miller. The match brought out some 
unusually clever close net work and lobbing, but after the first set the match 
was easily taken by Miss Neely and Miss Steever, 4/6, 6/1, 6/2. 

The final of the mixed doubles brought Miss Charles and R. N. Hamilton 
and Miss Waldo and G. Maxon, Jr., together. Both teams had an easy way 
to the decisive match. The women proved quite efficient in handling drives, 
but seemed unable to cope with the men's "twist" service. The match was close 
all the way through. Miss Waldo and Maxon finally winning at 7/5, 4/6, 6/4. 

Spencer had difficulty in getting started against Gibbs in the men's consola- 
tion singles. The former won, however, at 5/7. 10/12, 6/4. 7/5, 6/2. Sloss 
and Neilson took the consolation doubles, and Miss Amanda Falker, former 
State champion, won the women's consolation singles. 

This is the first time in the history of the State competition that the 
women's tournament has been held in conjunction with the men's. The addi- 
tion of mixed doubles was also made. From the standpoint of all contestants 
the tournament was a complete success. The foot-fault rule was held to iQ 
the best possible spirit. Summaries : 



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MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— E. H. Smith d. W. C. Jackman, 6/1, 6/2; George Rowe d. H. N. 
Crawford, 6/3, 6/1; Alfred Weller d. Hoffman Birkhead, 6/0, 4/6, 6/0; Lester Seefeld 
d. W. M. Chester, 6/3, 5/7, 9/7; C. E. Spencer d. A. Waite, by default; Glenway Maxou 
d. Guy Blaisdell, 6/3, 6/1; E. R. Benson d. Carl Vogel, 6/1, 6/2; Joe Pollard d. N. M. 
Chester, 6/4, 6/3; L. W. Boyle d. E. F. Lawrence, 4/6, 7/5, 6/3; Thornton Green d. W. 
S. Langley, 6/3, 6/2; Seymour Weller d. Ed. Brennen, 6/0, 6/1; Douglas Mathias d. 
M, Schneider, 6/2, 6/4; C. R. Rounds d. John Wahl, 6/2, 5/7, 7/5; Joe D. Patton d. H. 
Uehlein, bj^ default; Al. Lindauer d. G. Hamilton, by default; E. R. Peterson d. E, 
Raisen, 7/5. 6/4; H. H. Efflandt d. T. W. Gerhardy, 6/2, 6/2; Douglas Weller d. H. W. 
Schueler, 6/2, 6/1; Charles Stewart d. Franklin Pierce, 6/3, 3/6, 6/3; A. M. Kellogg d. 
H. B. Wells, by default; C. Scudder Peter d. L. C. Rohn, by default; H. Haskins d. 
H. A. Kissenich, 6/2, 6/2; George Graebner d. W. Meyer, 7/5, 6/1; Herbert Hewitt d. 
Emmett Donnaley, 6/2, 1/6, 8/6. SECOND ROUND— John Paddock d. W. T. Dooley, 
6/0, 6/2; Heath Byford d. George Gibbs, 6/2, 6/4; Smith d. Rowe, 6/3, 7/5; A. Weller 
d. Seefeld, 6/2, 6/3; Maxon d. Spencer, 4/6, 6/1, 6/2; Pollard d. Benson, 6/2, 1/6, 6/2; 
Green d. Boyle, 6/3, 6/3; S. Weller d. Mathias, 6/3, 7/5; Rounds d. Patton, 6/0, 6/1; 
Peterson d. Lindauer, by default; D. Weller d. Efflandt, 6/3, 6/2; Stewart d. Kellogg, 
by default; Haskins d. Peter, 6/1, 6/1; Hamilton d. Graebner, 6/1, 6/0; Hewitt d. Law- 
rence Lee, by default; William Wolf d. A. Schlesinger, by default. THIRD ROUND — 
Byford d. Paddock, 6/1, 6/0; A. Weller d. Smith, 9/7, 8/6; Maxon d. Pollard, 7/5, 6/3; 
S, Weller d. Green, 7/5, 5/7, 6/3; Rounds d. Peterson, 6/1, 2/6, 7/5; D. Weller d. 
Stewart, 6/3, 6/4; Hamilton d. Haskin, 6/1, 6/2; Wolf d. Hewitt, 8/10, 6/3, 6/3. FOURTH 
ROUND— Byford d. A. Weller, 6/3, 6/1; Maxon d. S. Weller, 6/3, 6/2; D. Weller d. 
Rounds, 6/3, 6/4; Hamilton d. Wolf, 6/3, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Byford d. Maxon, 
6/1, 6/2, 6/8, 6/2; Hamilton d. Weller, 6/4, 6/4, 8/6. FINAL ROUND— Byford d. 
Hamilton, 6/2, 6/3, 6/8, 7/5. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Wahl and Lee d. Efflandt and Krueger, 3/6, 6/0, 6/3; S. Weller and 
D. Weller d. M. Schneider and W. Meyer, 6/1, 6/2; E. R. Peterson and Douglas Mathias 
d, W. Wolf and Carl Vogel, 6/0, 6/1; Swift Miller and E. R. Benson d. W. S. Langley 
and Guy Blaisdell, 6/1, 6/4; Alfred Weller and G. Maxon d. Geo. Graebner and Haskin, 
6/1, 6/3; N. E. Dusty and K. K. Nichols d. A. C. Sloss and I. A. Neilson, 4/6, 9/7, 7/5; 
H. Birkhead and C. E. Spencer d. W. C. Jackman and S. Root, 6/4, 6/3; Heath Byford 
and R. N. Hamilton d. W. T. Dooley and J. C. Sneddon, 6/1, 6/1; C. C. Stewart and 
Joe Pollard d. Donnelly and Hewitt, by default; Earl Raisen and C. R. Rounds d. C. S. 
Peter and T. W. Gerhardy, 6/1, 6/2. SECOND ROUND — Boyle and Kissenich d. Neely 
and partner, by default; Weller and Weller d. Wahl and Lee, 7/5, 8/6; Miller and 
Benson d. Peterson and Mathias, 6/2, 12/10; Weller and Maxon d. Dusty and Nichols, 
6/3, 6/3; Byford and Hamilton d. Birkhead and Spencer, 6/2, 6/4; Stewart and Pollard 
d. Raisen and Rounds, 6/1, 6/2; Thornton Green and T. S. Watson d. Geo. Gibbs and 
T. H. Spence, 7/9, 6/0, 7/5; Robert McMynn and T. H. Smith d. Schueler and Genz, 
6/2, 6/3. THIRD ROUND — Weller and Weller d. Boyle and Kissenich, 6/1, 6/3; 
Weller and Maxon d. Miller and Benson, 6/3, 6/4; Byford and Hamilton d. Stewart 
and Pollard, 6/1, 6/2; Smith and McMynn d. Green and Watson, 2/6, 6/1, 6/4. SEMI- 
FINAL ROUND — A. Weller and Glenway Maxon d. Douglas and S. Weller, 6/4, 6/4. 
7/5; Bvford and Hamilton d. McMynn and Smith, 6/3, 6/2, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Byford 
and Hamilton d. A. Weller and G. Maxon, 6/2, 6/2, 7/5. 



Illinois State Championships 

By a. H. Lawson. 

Heath Byford won the singles title and Byford and Alex. Squalr the doubles 
honors in the tournament for the Illinois State championships held on the turf 
courts of the Wanderers Tennis Club of Chicago, beginning July 17. The 
largest entry in the history of the event was received, and it proved to be one 
of the most interesting tournaments ever held under the auspices of the Wan- 
derers Club. The courts were in fine condition in spite of the somewhat unsat- 
isfactory tennis weather during the season. Upsets and reversals were 
frequent. 

Probably the biggest surprise was the defeat of Walter Hayes, in the fourth 
round, by A. J. Lindauer. former University of Chicago interscholastic cham- 
pion. Hayes had been playing excellent tennis up to this time, but the low 
bounds on the turf courts and the strong wind seemed to bother him. Lin- 



142 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

dauer played with confidence, and while Hayes won the first, a deuce set, 
L/indauer took the upper hand in the second and, by clever playing, won the 
second and third sets by low scores. 

The following day Byford defeated Lindauer. 6/1. 6/1. and Alex. Squalr 
showed some of his last year's form by defeating Jerry Weber, 6/1, 6/3 ; Bur- 
dick defeated Gifford. 8/6. 6/0. and C. G. Hill, former Yale player, caused 
another sensation by defeating Al Green, Michigan State champion, in straight 
Bets. 

The closest contest of the tournament occurred In the semi-finals, when 
Byford and Squair met in a long five-set match. Squair started off with a 
dash, taking the first two sets, but Byford played a steady, consistent game 
throughout, and by clever volleying, deep lobbing and drives close to the side 
lines, overcame Sq'uair's lead and won the match. 

The singles final round was decided before a good-sized gallery. Playing 
a consistent game, with a reliance on lobs, Byford got off to a fine start. He 
won the first two sets. 6/1, 6/1. Burdick. on the other hand, seemed nervous 
and over-anxious, and not until the third set did he show any of the good 
tennis he is capable of playing. However, this spurt came too late, and Byford 
won the last and deciding set, 9/7. 

The doubles matches turned out as fans, who had been watching previous 
tournaments, expected they would. The fourth round brought out such well- 
known teams as Hayes and Burdick. James and James, Carver and Evans, 
Byford and Squair. and Jerry Weber and Al Green. Jr. Probably the most 
exciting contest of the round was when Gifford and Ketchum. after a hard 
struggle, defeated Weber and Green in a closely fought four-set match. 9/7, 
10/8, 2/6. 6/3. In the semi-final round Hayes and Burdick defeated James 
and James, the Northwestern University stars. 6/3. 6/2. 6/3. Byford and 
Squair. who were showing much better form than In previous tournaments, 
trimmed Gifford and Ketchum, 7/9, 6/3, 6/3, 7/5. In the final round Byford 
and Squair met their old rivals. Hayes and Burdick. The latter team had 
defeated Byford and Squair twice before during the season in tournaments 
held on clay courts. On the grass courts, however, Byford and Squair seemed 
to play better tennis, and won in a five-set match. 

The women's singles was won by Miss C. B. Neely. who. In order to do so, 
^as forced to defeat Miss Voorhees. Central West women's champion ; Mrs. 
Edward H. Brewer, and Mrs. McNeil, city champion. 

Miss Lee and Miss Voohees won the doubles championship by defeating Miss 
I^eely and Mrs. Cudahy. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— W. T. Haves d. H. Llndguest, 6/0. 6/2; J. J. Halstead d. A. N, Ver- 
iion, 6/2, 6/3; H. Reader, Jr. d. W. O. Moody, 6/4, 6/3; A. Bennett d. F. F. Winans, 
6/3, 6/4; A. S. Buhar d. Lee Campbell, 6/2, 6/3; Heath Byford d. P. J. Peel, 6/3, 6/4; E. 
T. Pancoast d. D. T. Richardson, 6/1, 6/4; T. H. Cochrane d. P. Segae, 5/7, 8/6, 6/2; F. 
liosley d. L. Biidd, 6/4, 6/4; Jerry Weber d. A. L. Green, Jr., 6/3, 8/6; H. O. Turvey d. 
A. E. Whitman. 6/4, 6/4; H, IngersoU d. C. E. Show, 6/4, 6/2; J. C. Neely d. H. C. 
"Waef, 6/2, 6/2: P. Bennett d. S. P. Cook, 6/2, 6/3; D. Robertson d. C. E. Ketchum, 6/0. 
6/0; H. Hodge d. L. Murphy, 6/1, 6/0; W. W. Kochs d. G. Newberg, 6/3, 7/5; H. Gif- 
ford d. G. V. Rose. 6/0, 6/0; E. W. Howland d. Dr. J. S. Bridges, 1/6, 6/1, 6/0: F. S. 
Weadley d. W. D. Washburn, 6/1, 2/6, 8/6; M. G. Ketchum d. H. F. Smith, 6/3, 6/2; L. 
M. Gooder d. W. J. Hopple, 6/4. 2/6, 6/4; B. Evans d. R. B. Anthony, 6/1, 6/3; James 
Weber d. B. H. Jarvis, 6/1, 6/3; R, H. Burdick d. H. H. Kittleman, 6/1, 6/0; M. H. 
James d. L. B. Reed.v, 6/1, 6/4; H. S. Knox d. C. Cole, 5/7, 6/1, 6/1; C. G. Hill d. A. 
C. Nielsen, 6/3, 6/3; W. SAvift d. W. D. Hadsall, 6/0, 6/3; J. A. Farley d. L. D. Eraser, 
6/1, 6/4: A. Snow d. N. Diedrich, 6/1. 6/1; J. N. Davis d. A. Sanger. 6/2, 6/1; A. L. 
Green, Jr. d. E. A. Knoohe. 6/3. 6/4. SECOND ROUND— K. Merrill d. J. L. Canby, 6/0, 
6/3; A. Lindauer d. R. Birmingham. 7/5, 6/1; Hayes d. C. Page, 6/0, 6/0; Reader d. 
Halstead, 6/4, 6/3; Buhar d. A. Bennett, 6/1, 6/2; Byford d. Pancoast, 6/1, 6/4: Cochrane 
d. Losley, 6/1, 6/0; R. E. Turvey d. H. B. Walfe, 6/2, 6/2; Jerry Weber d. H. O. Tur- 
vey, 6/1, 6/3; H. IngersoU d. C. F. Custer, 3/6, 6/4, 6/4; Neely d. M. Terry, 6/0. 6/1; P. 
Bennett d. Robertson, 6/2. 6/3; A. Squair d. D. McLanoy, 6/2, 6/0; G. L. Brennan d. A. 
Van Straaten, 6/3, 6/4: Hodge d. Kochs. 6/3, 6/3; R. L. VanArsdale d. R. W. Single- 
tory, 6/2, 6/3; Gifford d. F. Heitman, by default; Howland d. A. Wallerstein, 7/5, 6/4; 
C. H. Burlingame d. E. S. Weadley, 6/1, 6/3; Ketchum d. Gooder, 6/0, 6/1; Evans d. H. 
E. James. 4/6. 6/1, 5/4; Jerry Weber d. H. Ries, by default; Burdick d. D. Wisterviet, 
6/1, 6'1; James d. Knox, 6/1, 6/1; Hill d. Swift, 8/6, 6/4; W. S. Miller d. Farley, 6/3, 



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6/3; Snow d. Davis, 6/0, 6/0; A. L. Green, Jr. d. F. Torrant, by default; R. D. Carver 
4. L. Nichols, 6/2, 6/4. THIRD ROUND— Lindauer d. Merrill, 6/0, 6/0; Hayes d. H. C. 
Yeoger, 6/0, 6/0; Buhar d. Reader, 6/2, 3/6, 8/6; Byford d. Cochrane, 6/4, 6/2; Jerry 
Weber d. R. E. Turvey, 6/2, 6/1; Neely d. IngersoU, 6/4, 7/5; Squair d. P. Bennett, 6/2, 
6/4; Brennan d. Hodge, 6/3, 6/4; Gifford d. VanArsdale, 6/3, 6/1; Burlingame d. How- 
land, 6/1, 6/2; M. G. Ketchum d. Evans, 7/5, 7/5; Burdick d. James Weber, 6/1, 6/4; 
Hill d. James, 6/4, 6/2; Miller d. Snow, 5/7, 6/3, 6/1; A. L. Green, Jr. d. E. H. Fabrice, 
6/1, 6/1; Carver d. Howe, 6/2, 7/5. FOURTH ROUND— Lindauer d. Hayes, 5/7, 6/3, 6/2; 
Byford d. Buhar, 6/1, 6/2; Jerry Weber d. Neely, 6/1, 6/1; Squair d. Hodge, 6/2, 6/1; 
Gifford d. Burlingame, 6/2, 6/1; Burdick d. M. G. Ketchum, 9/7, 6/4; Hill d. Miller, 4/6, 
6/2, 6/2; A. L. Green, Jr. d. Carver, 6/1, 6/3. FIFTH ROUND— Byford d. Lindauer, 6/1, 
6/1; Squair d. Jerry Weber, 6/1, 6/3; Burdick d. Gifford, 8/6, 6/0; Hill d. A. L. Green, 
Jr., 7/5, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Byford d. Squair, 3/6, 4/6, 6/2, 6/2, 8/6; Burdick d. 
Hill, 7/5, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Byford d. Burdick, 6/1, 6/1, 9/7. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Cochrane and Ingersoll d. Campbell and Murphy, 6/2, 6/2, 6/3; H. O. 
Turvey and R. E. Turvey d. Feritz and Wise, 6/4, 9/7, 6/1; Carver and Evans d. Pan- 
coast and Snow, 6/3, 7/5, 6/1; Snow and Hill d. Hoppe and Vernon, 6/1, 6/1, 6/1; Wis- 
terviet and Halstead d. Lindguest and Page, 6/0, 6/1, 6/2; Knox and Bennett d. Sin- 
gletory and Coler, 7/5, 7/5, 6/4; Cole and Ketchum d. Newman and Hisman, 6/1, 6/0, 6/1; 
Kochs and Merrill d. Bridges and Nichols, 6/4, 6/4, 4/6, 6/2; Burlingame and A. L. 
Green, Jr. d. Fabrice and Eraser, 6/2, 6/3, 6/4; Buhar and Anthony d. Cook and How- 
land, 6/2, 6/3, 6/3; Birmingham and Knoche d. Custer and Hadsall, 6/4, 8/10, 6/1, 6/4. 
SECOND ROUND— Hayes and Burdick d. Cochrane and Ingersoll, 7/5, 6/4, 6/3; James 
Weber and Segal d. Turvey and Turvey, 7/5, 6/3, 6/4; Gooder and Weadley d. Walfe 
and Weadley, 6/1, 6/3, 6/4; Carver and Evans d. Newberg and Heitman, 6/4, 7/5, 6/0; 
Wisterviet and Halstead d. Snow and Hill, by default; James and James d. Miller 
and Farley, 4/6, 6/3, 6/3, 6/3; Byford and Squair d. Knox and Bennett, 6/2, 6/3, 6/2; 
Cole and Ketchum d. Rose and Smith, by default; Nielson and Kittleman d. Kochs and 
Merrill, 6/4, 6/0, 6/3; Lindauer and Forstall d. A. L. Green, Jr. and Burlingame, 6/1, 
6/0, 6/0; Buhar and Anthony d. Dohm and Fox, by default; Birmingham and Knoche d. 
Thompson and Thompson, by default; Gifford and Ketchum d. Richardson and Yeoger, 
6/0, 6/1, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Jarvis and Brennan d. Robertson and VanArsdale, 8/6, 
6/2, 5/7, 6/4: Hayes and Burdick d. Segal and James Weber, 6/2, 6/1, 6/2; Carver and 
Evans d. Gooder and Weadley, 4/6, 6/3, 6/3, 7/5; James and James d. Westerviet and 
Halstead, 6/2, 4/6, 6/3, 6/3; Byford and Squair d. Cole and Ketchum, 6/2, 6/1, 6/4; Lin- 
dauer and Forstall d. Nielson and Kittleman, 6/4, 6/1, 6/1; Jerry Weber and A. L. 
Green, Jr. d. Buhar and Anthony, 6/4, 7/5, 6/3; Gifford and Ketchum d. Birmingham and 
Knoche, 6/0, 6/2, 6/3. FOURTH ROUND— Hayes and Burdick d. Jarvis and Brennan, 
6/1, 6/2, 6/0; James and James d. Carver and Evans, 6/3, 6/4, 8/6; Byford and Squair d. 
Lindauer and Forstall, 6/2, 6/2, 6/3; Gifford and Ketchum d. Jerry Weber and A. L. 
Green, Jr., 9/7, 10/8, 2/6, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Hayes and Burdick d. James and 
James, 6/3, 6/2, 6/3; Byford and Squair d. Gifford and Ketchum, 7/9, 6/3, 6/3, 7/5. 
FINAL ROUND— Byford and Squair d. Hayes and Burdick, 4/6, 6/4, 7/5, 3/6, 6/3. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss C. B. Neely d. Mrs. McNeil, 7/5, 6/1. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND — Miss Lee and Miss Voorhees d. Mrs. E. I. Cudahy and Miss Neely, 

7/5, 8/6. 



Minnesota State Championships 

John W. Adams. Jr., of Minneapolis, came back in great shape at the annual 
tournament for the Minnesota championships, held on the courts of the White 
Bear Yacht Club, White Bear Lake, beginning August 28. He defeated his old 
rival, Trafford Jayne, very handily in the singles, and took the doubles, too. 
paired with Ward C. Burton. Miss Marguerite Davis, champion of the previous 
year, again annexed the honors in events open to women, by winning the sin- 
gles, doubles and mixed doubles. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— M. Lampher d. F. M. Willson, 1/6. 6/3, 6/3: H. Edsall d. G. W. Beau- 
doux, 6/1, 6/3; H. V. Knoche d. DeCourcy, 6/2, 7/5: T. N. Jayne d. N. Buxton, 6/0, 6/0; 
A. J. Johnson d. W. Hananstein, 6/4, 6/1: S. Kinyon d. J. B. Armstrong, 6/1, 6/1; Hub- 



144 SPALDING'S I-AWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

bell d. L. Nelson, 6/0, 6/4; J, McGee d. W« O'Brien, 6/3, 6/2; S. R. Schweitzer d. J. 
Louis, 7/5, 6/0; C. Fraker d. Strothman, 7/5, 4/6, defaulted: J. Forney d. D. Haynie, 
6/4, 6/8, 6/4; Pribnow d. E. Powers, 6/2, 6/0; S. L. Cohen d. C. Ralph, 6/0, 6/3; C. San- 
ders d, Y. Lysle, G/0, 6/3; E. Griggs d. B. Shurmeier, 6/4, 6/1; H. Warner d. S. Fitz- 
gerald, 6/0. 6/1; E. B. Pierce d. L. Bordman, 6/0, 6/2; S. T. Bingham d. MacCourt, 6/4, 
6/3: J. Miller d. R. R. Dunn, 5/7, 6/3, 6/0; C. P. Brown d. R. Miller, 6/2, 9/7; J. Mat- 
thews d. John Washburn, 4/6, 6/1, 6/4; H. Adams d. S. G. Ordway, 7/5, 7/5; G. N. Nor- 
thrup d. Martin Coonan, 6/3, 8/6. SECOND ROUND— J. H. Wheeler d. Lampher, 7/5, 
6/3; Edsall d. S. A. Bokolya, by default; Knoche d. Lancaster, by default; Jayne d. J. 
Lawrence, by default; Johnson d. B. Griggs, 6/2, 8/6: Hubbell d. Kinyon, 7/5, 6/3; 
McGee d. J. Courtney, 6/3, 6/1: S. Stellwagen d. Schweitzer, by default: W. Barnes d. 
P. Beyer, 6/1, 6/1; R. Kennedy^. Poehler, 3/6, 6/4, 7/5; C. Fraker d. B. Adams, 6/0, 
6/1; Fourney d. Pribnow, 6/4, 6/4; Sanders d. Cohen, 4/6, 6/4, 6/1; C. G. Krause d. G. 
Seeger, 6/0, 6/3; R. M. Balch d. E. Griggs, 6/1, 6/3; M. W. Griggs d. J. W. Palmer, 
6/0, 6/2; Warner d. D. Chatfield, 7/5, 6/2; L. Ordway d. C. Norton, 6/3, 6/1; Pierce d. 
Bingham, 6/4, 6/2; Brown d. Miller, 8/6, 6/1; H. Adams d. Matthews, 6/2, 6/3; Northrup 
d. G. G. Jones, 6/4, 8/6; Albright d. Fraker, 7/5, 6/4; R. M. Burr d. John Cragie. 6/3. 6/0. 
THIRD ROUND— S. Thompson d. Zeismer, 5/7, 6/4. 8/6; Wheeler d. A. McC. Washburn, 
6/3, 6/3; Knoche d. Edsall, 6/0, 6/4; Jayne d. Johnson, by default; McGee d. Hubbell, 
9/7, 6/2; Stellwagen d. Barnes, 6/0, 6/2; Kennedy d. Fraker, 6/4, 6/3: Sanders d. Four- 
ney, 6/4, 6/4; Balch d. Krause, 6/4, 6/4; Warner d. M. W, Griggs, 3/6, 8/6. 6/0; Ordway 
d. Matteson. by default; Pierce d. Brown, 6/0, 6/0; H. Adams d. Northrup, 6/3, 7/5; J. 
W. Adams d. Hartwell, 6/0, 6/0; Burr d. Albright, 6/4, 6/1. FOURTH ROUND— 
Weatherby d. Thompson. 8/6. 6/3; Wheeler d. Knoche, 6/3, 3/6, 6/4; Jayne d. McGee, 
4/6, 11/9. 6/1; Stellwagen d. Kennedy. 6/4, 9/7; Sanders d. Balch, 3/6, 6/4, 10/8; Warner 
d. Ordwav. 6/3. 6/3: Pierce d. H. Adams, 6/1, 6/4; J. W. Adams d. Burr, 4/6, 7/5, 6/2. 
FIFTH ROUND— Wheeler d. Weatherby, 6/3. 6/1; Jayne d. Stellwagen. 7/5, 7/5; Sanders 
d. Warner. 6/3. 6/0; J. W. Adams d. Pierce, 6/0, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Jayne d. 
Wheeler. 11/9, 8/6, 9/7; Adams d. Sanders, 6/2, 6/2, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Adams d. 
Jayne, 6/0, 6/2, 6/1. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Balch and Barnes d. H. Adams and Sanders, 6/3, 6/4; Burr and Ken- 
nedy d. Palmer and Nelson, 6/2, 6/0: Krause and LaFans d. Knoche and partner, 8/6, 
defaulted: Ralph and Cragie d. Courtney and Weatherby, 6/1, 3/6, 6/3: Hubbell and Lyle 
d. Matthews and Miller, 7/5, 2/6, 7/5; Adams and Burton d. Armstrong and Dunn, 6/1, 
6/1; Fourney and Ordway d. Beyer and Hartwell, 1/6, 6/3, 6/4; Kinyon and Wheeler d. 
E. Griggs and B. Griggs, 6/3, 6/0; Ja.vne and Stellwagen d. Bokolya and Cahill. 6/0. 6/1. 
SECOND ROUND— Edsall and Thompson d. Welch and Noyes, 6/1, 6/1; Poucher and 
Pierce d. Balch and Barnes. 6/3, 6/4: Rumble and Cathcart d. Cohen and Pribnow, 6/4, 
6/8, 6/2; Krause and LaFans d. Burr and Kennedy, 2/6, 6/1, 8/6; Ralph and Cragie d. 
Foster and Cox, 7/5, 6/2; Hubbell and Lyle d. B. Adams and J. Washburn, 6/4, 6/1; 
Albright and DeCourcy d. Robertson and Poehler, 6/3, 8/6; Adams and Burton d. Ghent 
and Seeger, by default; Kinyon and Wheeler d. Fourney and Ordway, 6/3, 6/3; Jayne 
and Stellwagen d. Ralph and partner, by default. THIRD ROUND— Edsall and Thomp- 
son d. C. Fraker and W. Fraker. 6/3, 6/2; Pierce and Poucher d. Lampher and McGee, 
6/3. 3/6. 6/4; Krause and LaFans d. Rumble and Cathcart. 6/1. 7/6. 6/3: Griggs and 
Washburn d. Ralph and Cragie. 6/3. 6/2; Albright and DeCourcy d. Hubbell and Lyle, 
by default; Adams and Burton d. Kinyon and Wheeler. 6/3, 6/3; Jayne and Stellwagen 
d. Chatfield and partner, by default; Roberts and partner d. Wetzel and Johnson, by 
default. FOURTH ROUND— Edsall and Thompson d. Pierce and Poucher, 6/4, 7/5; 
Krause and LaFans d. Griggs and Washburn, 8/6, 9/7: Adams and Burton d. Albright 
and DeCourcv, 6/3, 4/6. 6/0: Jayne and Stellwagen. d. Roberts and partner, by default. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Edsall and Thompson d. Krause and LaFans. 6/8, 2/6, 7/5. 6/1, 
8/6; Adams and Burton d. Jayne and Stellwagen, 9/7, 8/6, 2/6, 6/0. FINAL ROUND— 
Adams and Burton d. Edsall and Thompson, 4/6, 6/4. 6/4, 6/4, 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Marguerite Davis d. Miss Alice Drake, 2/6, 6/2, 6/2. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND — Miss Marguerite Davis and Miss Lucille Davis d. Miss A. Drake anu 
Miss M. Curtis, 6/4, 3/6, 6/2. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND— Miss Marguerite Davis and Clarence Sanders d. Miss L. Davis and 
Sidney Kenyon. 

MEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES. 

FINAL ROUND— Wilson d. D. Haynie, 7/5, 6/4, 6/2. 



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Iowa State Championships 

Walter T. Hayes of Chicago won the Iowa State championship in singles at 
the tournament held on the Golf and Country Club courts, Des Moines, during 
the week of August 16. In the doubles, however, Hayes ^nd B. O. M. Bone- 
brake were defeated in the final round by J. S. Cannon and A. L. Lindauer in 
a five-set match. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Tollinger d. Fannon, by default; Bonebrake d. Koontz, by default; 
Linden d. Carpenter, 9/7, 3/6, 6/4; W. Henry d. J. B. Wallace, 6/0, 6/4; Richey d. 
Royal, by default; Harwood d. Jamieson, 6/3, 7/5; Dowson d. H, Hanson, 7/5, 7/5; Lin- 
dauer d. Linde, 6/1, 7/5; Hutchinson d. McCaughn, by default; Porter d. Hildebrandt, 
6/2, 6/2; Childs d. Kamber, 6/3, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Smith d. Friedlich, 6/0, 7/5; 
Gregory d. Greflf, by default; E. Monnet d. O'Meara, 6/3, 6/0; Bradley d. Isaacson, by 
default; H. E. Sweet d. Coggeshall, 6/0, 6/2; Hayes d. Raney, 6/0, 6/1; Brown d. Hye, 
by default: J. C. Monnet, Jr. d. Green, by default; Branson d. Johnston, 6/2, 6/0; 
Adams d. Rea, 6/2, 6/3; Wilder d. Schoonover, by default; Nicholson d. Bland, by de- 
fault; Lacy d. Potter, by default; Bonebrake d. Tollinger, 8/6, 8/6; Henry d. Linden, 
6/2, 6/0; Harwood d. Richey, 6/2, 6/2; Lindauer d. Dowson, 6/1, 7/5; Porter d. Hutchin- 
son, 6/2, 6/2; Beyer d. Childs, 6/4, 6/3; H. A. Wallace d. Proper, 5/7, 6/4, 6/1; Holcomb 
d. O. J. Sweet, 5/7. 6/3, 6/0; Bender d. Lurie, 6/3, 8/10, 6/1; Scribner d. Cramer, 6/0, 6/1; 
Van Ginkle d. Parker, 6/4, 6/2; Somers d. G. C. Hubbell, 6/2, 6/3; Cannon d. P. Henry, 
6/1, 6/0; Koch d. Hutchinson, 9/7, 6/4; Rerick d. Sterett, 6/4, 6/1; F. W. Hubbell d. 
Bryan, 6/3, 6/2; Craiger d. Lehman, by default; Newell d. Felt, by default; Hestwood 
d. Phillips. 6/0, 6/0. THIRD ROUND— Smith d. Gregory, 6/1, 6/0; E. Monnet d. Brad- 
ley, 6/3, 7/5; Hayes d. H. Sweet, 6/0, 6/1; J. C. Monnet. Jr., d. Brown, 6/1, 6/3; Branson 
d. Adams, 8/6, 6/3; Nicholson d. Wilder, 6/3, 6/3; Bonebrake d. Lacy, 5/7, 8/6, 6/4; 
Henry d. Harwood, 6/0, 2/6, 6/3; Lindauer d. Porter, 6/1, 6/0; Beyer d. H. A. Wallace, 
6/2, 6/4; Holcomb d. Bender, 6/2, 6/4; Scribener d. Van Ginkle, 6/3, 6/4; Cannon d. 
Somers, 6/1, 6/1; Koch d. Rerick, 6/2, 6/2; Craiger d. Hubbell, 6/4, 6/3; Newell d. Hest- 
wood, 6/1, 7/5. FOURTH ROUND— Monnet d. Smith, 6/3, 6/2; Hayes d. Monnet, Jr., 
6/0, 6/1; Branson d. Nicholson, 6/1, 6/4; Bonebrake d. Henry, 6/2, 6/3; Lindauer d. 
Beyer, 6/3, 6/3; Holcomb d. Scribener, 6/1, 6/4; Cannon d. Koch, 6/2, 3/6, 6/2; Newell d. 
Craiger, 6/0, 6/4. FIFTH ROUND— Hayes d Monnet, 6/1, 6/1; Branson d. Bonebrake, 
6/2, 6/4; Lindauer d. Holcomb, 6/4, 6/3; Cannon d. Newell. 6/1, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND— Hayes d. Branson, 6/0, 6/4, 3/6, 6/0; Lindauer d. Cannon, 6/2, 3/6, 6/3, 7/5. 
FINAL ROUND— Hayes d. Lindauer, 6/1, 6/1, 6/0. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Monnet and Newell d. Smith and H. A. Wallace, 6/2, 6/2; Proper 
and Coggeshall d. Dowson and Harwood. 6/1, 6/3; Koch and Scribener d. Van Ginkle 
and Hestwood, 8/6, 6/3; Bradley and Sweet d. Hubbell and Branson, 7/5, 2/6, 7/5; Lacy 
and Dr. Johnson d. Hasbrouck and Shaffer, 6/2. 7/9. 6/4; Cannon and Lindauer d. H. 
Sweet and Dr. Hansen. 6/4, 6/1; Henry and McCaughn d. Porter and Kelliher, 6/3, 6/2; 
Rurie and Rea d. Green and partner, by default; Adams and Holcomb d. Lynde and 
Polk, 6/3, 6/3; Nicholson and Rerick d. Hutchinson and Hutchinson, 6/1, 7/5; Beyera 
and Somers d. Carpenter and Wallace, 6/2, 6/0; Parker and Childs d. Wilder and 
O'Meara, 6/2, 6/0. SECOND ROUND— E. Monnet and Newell d. Bender and Jamieson, 
6/4, 6/2; Koch and Scribener d. Proper and Coggeshall, 6/2, 6/3; Bradley and Sweet d. 
Lacy and Johnston, 6/3, 6/4; Cannon and Lindauer d. Henry and McCaughn, 6/0, 6/2; 
Adams and Holcomb d. Lurie and Rea, 6/0, 6/1; Kamber and Sterett d. Nicholson and 
Rerick, 3/6, 6/3, 6/2; Beyer and Somers d. Parker and Childs, 6/3, 9/7; Hayes and Bone- 
brake d. G. Hubbell and J. C. Monnet, Jr., 6/1, 6/0. THIRD ROUND— Monnet and 
Newell d. Koch and Scribener, 6/3, 5/7, 9/7; Cannon and Lindauer d. Bradley and Sweet, 
6/1, 4/6, 6/0; Adams and Holcomb d. Kamber and Sterett, 5/7, 6/2, 6/3; Hayes and Bone- 
brake d. Beyer and Somers, 4/6, 6/3, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Cannon and Lindauer 
d. Monnet and Newell, 7/5, 2/6, 6/4, 7/5; Hayes and Bonebrake d. Adams and Holcomb, 
4/6, 10/8, 7/5, 3/6, 6/0. FINAL ROUND— Cannon and Lindauer d. Hayes and Bonebrake, 
3/6, 2/6, 20/18, 6/4, 6/2. 



Iowa Players Ranked, 1915 

The ranking of players made by the ranking committee of the Iowa State 
Lawn Tennis Association is as follows : 



146 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

SINGLES. 
1 — Fred W. Bradley. 6 — Harold L. Beyer. 

M. BONEBRAKE. 7 L. C. HeMSWORTH. 

Van Ginkle, 8 — George A. Baker. 

Miller. 9 — J. U. Yessler. 

SoMERS. 10 — Scott W. Smith. 

DOUBLES. 

1 — Fred W. Bradley and Olin J. Sweet. 

2 — P. E. Somers and H. L. Beyer. 

3 — George A. Baker and Pat'l G. White. 

4 — C. E. Parker and Fred Nye. 

5 — Kenneth Rerick and Roy King. 



2— B. 


O. 


3— J. 


G. 


4— D. 


B. 


5— P. 


E. 



Colorado State Championships 

Colorado's 1915 tennis tournament, held on the courts of the Denver Coun- 
try Club during the week of August 30, saw the passing of the famous WalsU 
trophy cup. the goal of singles players in the State for the past eight years. 
T. Brook Townsend, Jr., took the championship for the third successive time, 
and is now owner of the cup. which has been held since 1908 by six different 
players, namely, Charles Graham. Don Harker, Clarence P. Dodge, Walter S. 
Andrews, John W. Morey and T. B. Townsend, Jr. 

Townsend accomplished the remarkable feat of winning the three champion- 
Bhips with the loss of only two sets, one in 1914 and one in 1915. 

In the final round of the 1915 tournament the champion defeated the veteran 
Don Harker, also twice holder of the cup. Townsend held a safe lead all the 
way and, though losing the third set, was in little danger of dropping the 
match. He took the first two sets with the loss of only three games. Then 
Harker braced and ran out. 6/1. Townsend came back stronger than ever and 
captured the final set at love. 

The two semi-final matches were played on Labor Day. before a large and 
enthusiastic gallery. Townsend won handily in his bracket, defeating Richard 
Scott, city champion, in straight sets. Harker won only after a hard battle 
With A. B. Bowen. another of the veteran players of the State. 

The early rounds were marked by many close matches, among them the 
defeat of Harry Koch, Nebraska champion, by Scott, and Barker's victory over 
Scribner, Koch's teammate. 

Townsend, paired with Morrison Shafroth, added to his glory by winning the 
doubles title. A consistent smashing game carried the pair to victory by a 
safe margin. In the final round they won easily from Berrien Hughes and 
Kennedy, a mixed team representing Denver and Omaha. 

The real battle in the doubles came in the semi-final round when the cham- 
pions defeated Harker and Bob Wellington in four close sets. 

Good weather, except for two days of rain, marked the progress of the tour- 
nament, and the committee in charge, headed by Tyson Dines, Jr., made all 
arrangements so eflSciently that the event was a splendid success in every way. 
The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— George Berger d. G. Phelps, 6/4, 4/6, 6/4: Short d. Lynn, 3/6, 6/4, 
6/4: Tyson Dines, Jr. d. Eismschmitt, by default: Patterson d. Mitchell, 6/0, 6/0; 
Kennedy d. Shafroth, 6/4, 6/4; R. Scott d. E. Chase, Jr., 6/4, 6/2: Berrien Hughes d. 
Kennedy, 6/2, 6/3: Koch d. Denison, 7/5, 6/0; Glendenning d. Hill, 6/1, 6/1; Ed King 
d. Almirall, 6/0, 6/1; A. B. Bowen d. A. Tiner, 6/3, 6/1; D. Dines d. N. King, 6/3, 
2/6, 6/3; H. Bullock d. Wolf. 6/0. 6/0; R. Brooks d. Bauer, 6/1, 7/5: P. Fanning d. 
Frantz, 6/2, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Broadhurst d. S. Townsend, 6/1, 6/3: Hanighan d. 
Ballou, 2/6, 7/5, 7/5; B. Townsend d. Wells. 6/2, 7/5; Gerald Hughes d. E. R. Bailey, 
by default; Short d. Berger, 6/3. 6/4; T. Dines, Jr. d. Patterson, 6/0, 6/0; Scott d. 
Kennedy, 3/6, 7/5, 6/3; Korh d. Hughes, 9/7, 6/1: Glendenning d. Ed King, 10/8, 6/lT 
Bowen d. D. Dines, 7/5, 6/3: R. Brooks d. Bullock, 6/0, 6/4; P. Fanning d. Fowler, 
6/2, 6/2; E. Dines d. Downey, 6/0. 6/1; Dr. Whitney d. Chamberlain, 3/6, 6/1, 7/5; Don 
Harker d. H. Fisher, by default; Scribner d. Stack, 6/2, 6/4. THIRD ROUND— 
Broadhurst d. Hanighan, 6/3, 6/2: B. Townsend d. Hughes, by default; T. Dines, Jr. 
d. Short, 6/2, 6/4; R. Scott d. Koch, 2/6, 6/4, 6/2; Bowen d. Glendenning, 6/2, 6/1; 
Brooks d. P. Fanning, by default; Dr. Whitney d. E. Dines, 7/5, 3/6, 7/5; Harker d. 



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Scribner, 7/5, 6/1. FOURTH ROUND— B. Townsend d. Broadhurst, 6/1, 8/6; Scott d. 
T. Dines, Jr., 4/6, 6/1, 6/4; A. B. Bowen d. Brooks, 6/3, 7/5; Barker d. Dr. Whitney, 
6/0, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— B. Townsend d. Scott, 6/4, 7/5, 6/3; Barker d. Bowen, 
7/5, 6/4, 3/6, 9/7. FINAL ROUND— B. Townsend d. Barker, 6/2, 6/1, 1/6, 6/0. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Denison and Bailey d. Broadhurst and Hanighan, 6/3, 6/2; Downey 
and Smith d. Chase and Slusser, by default; E. Dines and T. Dines d. Spencer Junior 
and Miller, 6/1, 6/4; Field and Berger d. Wells and Scott, by default; Bauer and 
Reid d. Cook and Mitchell, 6/3, 6/2; Mills and Fowler d. Patterson and Glendenning, 
6/2, 6/2; Shafroth and Townsend d. Stack and M. Koch, 6/2, 6/3; Tiner and Frantz d. 
Walton and Orth, 6/2, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— Bughes and Kennedy d. Bullock and 
Brooks, 1/6, 10/8, 6/2; Scribner and Koch d. Metz and Metz, 6/4, 9/7; Denison and 
Bailey d. Downey and Smith, 6/2, 7/5; Dines and Dines d. Field and Berger, 6/2, 6/3; 
Mills and Fowler d. Bauer and Reid, 6/3, 6/0; Shafroth and Townsend d. Tiner and 
Frantz, 6/2, 6/2; Dr. Whitney and Bill d. Phelps and D. Dines, 6/4, 6/4; Barker and 
Wellington d. Ballon and Linn, 6/3, 6/0. TBIRD ROUND— Bughes and Kennedy d. 
Scribner and Koch, 7/5, 6/4; Dines and Dines d. Denison and Bailey, 6/4, 6/4; Shaf- 
roth and Townsend d. Mills and Fowler, 6/4, 6/2; Barker and Wellington d. Dr. 
Whitney and Hill, 6/3, 6/0. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Bughes and Kennedy d. Dines and 
Dines, 7/5, 2/6, 6/4, 6/4; Shafroth and Townsend d. Barker and Wellington, 8/6, 6/2, 
4/6, 6/2 FINAL ROUND— Shafroth and Townsend d, Hughes and Kennedy, 6/0, 
6/3, 6/3. 

New Mexico State Championships 

N. A. Ferguson of El Paso. Tex., repeated his success of 1914 by winning 
the singles championship of New Mexico, and with his partner, Paul E. Jette, 
captured the doubles also, thus giving them two legs on the Roswell cups. Mrs. 
Thurston of El Paso won the women's singles and paired with Mrs. Mulliken, 
also of El Paso, took the doubles. 

The tournament was held at Roswell. N. M., beginning September 6. There 
were four new events, and this fact, together with the twelve cups given out- 
right, not including three challenge cups, brought out a large and classy entry. 
The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— H. B. Blackshear d. W. H. Duckworth, 6/0, 6/3; Carl Saunders d. H. 
V. Stonehill, 6/4, 6/8, 6/4; Palmer Bradley d. Kenneth Brown, 4/6, 6/2, 6/1; B. F. Har- 
low d. Austin Gill, 6/0, 8/6; Roy Daniel d. R. Fuller, 4/6, 6/1, 6/3; A. D. Baker d. Jack 
Shelby, 6/3, 6/2; Claude Simpson d. F. R. Merrill, 6/0, 6/3; G. Hamilton d. Paul Jette, 
6/3, 6/1; F. P. Bailey d. Capt. Letta, 9/7, 6/0; Pierce d. Stewart, 6/2, 6/2; Hull d. Roy 
McMillen, 6/1, 6/0; N. A. Ferguson d. P. Fuller, 6/3, 6/0; B. H. Bassett d. Guy Black- 
Wood, 6/0, 6/0; Capt. F. P. Spencer d. Kirk Ames, 8/6, 6/0; R. Trigg d. Burrage. 6/3. 
6/1. SECOND ROUND— Blackshear d. Saunders, 6/3, 6/0; Bradley d. Buchly, by de- 
fault; Daniel d. Barlow, 6/0, 6/2; Baker d. Simpson, 6/4, 6/1; Bailey d. Hamilton, 6/3, 
6/3; Bull d. Pierce, 3/6, 6/1, 6/4; Ferguson d. Bassett, 6/3, 6/0; Trigg d. Spencer, by 
default. TBIRD ROUND— Bradley d. Blackshear, 6/1, 6/1; Baker d. Daniel, 5/7, 6/2, 
8/6; Bailey d. Bull, by default; Ferguson d. Trigg, 6/2, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— 
Bradley d. Baker, 7/5, 6/4; Ferguson d. Bailey, by default. FINAL ROUND— Ferguson 
d. Bradley, 6/1, 6/2, 6/1. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Brown and Burrage d. Baker and Simpson, 6/4, 1/6, 6/4; Harlow and 
Hamilton d. McMillen and Duckworth, 2/6, 6/1, 8/6; Stonehill and Bull d. Spencer and 
Pierce, 6/8, 6/1, 6/1; Fuller and Fuller d. Bassett and Daniel, 6/2, 6/2; Bamilton and 
Merrill d. Blackwood and McConnell, 4/6, 7/5, 6/2; Ferguson and Jette d. Latta and 
Stewart, 6/3, 6/4; Shelby and Trigg d. Gill and Ladd, 6/1, 7/5; Blackshear and Bailey d. 
Bradley and Saunders, 6/3, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Brown and Burrage d. Barlow and 
Hamilton, by default; Fuller and Fuller d. Stonehill and Hull, by default; Ferguson 
and Jette d. Hamilton and Merrill, 6/3, 6/1; Blackshear and Bailey d. Shelby and Trigg, 
6/2, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Brown and Burrage d. Fuller and Fuller, 6/3, 6/2; Fer- 
guson and Jette d. Blackshear and Bailey, 6/3, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Ferguson and 
Jette d. Brown and Burrage, 6/3, 6/2, 6/4. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Thurston d. Miss Betty Ames, 6/2, 6/4. 



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WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND — Mrs. Thurston and Mrs. Mulliken d. Miss Eloise Parsons and Miss 
Nina Rockafellow, 6/1, 6/0. 

VETERANS' SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— W. V. Stonehill d. B. F. Harlow, 2/6, 6/2, 6/4. 

VETERANS' DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND— B, H. Bassett and Dr. Ladd d. B. F. Harlow and W. 6. Hamilton, 

«/l, 6/2. 



Arizona State Championships 

William A. Horrell of Phoenix, Ariz., a former Californian, won the State 
championship in singles and. with William Swift of Temple, the doubles at 
the tournament held on the courts of the Tucson Tennis Club, beginning March 
19. Horrell did not lose a set in the singles. He clearlj' outplayed all his 
rivals, including his teammate, Swift, in the final round. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Horrell d. Gordon, 6/4, 6/1; Blackshire d. Slocum, 6/0^ 6/1; Bartlett 
d. Hlnes, 6/0, 6/3; Swift d. Bailey, 4/6, 6/1, 6/1; Wilson d. Hansen, 6/2, 3/6, 6/2; Chris- 
tie d. Bristow, 6/4, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Horrell d. Brown, 6/0, 6/3; Blackshire d. 
Bartlett, 6/2, 6/4; Swift d. Wilson, 2/6, 6/3, 6/4; Christie d. Rebeil, 6/3, 6/4. SEMI- 
FINAL ROUND— Horrell d. Blackshire, 6/1, 6/4; Swift d. Christie, 6/3, 6/4. FINAL 
ROUND— Horrell d. Swift, 6/1, 6/4, 6/1. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Horrell and Swift d. Wilson and Rebeil, 6/0, 6/2; Bailey and 
Christie d. Hines and Gordon, 5/7, 6/2, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Horrell and Swift d. 
Bailey and Christie, 6/2, 3/6, 10/8, 6/3. 



Idaho State Championships 

The seventh annual Idaho State tennis tournament was held on the grounds 
of the Lewiston Country Club, at Lewiston. beginning June 23 and ending 
June 26. While enthusiasm over the tournament seemed to be at a higher 
pitch than ever before, the entry list was the smallest in the last five years. 

The chief event of interest was the final in men's singles between Alfred 
Kettenbach and William Maxwell Wood, both of Lewiston, the former winning 
after four keenly contested sets. In the challenge round, however, he was 
defeated by Joseph C. Tyler of Spokane in straight sets. In the doubles, 
Tyler and Kettenbach defeated Gray and Wood in four sets. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Leland d. Carnahan, by default; Lambdin d. Finch, by default; 
Kinne d. Needham, 2/6, 6/4, 6/4; Haas d. Jacks, 6/3, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Wood d. 
F. Kettenbach, 6/2, 6/1; Babb d. Cook, 6/4, 6/1; Beach d. Lorang, 6/4, 6/0; Leland d. 
Lambdin, 6/2, 6/1; Haas d. Kinne, 7/5, 6/4; Gray d. Stephens, 6/0, 6/0; White d. Wil- 
liams, 4/6, 6/2, 6/1; A. Kettenbach d. VoUmer, 6/1, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Wood d. 
Babb, 6/1, 6/2; Beach d. Leland, 6/3, 6/0; Gray d. Haas, by default; A. Kettenbach d. 
White, 6/3, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Wood d. Bench, 3/6, 6/4, 6/3, 6/3; A. Ketten- 
bach d. Gray, 6/1, 6/2, 4/6, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Kettonbach d. Wood, 6/2, 6/4, 5/7, 6/1. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Joseph C. Tyler d. A. Kettenbach, 6/4, 6/3, 9/7. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Needham and Lambdin d. Cof^k and Stephens, 0/6, 6/3, 6/4; Babb and 
Leland d. Webb and Wright. 7/5, 3/6, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Tyler and A. Kettenbach 
d. Needham and Lambdin, 6/0, 6/1; Williams and White d. Finch and Jones, 6/8, 7/5, 
6/0; F. Kettenbach and Beach d. Lorang and Haas, 6/4, 7/5; Wood and Gray d. Babb 
and Leland, 6/2, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Tyler and A. Kettenbach d. Williams and 



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White, 6/0, 6/1, 6/0; Wood and Gray d, F. Kettenbach and Beach, 6/4, 6/3, 8/6. FINAL 
BOUND— Tyler and A. Kettenbach d. Gray and Wood, 6/3, 5/7, 6/2, 6/0. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Marie Kettenbach d. Miss K. Luhn, 7/5, 6/0. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Marie Kettenbach and Katherine Luhn d. Marjorie Hoffman and 
Esther Neill, 6/4, 6/0. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Marie Kettenbach and J. C. Tyler d. Miss Marjorie Hoffman 
and W. M. Wood, 6/2, 6/3. 

Washington State Championships 

By H. C. Force, Seattle. 

After the notices for the twenty-fifth annual tournament for the champion 
ships of the State of Washington had been sent out, the Seattle Tennis Club 
was notified that two of the courts would be taken away for building purposes. 
In this emergency the Seattle Athletic Club generously offered the use of its 
courts at Blakistone Field, on the shore of Lake Washington, and the change 
In location added to the pleasure of the spectators at the tournament. 

The entry list, though not quite so large as that in 1914, was higher in 
•quality, as with the exception of the British Columbia contingent, the decrease 
was almost entirely from the ranks of the poorer players. Tacoma and Port- 
land were, as usual, well represented, and California had H. V. D. Johns, the 
1914 champion. Joseph Tyler, who started his tennis career in Seattle, but 
years ago moved to Spokane, came over and helped make the tournament a 
success. 

In the upper half of the men's singles, Johns came through to the semi-finala 
without much trouble, winning all his matches in straight sets. Hugh Kel- 
leher, his opponent in the semi-finals, also came through without much trouble. 
In the lower half the players were more evenly matched. The match between 
Russell and Miura, the best of the Japanese entries, was more interesting than 
the score, 6/0, 6/2, would Indicate. 

In the semi-finals, Tyler and Russell, who have been rivals since their youth- 
ful days, met again, and Tyler, who had defeated Russell in the final in Tacoma 
the previous week, won, 6/4, 6/4, 6/4. In the semi-finals, Johns and Kelleher 
had a long and hard fought match, but the Californian was too much for the 
Harvard player, and won, 6/3, 6/3, 4/6, 7/5. In the final, Johns started out 
strongly and took the first set, 7/5. but after that Tyler got into his stride and 
won the next three sets, 6/4, 7/5, 6/0. 

In the men's doubles the two real teams, that Is, men who had played 
together before and were not merely paired for the tournament, worked out to 
the final without much trouble. In this round Kelleher and Tyler were too 
much for Fulton and Russell, winning, 6/2, 7/5, 6/4. 

In the women's singles. Miss MacDonald of the University of Washington, 
who had won the Inland Empire championship earlier in the summer, worked 
up to the final, but here she succumbed to Miss Livingstone, who had defeated 
her in the challenge round in Portland two weeks before. 

In the women's do^ibles. Mrs. Bragdon and Miss Livingstone walked right 
through, winning every match in straight sets, losing only eight games in the 
ten sets. In the mixed doubles. Miss Livingstone and J'ohns won without much 
trouble. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST. ROUND— Marshall Allen d. R. Rieman, 6/3, 6/2; G. A. Laiiiure d. R. A. 
Baker, 6/0, 6/0; E. K. LeBlond d. C. F. Fiset, 1/5, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— C. W. Shan- 
non d. T. Nickerson, 6/2, 6/2; Charles Rantz d. Sturgis Harmon, 6/4, 0/6, 6/4; E. Shan- 
non d. V. V. Taylor, by default; W. V. Burrill d. George K. Wada, 6/0, 4/6, 6/1; 
Wilson Ide d. J. M. Weber, 6/1, 6/1; F. Packer d. Thomas Oakes, 4/6, 6/1, 6/1; H. F. 
•Canfleld d. Donald Burke, 6/3, 6/4; H. V. D. Johns d. C. A. Bemis, 6/2, 6/0; L. A. 
Brown d. Herbert Green, 2/6, 6/4, 6/4; Donald Waller d. A. Pringle, 6/4, 6/4; H. Van 



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Kuran d. Horace Klinker, 6/4, 6/2; W. S. Howard d. F. H, Neville, 1/6, 6/2, 6/2; H. G. 
M. Kelleher d. Harry Benson, 6/2, 6/2; Arthur Hurd d. A. E. McCutcheon, 6/3, 3/6, 6/4; 
F. W. Nolan d. E. Jefferson, 6/2, 6/2; Laizure d. Allen, 6/0, 6/2; LeBlond d. W. H. 
Lewis, Jr., by default; W. S. Taylor d. H. C. Coffin, 6/3, 6/4; Arthur Dysart d. W. A. 
Ferguson, 6/2, 6/3: F. W. McCuUough d. L. A. Watson, 6/4, 2/6, 6/4; George A. Haw- 
ley d. Thomas Warren, 6/0, 6/1; S. L. Russell d. L. R. Wilson, 6/0, 6/0; W. C. Speidel 
d. David Jarvis, 6/1, 6/0: M. Miura d. L. Auzias Terhune, 7/5, 6/4; J. C. Tyler d. W. 
R. LeBlond, 6/0, 6/2; Ross Williams d. R. T. Stafford, 6/2, 6/4; L. D. Swanson d. F. 
E. Williams, 7/5, 6/0; C. M. Brown d. W. H. Lewis, by default; R. W. Fulton d. W. 
L. Myers, 6/4, 6/4: G. W. Bean d. N. Weber, 6/3, 6/2; B. Pelly, Jr., d. D. D. Ballard, 
6/1, 2/6, 6/4; W. Mansel-Smith d. N. Foster, 6/3, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— C. W. Shannoa 
d. Rantz, 6/4, 6/1: Burrill d. E. Shannon, 6/2, 6/2: Ide d. Packer, 6/2, 6/2; Johns d. 
Canfield, 6/2, 6/1; L. A. Brown d. Waller, 6/4, 6/3; Van Kuran d. Howard, 6/3, 0/6, 9/7; 
Kelleher d. Hurd, 6/1, 6/3; Laizure d. Nolan, 6/0, 6/2; Taylor d. LeBlond, 7/5, 6/1; 
McCullough d. Dysart, 6/2, 6/4; Russell d. Hawley, 6/1, 6/0; Miura d. Speidel, 6/3, 6/4; 
Tyler d. Williams, 6/2, 6/3; C. M. Brown d. Swanson, 6/1, 6/3; Fulton d. Bean, 7/5, G/1; 
Mansel-Smith d. Pelly, 6/0, 6/1. FOURTH ROUND— C. W. Shannon d. Burrill. 2/6, 
6/4, 6/4; Johns d. Ide, 6/3, 6/4; Van Kuran d. L. Brown, 6/4, 7/5; Kelleher d. Laizure, 
6/4, 6/2; Taylor d. McCullough, 6/2, 6/4; Russell d. Miura. 6/0, 6/2; Tyler d. C. Brown, 
8/6, 6/2; Fulton d. Mansel-Smith, 6/2, 6/4. FIFTH ROUND— Johns d. C. W. Shannon, 
8/6, 6/2; Kelleher d. Van Kuran, 6/4, 6/3; Russell d. Taylor, 6/0, 6/4; Tyler d. Fulton, 
10/8, 1/6, 8/6. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Johns d. Kelleher, 6/3, 6/3, 4/6, 7/5; Tyler d. 
Russell, 6/4, 6/4, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Tyler d. Johns, 5/7, 6/4, 7/5, 6/0. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— LeBlond and LeBlond d. Hawley and McCullough, 6/1, 8/6. SECOND 
ROUND— Johns and C. Shannon d. G. Shannon and partner, by default; Rantz and F. 
Williams d. Jarvis and E. Shannon, 6/4, 6/1; Mansel-Smith and Wilson d. Fiset and 
Speidel, 7/5, 1/6, 6/4; Allen and Myers d. Ballard and Rilman, 6/2, 7/5; Miura and 
Wada d. Auzias Turenne and Burke, 6/4, 6/2; C. M. Brown and R. Williams d. L. A. 
Brown and Hurd, 7/5, 6/2; Kelleher and Tyler d. Harmon and Stafford, 6/2, 7/9, 6/0; 
LeBlond and LeBlond d. Burrill and Taylor, 2/6, 6/4, 6/3; Coffin and Howard d. Bean 
and Jefferson, 3/6, 8/6, 7/5; Fulton and Russell d. Wilson and Jones, by default; 
McCutcheon and Van Kuran d. Weber and Weber, 6/2, 6/3; Bemis and Dysart d. Ben- 
son and Warren, 6/1, 6/1; Canfield and Laizure d. Foster and Nickerson, 6/1, 6/1; Nolan 
and Watson d. Baker and Swanson, 6/4, 6/4; Waller and Ide d. Smith and partner, by 
default: Green and Pringle d. Oakes and Pelly, 6/4, 7/5. THIRD ROUND— Johns and 
C. Shannon d. Rantz and F, Williams, 6/2, 6/4; Mansel-Smith and Wilson d. Allen and 
Myers, 8/6, 6/0; Miura and Wada d. C. M. Brown and R. Williams, 8/6, 6/2; Kelleher 
and Tyler d. LeBlond and LeBlond, 6/1, 6/2; Fulton and Russell d. Coffin and Howard, 
6/1, 6/2; McCutcheon and Van Kuran d. Bemis and Dysart, 6/1, 6/8, 6/2; Canfield and 
Laizure d. Nolan and Watson, 6/4, 6/3; Green and Pringle d. Waller and Ide, 6/4, 11/9. 
FOURTH ROUND — Mansel-Smith and Wilson d. Johns and C. Sliannon, 8/6, 3/6, 6/3; 
Kelleher and Tyler d. Miura and Wada, 6/2, 6/2; Fulton and Russell d. McCutcheon 
and Van Kuran. 6/2, 6/4; Green an'i Pringle d. Canfield and Laizure, 6/4, 10/8. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Kelleher and Tyler d. Mansel-Smith and Wilson, 6/1, 6/1, 6/3; 
Fulton and Russell d. Green and Pringle, 8/6, 8/6, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Kelleher and 
Tyler d. Fulton and Russell, 6/2, 7/5, 6/4. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Sara Livingstone d. Miss Mayne MacDonald, 6/4, 6/S. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Bragdon and Miss Livingstone d. Miss Goodfellow and Mia* 
Myra Lambuth, 6/3, 6/2. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND— Miss Livingstone and Johns d. Miss Green and Fulton, 6/3, 6/3. 



Oregon State Championships 

H. V. D. Johns became the champion of Oregon in the tournament held on 
the courts of the Irvington Club of Portland, beginning July 26. He defeated 
Catlin Wolford in the final round after a stubbornly contested five-set match, 
and then overpowered L. K. Richardson, the champion of 1914, in straight 
sets. With William Marcus as a partner, Johns also annexed the doubles 
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The tournament was successful in every way, having the largest number of 
entries in the history of the event. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Herman Obertoefer d. Harry Kurtz, 6/1, 6/0; O. P. Morton d. D. E. 
Lancefield, 6/2, S/6; J. W. Witherell d. R. G. Percival, 6/8, -6/3, 7/5; Catlin Wolford d. 
J. F. Ewing, 6/4, 6/2; R. A. Killalee d. H. E. Durond, 7/5, 6/1; M. W. Kincaid d. John- 
eon Wilson, 8/6, 6/2; W. B. Dubois d. Carl Harkins, 6/4, 6/3; J. H. Minor d. Marion 
Kyle, by default; H. Jones d. P. W. Lewis, 7/5, 1/6, 6/3; W. O. Daly d. G. T. Stokes, 
6/4, 6/3; Grant Ware d. Norval Smith, 6/0, 6/1; T. R. Oberg d. Lieut. Taylor, by de- 
fault; Irwin Brooks d. C. M. Dyrland, 6/0, 6/2; Kelly Rees d. J. G. Tyler, by default; 
Roger McVeigh d. E. A. Johnson, 6/1, 7/5; James Shives d. M. D. Munson, by default; 
F. E. Harrigan d. R. C. Kirk, 8/6, 6/1; E. Amburn d. D. A. Leedon, by default; Walter 
A. Gobs d. G. N. Pease, 6/1, 6/2; William Marcus d. E. A. Noyes. 6/1, 6/0; S. P. Clarke 
d. George Beggs, 6/1, 6/2; E. C. Smith d. R. F. Ross, 2/6, 11/9, 10/8; Mortimer Brown 
d. W. A. Kerns, 6/2, 3/6, 6/4; W. T. Foster d. R. V. Jones, 6/1, 5/'/, 6/2; George -Gray 
d. J. W. Ladd, by default; Kirk Smith d. Charles Hall, by default. SECOND ROUND 
—J. C. Skinner d. Charles Chamberlain, by default; H. K. Gaither d. Hugh Henry, 
6/2, 7/5; George Durham d. H. E. Doering, 6/1, 3/6, 6/3; J. B. Edgar d. R. W. Froh- 
man, by default; Claire Shannon d. W. L. Harmon, 6/3, 5/7, 8/6; Carrol Byrd d. James 
Camerson, 6/4, 6/4; R. W. Hart d. Olin Lewis, 6/3, 4/6, 6/4; B. H. Wickersham d. J. W. 
Heinecke, 6/2, 6/1; E. P. Steinmetz d. W. J. Rosenfeld, 6/2, 6/3; A. D. Norris d. Ober- 
toefer, 6/4, 6/4; O. P. Morton d. J. W, Witherell, 6/8, 6/2, 6/1; Wolford d. R. A. Kil- 
lalee, 7/5, 7/5; W. B. Dubois d. M. W. Kincaid, 6/2, 6/2; H. Jones d. J. H. Minor, 3/6, 
6/2, 6/3; Ware d, Daly, 3/6, 6/2, 6/3; Brooks d. Oberg, 6/2, 6/2; Rees d. McVeigh, 6/4, 
6/3; Shives d. Harrigan, 6/4, 1/6, 7/5; Goss d. Amburn, 6/2, 6/3; Marcus d. Clarke, 6/1, 
6/4; Brown d. E. C. Smith, 6/4, 6/3; Gray d. Foster, 6/1, 7/5; H. V. D. Johns d. Kirk 
Smith, 6/1, 6/2; Barger d. E. H. Smith, 4/6, 6/4, 6/4; B. Kincaid d. W. L. Northup, 6/2, 
6/3; Veness d. J. B. Bilderback, 5/7, 6/4, 6/3; Fred DeNefif d. H. O. Frohman, by de- 
fault; A. S. Frohman d. R. M. Jones, Jr., by default; A. D. Wakeman d. W. H. Lewis, 
by default; A. R. Munger d. S. S. Humphrey, 6/1, 6/2; Lieut. Hobson d. F. F. Dickson, 
6/2, 6/2; F. J. Sten d. T. C. Clodfelter, 6/0, 6/0. THIRD ROUND— Gaither d. J. C. 
Skinner, 6/3, 6/4; Edgar d. Durham, 4/6, 6/2, 6/3; Shannon d. Byrd, 9/7, 7/5; B. H. 
Wickersham d. R. W. Hart, 6/1, 6/2; A. D. Norris d. E. P. Steinmetz, 6/0, 7/5; Wol- 
ford d. Morton, 6/1, 6/1; H. Jones d. Dubois, 7/5, 5/7, 7/5; Ware d. Brooks, 7/5, 5/7, 6/2; 
Rees d. Shives, 6/4, 1/6, 7/5; Marcus d. Goss, 11/9, 4/6, 6/4; Brown d. Gray, 2/6, 6/4, 8/6; 
Johns d. Fred Barber, 6/1, 6/0; F. E. Veness d. B. Kincaid, 6/3, 6/8, 6/2; A. S. Frohman 
d. DeHeff, 6/2, 6/0; Wakeman d. Munger, 5/7, 6/0, 7/5; Hobson d. Sten, 6/4, 7/5. 
FOURTH ROUND— Edgar d. Gaither, 6/2, 6/4; Wickersham d. Shannon, 6/2, 6/2; Wol- 
ford d. Norris, 6/1, 6/4; Jones d. Ware, 6/1, 6/3; Marcus d. Rees, 6/3, 6/0; Johns d. 
Brown, 6/1. 8/6; A. S. Frohman d. Veness, 6/0, 5/7, 6/1; Hobson d. Wakeman, 6/4, 6/2. 
FIFTH ROUND— Wickersham d. Edgar, 6/0, 6/2; Wolford d. Jones, 6/2, 6/3; Johns d. 
Marcus, 6/4, 6/4; A, S. Frohman d. Hobson, 6/3, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Wolford 
d. Wickersham, 6/2, 6/1, 6/0; Johns d. A. S. Frohman, 6/3, 6/3, 6/0. FINAL ROUND— 
Johns d. Wolford, 5/7, 6/2, 6/3, 3/6, 6/3. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— H. V. D. Johns d. L. K, Richardson, 8/6, 6/0, 6/3. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Barber and Doering d. Wilson and Anderson, 6/3, 5/7, 6/0; Kincaid 
and Kincaid d. Witherell and Jones, 5/7, 6/1, 6/4; Kearns and Clark d. Edgar and 
Shives, 6/3, 6/2; Wickersham and Norris d. Goss and Wolford, 3/6, 6/3, 6/1; Byrd and 
Ware d. Sten and Turner, 6/2, 6/2; Heustis and Kirk d. DeBois and Percival, by de- 
fault; Sliannon and Wakeman d. Oberdoffer and Brooks, by default; Johns and Marcus 
d. Heinecke and Steinmetz, 6/4, 6/0; Pease and Minor d. Kurtz and Beggs, 3/6, 6/0, 
6/4; Redfield and Frohman d. Bilderbock and Noyes, 3/6, 6/0, 6/3; Cameron and Lewis 
d. Amburn and Harkins, 6/2, 6/4; Hobson and Taylor d. Skinner and Gray, 6/2, 6/3; 
Andrews and Smith d. Ewing and Morton, 3/0, 6/4, 6/2; Humphrey and Munger d. E. 
C. Smith and Veness, 8/6, 6/4; Brown and Lancefield d. Hart and Durham, 6/2, 1/6, 6/4; 
Reese and Foster d. Ross and Hawley, 6/4, 6/0. SECOND ROUND— Barber and Doering 
d. Kincaid and Kincaid, 6/1, 7/5; Wickersham and Norris d. Kearns and Clark, 8/6, 6/2; 
Byrd and Ware d. Heustis and Kirk, 5/7, 6/4, 6/4; Johns and Marcus d. Shannon and 
Wakeman, 6/1, 5/7, 6/3; Pease and Minor d. Redfield and Frohman; Hobson and Taylor 
d. Cameron and Lewis, 6/2, 6/2; Anderson and Smith d. Humphrey and Munger, 8/6, 
6/4; Brown and Lancefield d. Reese and Foster, by default. THIRD ROUND— Norria 
and Wickersham d. Barber and Doering, 6/0, 6/0; Johns and Marcus d. Byrd and Ware, 
6/0, 6/2; Hobson and Taylor d. Pease and Minor; Brown and Lancefield d. Anderson 
and Smith, 7/5, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Johns and Marcus d. Wickersham and 



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Norris, 7/5, 6/4, 6/3; Hobson and Taylor d. Brown and Lancefield, 6/2, 5/7, 6/4, 4/6, 6/0. 
FINAL ROUND— Johns and Marcus d. Hobson and Taylor, 6/2, 6/2, 4/6, 6/2. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss McDonald d. Mrs. Northrup, 6/1, 8/6. 
CHALLENGE ROUND— Miss Livingstone d. Miss McDonald, 6/4, 6/2. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND — Miss Ryder and Miss Hassalo d. Miss Johnson and Miss Jackson, 
6/2, 6/2; Miss McDonald and Mrs. Harrigan d. Miss Frohman and Miss Tucker, 6/3, 
6/2; Mrs. Stafford and Miss Tucker d. Miss Hoffman and Miss Burns, 7/5, 6/1; Mrs. 
Northrup and Miss Fording d. Miss Campbell and Miss Livingstone, 7/5, 6/1. SEMI- 
FINAL ROUND— Miss McDonald and Mrs. Harrigan d. Miss Ryder and Miss Hassalo, 
8/6, 6/3; Mrs. Northrup and Miss Fording d. Mrs. Stafford and Miss Tucker. 6/2, 6/4. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss McDonald and Mrs. Harrigan d. Mrs. Northrup and Miss For- 
ding, 6/4, 9/7. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Stafford and B. H. Wickersham d. Miss Livingstone and 
Bmith, 6/1, 6/0. 



California State Championships 

By Carl R. Gardner. 

The California State championship.s brought out new champions in all events 
in 1915, John Strachan and Mrs. D. P. Wood being replaced in the singles 
by Willis Davis and Miss Helen Baker, while Strachan and William Johnston 
were succeeded by Roland Roberts and Morgan Fottrell in the doubles. None 
of the 1914 titleholders competed in their respective events, however, so the 
new champions did not have the honor of dethroning them. 

Davis' victory in the singles, considering that Lindley Murray, No. 4 rank- 
ing man, competed, came as a surprise to the followers of the records, but 
there were many prophecies vindicated, even so, for the lanky University of 
California boy had been going great guns for several weeks previous. In 
turn, he defeated Carl Gardner. Roland Roberts and Murray, the first named 
in a close three-set match wherein he lost the second : Roberts in three 
straight sets, and Murray in a sensational five-set affair in the final round. 

Murray, working like a steam thrasher, pulled up from a lead of two sets 
to one against him to two sets-all and 3/1 in his favor. But Davis steadied 
his terrific service and heavy drives, going straight through to a win of 
the set and match. 6/.3. It was a contest of serves, chiefly, and there was 
just about the difference the score indicates in Davis' favor. McLoughlin 
said of Davis' delivery, after he played him in the Panama-Pacific Interna- 
tional Exposition championship in July, that it was the most diflJcult to 
handle he had ever run up against. 

Both Murray and Davis fought for the net, the former getting in oftener 
and volleying accurately, but with too little ginger, giving his opponent 
many openings for his swooping drives. Davis was less secure than Murray, 
but his percentage of aces ran much higher. 

Strachan and Murray, the logical team to win the doubles, were forced to 
default in the third set of their match with Roberts and Fottrell on account 
of a mishap to Strachan^ When side-stepping, so as to bring his forehand 
drive into play in returning one of Roberts' breaking services, he tripped 
and fell heavily to the asphalt, breaking a bone in his right ankle. 

Roberts and Fottrell surprised everyone with the excellence of theii? 
doubles, taking the measure of C. D. Bates and Henry Breck in a rip-snorter 
of a five-set match, and fairly waltzing away with Davis and Charles Foley 
in the final round, in straight sets. 

Bates distinguished himself by winning the first veterans' championship 
of the State (for men of forty or over), without the loss of a set. He was, 
in fact, hardly pressed during the event, taking the measure of W. G. Knowl- 
ton in the final with bewildering ease, his sliding chops apparently breaking 
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Miss Baker was at her brilliant best and was really never in daneer during 
the vvomen s singles, although Miss Carmen Tarilton forced her to two cIosp 
sets m their semi-final match, which went at 6/4, 11/9. In the final Miss 
Baker won from Miss Anita Myers at 6/4, 6/2. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— F. Hanchett d. E. Geary, 6/3, 6/1; M. Fottrell d W A Marcus 6/3 

hi!.LOND ROUND— J. C. Rohlfs d. W. G. Knowltou, 6/2, 6/3; R. L Murray d C F 
Stickney, 6/3, 6/1; L. Strauss d. W. Havens, 0/6, 6/4, 6/1; Fottrell d Hanchett 6/2 6/3' 

Pnbif« "r/h^/^^qV^- Davis dC. Gardner, 6/3, 3/6, 6/2. THIRD ROUND-Murray d 

Rohlfs, 6/0, 6/4; Strauss d. Fottrell, 4/6, 6/3, 6/2; Roberts d Johns 9/7 6/0- Davi^ rt 

S"'J^-V ^^]l l?o JF^if^^^^ ROUND-Murray d. Strauss, 6/2, '9/7. ' 6/4;' SavS d' 
Roberts, 6/4, 6/2,. 6/4. FINAL ROUND-Davis d. Murray, 3/6, 6/3, 6/4, 3/6, 6/3 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

^Zl^?t1r,.^?^^^^^^^''}'^l^^ .^""^ Fottrell d. Murray and Strachan, 4/6, 7/5, 3/3, 
Ki2n .f 'R^J^r"^ Ti ^T^^^'° ^- J''^^"^ ^"^ ^^""-ley. 12/10, 6/3; Stickney and E. A 
r n Rof^ T^'^o ^u Lipman, 3/6, 6/3, 6/1. SECOND ROUND-H. C. Breck and 

and Ti«^k?n fi/9 ;/« Tn';^*'^''''^? ,^- Kendall, 6/1, 6/1; Roberts and Fottrell d. Marcus 
and rnrrtn^r h' « f ' ^^^' <^- ^oley and Davis d. Stickney and Klein, 6/1, 6/3; Havens 
Fnttr?n H % i,^*"^"*^"^^ ^"•^ Karsky, 6/3, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND-Roberts and 
?ardnir i /R Zf R^n^ ^^A^^Z\^/h %^Arfl^' ^/*' ^■'^' ^^^^^ ^"d Davis d. Havens and 
6/2^ 7/5 6/i FINAL ROUND-Roberts and Fottrell d. Foley and Davis, 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Helen Baker d. Miss Anita Myers, 6/4, 6/2. 

VETERANS' SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND-C. D, Bates d. W. G. Knowlton, 6/2, 6/1. 



Florida State Championships, 1916 

fr.Sri^I3,lJ^r]l S^i^^^^ retained his title as champion of Florida in the 
tournameiit held at Palm Beach, beginning February 28. He defeated Irving 
•^u '^^,^' *"^ winner of the tournament in the final round, 6/4. 6/1, 6/1. 
Church was at his best throughout the match, while Wright did not play 
the same brand of tennis he exhibited the day before when he defeated Harold 
±nrocKmorton m the finals, a youngster who plays much the same style of 
game as Church It was the third straight victory for Church and gave 
him possession of the Royal Poinciana Challenge Bowl 

riJ^.^^^^n^^A^ cPv5 }^^ doubles, Church with Fred c' Inman as a partner 
defeated G. C Shafer of New York and Harold Throckmorton of Elizabeth, 
XN. J., d/b, b/d, b/4, 6/1, m an unusual exhibition of fast tennis. Church 
was the most brilliant and spectacular player, although Throckmorton's play 
was of the same style, and often approached Church's work. At other times 
he was extremely erratic and made lots of errors. Inman played very hard, 
and was fine the last three sets. Shafer was noticeably the steadiest of the 
tour. He made few errors and a numher of good gets and good placements. 
The summaries : = » » ± »- 

MEN'S SINGLES, 
ft/f ^?mT 5^?^^-^- ^; ^J^^^^J <J- O. Howes. 6/2, 6/1; A. E. Kennedy d. Gordon Allen. 

%K //«' ?;q n '^*'®^-^S,^- /• ?^'^' ^/^' 6/0' J«^^ S- PbiPPs d- George W. Harris, 
7/5, 2/6, 6/3; Craig Biddle d. J. W. wSidenburg, 6/1, 6/0; Douglas Paige d. M. J. 
Stearne, by default; Fred C. Inman d. S. W. Merrihew, 6/0, 6/2; W. H. Trotter d. 
^•r>TTXT7?^T ^•^' ^^ default; Edwin Shafer d. Gregory S. Bryan, 6/1, 6/1. SECOND 
ROUND-IrvingC. Wright d. H. C. Clarke, 6/1, 6/1; F. T. Frelinghuysen d. A. B. 
Kennedy 6/4 6/1; G. C. Shafer d. Brinton Buckwolter, 6/0, 6/2; Craig Biddle d. D. 
Paige, 6/1, 6/0; Harold Throckmorton d. E. F. Torrey, 7/5, 6/4; Inman d. Gray, 6/0, 6/1; 
?;o'^5f/^''^i- ^^""^.^^KiJi^' 6/^- THIRD ROUND-I. C. Wright d. F. Frelinghuysen, 
6/3, 4/6, 6/4; G. C. Shafer d. Racey, 7/5, 5/7, 6/4: Throckmorton d. Biddle, 6/4, 6/4; 
Inman d. E. Shafer, 6/2, 6/0. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Throckmorton d. Inman, 6/2, 



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6/4; Wright d. G. C. Shafer, 6/1, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Wright d. Throckmorton, 

1/6, 7/5, 6/2, 6/2. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— G. M, Church d. I. C. Wright, 6/4, 6/1, 6/1. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Payne Whitney and C. Barnes d. Lawrence Waterbury and Edward 
F. Torrey, 8/6, 6/4; Craig Biddle and Irving Wright d. John S. Phipps and Gregory 
Bryan, 6/0, 6/1; Harold Throckmorton and G. C. Shafer d. Maurice Roche and Francis 
Roche, 6/2, 6/4; Frederick Frelinghuysen and R. E. Racey d. Gordon Allen and Osborne 
Howes, 6/2, 6/1; E. Shafer and S. W. Merrihew d. Lynford Biddle and W. H. Trotter, 
by default. SECOND ROUND— Wright and Biddle d. Throckmorton and G. C. 
Shafer, 7/5, 4/6, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Church and Inman d. E. Shafer and 
Merrihew, 6/1, 6/2; G. C. Shafer and Throckmorton d. Whitney and Bryan, 6/3, 3/6, 6/2. 
FINAL ROUND— Church and Inman d. G. C. Shafer and Throckmorton, 3/6, 6/3, 
6/4, 6/1. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Rawson L. Wood and Craig Biddle d. Mrs. T. M. Carnegie 
and J. S. Phipps, 6/1, 6/2. 

MEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Gregory S. Bryan d. Osborne Howes, 6/3, 9/7. 



Florida Women's State Championships, 1916 

Mrs. .J. L. Bremer of P»oston won the Florida women's championship of 
1916, on the courts at Palm Beach, defeating Mr. Rawson Wood of thp 
West Side Tennis Club. New York City, in straight sets in the final round. 
6/3, 6/4. A big gallery, which was a little partial to Mrs. Wood, witnessed 
the match. It was Mrs. Bremer's first appearance in a Palm Beach tennis 
tournament. 

Mrs. Wood was more fortunate in the doubles. With Miss Mary Snyder of 
Pittsburgh as a partner, the pair defeated Miss Ethel Carhart and Miss 
Hilda Holmes of New York, 6/2, 6/3. The summaries : 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Mrs. J. L. Bremer d. Miss Hilda Holmes. 6/1, 6/2; Mrs. Rawson 
Wood d. Mrs. H. H. Thomas, 6/0, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— Miss Elizabeth Bennett d. 
Miss Margaret Bennett, 6/3, 6/2; Mrs. Bremer d. Miss Mary Snyder, 6/3, 4/6, 6/4; 
Miss Louise Witherbee d. Mrs. G. W. Johnson, 6/0, 6/1; Mrs. Wood d. Miss Ethel 
Carhart, 6/4, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Wood d. Miss Witherbee, 6/0, 6/1; Mrs. 
Bremer d. Miss Elizabeth Bennett, 6/1, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Bremer d. Mrs. 
Wood, 6/3, 6/4. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Mrs. David H. Coddington and Miss Mimi Scott d. Mrs. H. H. 
Thomas and -partner, by default; Mrs. Paul Gring and Mrs. Ernest Stern d. Miss 
Lillian Hyde and Miss Witherbee, 3/6, 7/5, 674; Mrs. Quincy Shaw, 2d, and Mrs. 
Thomas M. Carnegie d. Mrs. Ernest Iselin and Mrs. C. C. Harrison, 6/2, 6/4. SEC- 
OND ROUND— Mrs. Wood and Miss Mary Snyder d. Mrs. A. S. Rossin and Miss M. 
A. Wolf, 6/0, 6/1; Mrs. Gring and Mrs. Stern d. Mrs. Coddington and Miss Scott, by 
default; Miss Ethel Carhart and Miss Hilda Holmes d. Mrs. Shaw, 2d, and Mrs. 
Carnegie, 4/6, 6/7, 8/6; Mrs. H. C. Clarke and Mrs. Bremer d. Miss Elaine Rosenthal 
and Mrs. F. C. Letts, 6/4, 6/0. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Wood and Miss Snyder 
d. Mrs. Gring and Mrs. Stern, 6/3, 6/2; Miss Carhart and Miss Holmes d. Mrs. Clarke 
and Mrs. Bremer, 6/3, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Wood and Miss Snyder d. Miss 
Carhart and Miss Holmes, 6/2, 6/3. 



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Sectional Championships 



Eastern New York Championships 

Vanderbilt B. Ward annexed the title of Eastern New York State champion, 
at the fourth annual tournament of the Country Tennis Club of Westchester, 
held at Hartsdale, N. Y.. beginning May 29. He eliminated S. Howard Voshell, 
who had two legs on the Greenacres Challenge Cup, in the semi-final round, 
and in the final put C. L. Johnston, Jr., out of the running. 

Dr. Rosenbaum and Harry Stelnkampf took first honors in the doubles with- 
out the loss of a set. A default in the semi-finals helped them along a bit, but 
they were never threatened, and won the finals in straight sets from King 
Smith and Arthur Cragin. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Arthur Lovibond d. H. Stevens, 6/0, 6/1; A. D. Hammett d. H. S. 
Bowers, 6/2, 6/1; Allan Behr d, F. P. Adams, 6/2, 5/7, 6/0; W. J. Toussalnt d. G. Wal- 
ker, 7/5, 5/7, 8/6; R. Haller d. C. Mead, 6/3, 8/6; M. McDuffle d. A. Bassford, 3rd, 6/2, 
6/2; W. F. Cassidy d. J. Rodgers, 6/0, 6/2; R. McClave d. F. Nolan, 6/2, 6/2; C. Black 
d. H. Swain, 6/4, 8/6; Lieut. W. Anderson d. J. W. Appel, 6/2, 6/2; Thomas Scofield d. 
Dr. Norton, 6/3, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— M. Hall d. D. F, Moorhead, 6/1, 6/2; Lovibond 
d. A. C. Lord, bv default; A. Ingersoll d. F. A. Fall, 8/6, 6/3; H. Wood d. G. L. Robin- 
son, 6/0, 6/0; Hammett d. Ingo Hartman, 6/3, 6/4; G. A. L. Dionne d. E. F. Kuhn, 6/3, 
6/3; Behr d. T. Wadelton, 6/0, 6/3; Baggs d. E. Leo, 6/1, 6/3; C. L. Johnston, Jr. d. P. 
Gould, 6/2, 6/3; V. B. Ward d. Toussaint, 6/4, 6/3; M. E. Fox d. A. Dusenberry, 6/4, 
6/4; Charles Chambers d. A, J. Ostendorf, 6/2, 6/2; Haller d. H. Spaeth, 4/6, 9/7, 6/3; 
Harrv Steinkampf d. McDuffle, 6/1, 6/3; H. W. Robinson d, Walsh, 8/6, 6/0; S. Hunne- 
well d. Cassidy, 6/4, 7/5; A. Bassford, Jr. d. McClave, 6/1, 6/1; Anderson d. Black, 6/3, 
6/3,; Scofield d. Lincoln Reimer, by default; L. D. Root d. H. E. Knox, 6/2, 9/7; Dr. 
A. W. Waite d. I. C. Fox, 6/0, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— Hall d. Grant, by default; J. G. 
McKay d. H. H. Bassford, 6/3, 7/5; E. Behar d. L. V. Robinson, 8/6, 3/6, 6/1; Lovibond 
d. Ingersoll, 6/2, 10/8; George King d. F. Pianisani, 7/5, 6/4; Hammett d. Wood, 6/4, 
6/4; Dionne d. Behr, 6/3, 3/6, 6/0; Johnston d. Baggs, 7/5, 7/5; Ward d. Fox, 6/4, 6/3; 
Chambers d. Haller, 6/0, 6/0; Steinkampf d. F. B. Geddes, 6/0, 8/6; H. W. Robinson d. 
Hunnewill, bv default; A. Bassford, Jr. d. Anderson, 6/1, 6/2; C. Clarkson d. Scofield, 
6/0, 6/2; W. Andrews d. Root, 7/5, 6/3; S. H. Voshell d. Waite, 6/0, 6/0. FOURTH 
ROUND— Hall d. McKay, 8/6, 6/4; Lovibond d. Behar, 6/3, 6/4; Hammett d. King, 6/3, 
6/3; Johnston d. Dionne, 6/4, 8/6; Ward d. Chambers, 6/3, 6/4; Steinkampf d. H, W. 
Robinson, 6/2, 3/6, 6/0; A. Bassford, Jr. d. Clarkson, 6/1, 6/4; Voshell d. Andrews, 6/1, 
6/4. FIFTH ROUND— Lovibond d. Hall, by default; Johnston d. Hammett, 6/4, 4/6, 
6/4; Ward d. Steinkampf, 6/2, 2/6, 6/3; Voshell d. A. Bassford, Jr., 8/6, 1/6, 6/3. SEMI- 
FINAL ROUND— Johnston d. Lovibond, 9/7, 3/6, 6/4; Ward d. Voshell, 10/8, 6/4. FINAL 
ROUND— Ward d. Johnston, 6/2, 0/6, 6/3, 6/4. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Harrv Steinkampf and Dr. William Rosenbaum d. C. Mead and S. 
Hunnewell, 6/0, 6/1; V. B. Ward and Allen Behr d. C. Black and A. Rogers, 11/9, 11/9. 
SECOND ROUND— Steinkampf and Rosenbaum d. C. Clarkson and G. Walker, 6/0, 6/4; 
Ward and Behr d. S. H, Voshell and F. C. Baggs, 9/7, 8/6; King Smith and A. S. Cra- 
gin d. A. Bassford, Jr. and G. King, 6/3, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Steinkampf and 
Rosenbaum d. W. Andrews and E. Evans, by default; Smith and Cragin d. Ward and 
Behr, 7/5, 7/5. FINAL ROUND— Steinkampf and Rosenbaum d. Smith and Cragin, 6/3, 
6/3. 6/3. WOMEN'S SINGLES. 

FINAL ROUND— Miss Marie Wagner d. Mrs. R. Victor, 6/2, 6/2. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND— Miss Marie Wagner and A. J. Ostendorf d. Miss M. Grove and 
Harry Steinkampf, 6/1, 6/3. 

Great Lakes and Western New York Championships 

Vanderbilt B. Ward won the Great Lakes Cup. a trophy emblematic of the 
iGreat Lakes and Western New York championships, through the default of 
Clarence J. GriflSn. at the annual open tournament of the Park Club of Buf- 
falo. July 10 and the following days. 

The doubles proved evenly balanced, though the favorites generally won. In 
the final round Thaver and Ward defeated Spaulding and Hendrick in a hard 



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fought four-set match. In the women's singles. Miss Edith Rotch of Boston 
gained the first leg on the new women's challenge cup by winning from a very 
strong field. Mrs. H. Bickle and Miss Best carried off the honors in the 
women's doubles, and Mrs. Bickle and Reed won the mixed doubles event. The 
summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Paul Treanor d. Blehdon, 6/0, 6/1; Dr. Arnold d. K. H. Rider, 6/2, 
6/4; J. H. Wainwright d. L. L. Leigh, 6/3, 11/9; C. B. Sill d. B. O, Jenkins, 5/7, 6/0, 
6/4; A. J. Vesey d. Harold Smith. 7/9, 6/4, 6/3; H. Bissell d. W. D. Barr, 6/1, 6/1; W. 
H. Laverack d. L. R, Bissell, 4/6, 8/6, 6/0; W. C. Taylor d. A. Sawyer, 6/4, 6/3. SEC- 
OND ROUND— V. B. Ward d. R. C. Smith, 6/2, 7/5; E. T. Williams d. W. J. Bott, 9/7, 
6/8, 6/3: C. R. Whiting d. H. D. Kirkover, 4/6, 6/3, defaulted; T. W. Hendrick d. E. 
Weyand, 6/1, 6/0; Treanor d. Arnold, 6/4, 6/8, 6/2; J. C. Royon d. Wainwright, 6/1, 6/4; 
E. R. Swanton d. Gordon Minor, 4/6, 6/4, 6/4; Sill d. W. J. Mohn, by default; R. B. 
Griffith d. Veysev, 6/4, 6/3; Bissell d. C. Wadsworth, 6/1, 6/3; C. Cutler d. Headley, 6/1, 
6/2; Reed d. Laverack, 6/4, 6/3; L. F. Gilbert d. Taylor, 6/0, 6/0; Sidney Thayer d. C. 
W. Poolev, 1/6, 7/5, 8/6; John Virden d. H. Harrison, 6/1, 6/1; P. V. Bowen d. Howard 
Kellogg, 6/3, 6/0. THIRD ROUND— Ward d. Williams, 6/4, 7/5; Hendrick d. Whiting, 
6/1, 6/3; Royon d. Treanor, 5/7, 6/4, 6/4; Swanton d. Sill, 6/1, 6/4; Griffith d. Bissell, 6/4, 
6/4; Reed d. Cutler, 6/1, 6/3; Gilbert d. Thayer, 0/6, 6/3, 6/2; Virden d. Bowen, 6/3, 6/3. 
FOURTH ROUND— Ward d. Hendrick, 6/4, 6/1; Royon d. Swanton, 6/0, 6/1; Griffith d. 
Reed, 3/6, 6/3, 6/0; Gilbert d. Virden, 6/2, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Ward d. Royon, 
6/4, 6/1, 4/6, 6/4; Gilbert d. Griffith, 6/3, 8/6, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Ward d. Gilbert, 6/3, 
6/1, 6/2. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Vanderbilt B. Ward d. Clarence J. Griffin, by default. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Spaulding and Hendrick d. Whiting and Bott, 6/2, 6/3; Wainwright 
and Treanor d. Enoch and Baggett, 6/3, 6/3; Griffith and Gilbert d. Virden and Minor, 
7/5, 6/3; Kirkover and Bissell d. Laverack and Laverack, 6/3, 7/5; Reed and Royon d. 
Pooley and Bowen, 6/8, 6/4, 6/4; Thayer and Ward d. Harrison and Rider, 6/0, 6/2; Jen- 
kins and Smith d. Dr. Carroll and J. Gowans, 7/5, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— Spaulding 
and Hendrick d. Veysey and Swanton, 7/5, 6/1; Griffith and Gilbert d. Wainwright and 
Treanor, 6/1, 8/6; Reed and Royon d. Kirkover and Bissell, 6/1, 6/1; Thayer and Ward d. 
Jenkins and Smith, 6/0, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Spaulding and Hendrick d. Griffith 
and Gilbert. 6/4, 6/4, 6/3; Thayer and Ward d. Reed and Royon, 4/6, 6/3, 6/0, 4/6, 6/3. 
FINAL ROUND- Thayer and Ward d. Spaulding and Hendrick, 1/6, 7/5, 6/3, 7/5. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Edith Rotch d. Miss Buda Stephens, 4/6, 6/4, 6/2. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Mrs. H. Bickle and Miss Best d. Miss E. Rotch and Miss B. Ste- 
phens, 6/2, 6/3. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Bickle and Reed d. Miss Ballin and Hendrick, 6/3, 5/7, 6/2. 

MEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
PINA-L ROUND— R, C. Smith d. C. W. Pooley, 2/6, 6/4, 6/1. 



Pennsylvania and Eastern States Women's 
Championships 

Mrs. Marshall McLean of New York swept the field in the singles and won 
the Pennsylvania and Eastern States championship for women, on the courts 
of the Merion Cricket Club. Haverford. Pa.. May 31 to June 5. Fifty-four 
players entered, many of them of rank, among whom were three former 
national champions. Mrs. McLean. Mrs. Barger Wallach and Mrs. C. N. Beard. 
Miss Molla Bjurstedt. the Norwegian champion, entered in all the events, but 
stayed out of the singles. Miss B.iurstedt and Mrs. McLean won the doubles, 
while Miss Clare Cassel and Wallace Johnson annexed the mixed event. 

The tennis during the week was first class and the tournament decidedly the 
best that has been held in the event, both from the standpoint of the con- 
testants and the spectators. The summaries : 



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WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Miss Edith Porter d. Miss E. S. Bryant, 6/3, 6/0; Mrs. Gilbert Har- 
vey d. Mrs. C. R. Wainwright, by default; Miss Eleanor Carey d. Miss M. Thompson, 
6/4, 6/3; Miss Clare Cassel d. Miss Elizabeth Henry, by default; Miss M. E. Willcox d. 
Miss C. Stevens, by default; Mrs. D. Paul d. Miss Gertrude Hollis, 2/6, 6/2, 10/8; Miss 
Dorothy Disston d. Miss Emilie Kennedy, 10/8, 6/4; Miss Ina A. Kissel d. Miss M. Wil- 
lett, 6/2, 6/3; Miss Mary Stair d. Miss Marion Fenno, by default; Mrs. I. Schlichter, Jr, 
d. Mrs. J. G. Hibbs, 6/1, 5/7, 8/6; Mrs. D. P. Wood d. Miss Helen Alexander, 6/2, 6/3; 
Miss Miriam Steever d. Miss Alice Miller, 4/6, 6/4, 6/1; Miss Mildred Willard d. Miss 
Evelyn Runk, 6/2, 6/3; Miss Winifred Richards d. Miss Lillian Gest, 6/1, 6/2; Mrs. C. 
N. Beard d. Miss Violet Gratz, by default; Miss K. Brinton d. Miss Gertrude Henry, 
by default; Miss M. Taylor d. Miss Mary Williams, 3/6, 6/2, 6/2; Mrs. Barger Wallach 
d. Mrs. V. N. Bieg, 6/2, 6/3; Miss M. Myers d. Miss M. Bjurstedt, by default; Miss E. 
Hensel d. Miss Amy Harris, 6/0, 6/2; Miss Edith Runk d. Miss Ethel Dunham, 6/2, 6/1; 
Miss Agnes Kennedy d. Miss J. Pauling, 6/1, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— Mrs. McLean d. 
Miss Eliza M. Fox, 6/3, 6/4; Miss Eleanora R. Sears d. Miss E. H. Katzenberg, 6/2, 6/2; 
Miss Porter d. Miss Elsa Reath, by default; Miss Carey d. Mrs. Harvey, 0/6, 7/5, 6/4; 
Miss Cassel d. Miss Willcox, 6/1, 6/2; Miss Disston d. Mrs. Paul, 4/6, 8/6, default; Miss 
Kissell d. Miss Stair, 6/2, 6/4; Mrs. Wood d. Mrs. Schlichter, Jr., 6/2, 6/2; Miss Steever 
d. Miss Willard, 6/4, 6/4; Mrs. Beard d. Miss Richards, 6/2, 6/0; Miss Taylor d. Miss 
Brinton, 6/1, 6/0; Mrs. Wallach d. Miss Myers, 6/2, 6/1; Miss Runk d. Miss Hensel, 4/6, 
6/4, 6/2; Miss Kennedy d. Miss Elizabeth Ayer, 6/1, 6/2; Mrs. H. H. Smith d. Mrs, 
Robert A. Pope, by default; Miss P. Walsh d. Miss Virginia Litchfield, 6/0, 6/1. THIRD 
ROUND— Mrs. McLean d. Miss Sears, 6/1, 6/4; Miss Carey d. Miss Porter, 6/2, 6/2; Miss 
Cassel d. Miss Disston, 6/1, 6/3; Mrs. Wood d. Miss Kissell, 6/4, 6/2; Mrs. Beard d. Miss 
Steever, 4/6, 6/0, 6/1; Mrs. Wallach d. Miss Taylor, 6/4, 6/2; Miss Kennedy d. Miss 
Runk, 7/5, 4/6, 8/6; Miss Walsh d. Mrs. Smith, 6/4, 8/6. FOURTH ROUND— Mrs. 
McLean d. Miss Carey, 8/6, 6/0; Miss Cassel d. Mrs. Wood, 6/2, 6/2; Mrs. Beard d. Mrs. 
Wallach, 6/3, 1/6, 6/2; Miss Kennedy d. Miss Walsh, 6/2, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— 
Mrs. McLean d. Miss Cassel, 6/2, 6/2; Mrs. Beard d. Miss Kennedy, 1/6, 7/5, 8/6. FINAL 
ROUND— Mrs. McLean d. Mrs. Beard, 6/0, 6/2. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Miss E. Runk and Miss M. Williams d. Miss M. Willett and Mrs. J. 
Paulding, 6/2, 9/7; Miss Eleanora R. Sears and Miss Fenno d. Miss E. M. Fox and Mrs. 
Gilbert Harvey, 6/3, 6/4; Miss M. Thompson and Miss M. Willard d. Mrs. W. P. New- 
hall and Miss Sophia Norris, 6/2, 7/9, 6/2; Miss H. Alexander and Miss D. Disston d. 
Miss M. Taylor and Miss M. Coates, 6/3, 6/2; Miss A. Kennedy and Mrs. H. H. Smith d. 
Miss E. Hensel and Miss A. Hensel, 6/4, 4/6, 6/2; Miss Eleanor Carey and Miss E. Ken- 
nedy d. Miss M. E. Willcox and Miss K. Brinton, 6/2, 6/2; Miss E. Porter and Miss M. 
Smith d. Miss Ethel Dunham and Miss A. Miller, 6/3, 7/5; Mrs. H. A. Sands and Mrs. 
D. Paul d. Miss Clare Cassel and partner, by default. SECOND ROUND— Miss P. 
Walsh and Mrs. I, Schlichter, Jr. d. Miss Evelyn Runk and Mrs. V. N. Bieg, 6/2, 5/7, 
6/2; Misses Myers d. Mrs. Wainwright and partner, by default; Miss Sears and Miss 
Fenno d. Miss Runk and Miss Williams, 6/3, 6/2; Miss Alexander and Miss Disston d. 
Miss Thompson and Miss Willard, by default; Miss Carey and Miss E. Kennedy d. Miss 
A. Kennedy and Mrs. H. Smith, 5/7, 7/5, 6/2; Miss Porter and Miss M. Smith d. Mrs. 
Sands and Mrs. Paul, by default; Miss M. Bjurstedt and Mrs. Marshall McLean d. Mrs. 
J. G. Hibbs and Mrs. F. B. Gilbert, Jr.. 6/2, 6/0; Mrs. C. N. Beard and Miss M. Steever 
d. Miss Kissell and Mrs. Wood, 6/4, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— Miss Walsh and Mrs. 
Schlichter, Jr., d. Misses Myers, by default; Miss Sears and Miss Fenno d. Miss Alex- 
ander and Miss Disston, 6/5, 6/2; Miss Carey and Miss E. Kennedy d. Miss Porter and 
Miss M. Smith, 6/3, 6/3; Miss Bjurstedt and Mrs. McLean d. Mrs. Beard and Misa 
Steever, 7/9, 6/2, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Walsh and Mrs. Schlichter, Jr. d. 
Miss Sears and Miss Fenno, 1/6, 8/6, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Miss Bjurstedt and Mrs. 
McLean d. Miss Walsh and Mrs. Schlichter, Jr., 6/2, 6/2. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Clare Cassel and W. F. Johnson d. Mrs. D. Paul and Edgar 
Scott, 6/2, 6/3. 

CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Gilbert Harvey d. Miss H. Alexander, 6/1, 6/4. 

CONSOLATION DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss E. Fox and Mrs. G. Harvey d. Miss M. Myers and Miss S. 
Myers. 

CONSOLATION MIXED DOUBLES. 
- FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Barger Wallach and Craig Biddle d. Miss E. Fox and B. 
Thayer. 



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Northeastern Pennsylvania Championships 

S. H. Voshell won the championship of Northeastern Pennsylvania, in sin- 
gles, at the tournament held on the dirt courts of the Country Club of Scran- 
ton, Pa., from September 15 to 19. His opponent in the final round was Cedric 
A. Major, the runner-up the previous year, and Major forced the battle to five 
sets before Voshell was declared the winner. In the doubles. Major and 
Voshell were pushed to the limit to secure the honors from McClave and Ken- 
dall. Mrs. Howard Ci'aig won the women's singles, but was not as successful 
in the doubles, that eA^ent being taken up by Mrs. La M. Belin and Miss Storrs. 

With the exception of a heavy rain on Friday, which necessitated the burn- 
ing of 700 gallons of gasoline in order to finish on Saturday, the tournament 
was a great success. The finals in the men's doubles had to be made the best 
two out of three sets instead of the usual three out of five. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINCLES 

FIRST ROUND— J. B. Carr d. T. L. Welles, Jr., '7/5, 4/6, 7/5; L. F. Doud d. J. W. 
Welles, 6/0, 6/1; C. B. Harris d. Anthony Arnold, 6/1, 6/0; J. H. Brooks d. J. B. Wil- 
liams, 6/1, 6/3; James Linen d. W. C. Johnson, 6/2, 6/3; H. C. Updegrove d. E. F. 
Thomas, bv default; E. J. O'Boyle d, William F. Koch, 6/3, 6/2; R. G. Brooks d. E. W. 
Peaslee, by default; E. H. Shafer d. D. H. Ketcham, 6/1, 6/4; J. S. O'Boyle d. F. C. 
Fuller, 6/3, 9/7; R. B. McClave d. Allan Osborne, 6/1, 6/0; R. G. Burn d. J. L. Peck, 
6/3, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— Roland Von Maur d. R. L. Davidson, 6/0, 6/1; H. M. Kel- 
ler d. William Wicks, by default; S. H. Voshell d. C. F. Walter, 6/3, 6/1; H. O'Boyle 
d. R. B. Davidson, 6/2, 6/1; William M. Curry d. A. H. Man, Jr., by default; Doud d. 
Carr, 3/6, 6/2, 6/1; J. H. Brooks d. Harris, 6/3, 6/1; Updegrove d. Linen, 6/2, 6/0; E. J. 
O'Boyle d. R. G. Brooks, 6/1, 6/1; Shafer d. J. S. O'Boyle, 6/1, 6/2: McClave d. Burns, 
6/1, 3/6, 6/1; Conway Dickson d. Philip Bryden, 6/4, 6/1; James B. Hughes d. H. C. 
Carr, 6/0, 6/2; Cedric A. Major d. G. W. Davies, by default; R. M. Price d. Warren T, 
Acker, bv default; J. H. Rendall d. J. W. Fisher, Jr., 6/1, 6/0. THIRD ROUND— Von 
Maur d. Keller, bv default; Voshell d. H. O'Boyle, 6/0, 6/1; Curry d. Doud, 6/4, 6/2; 
Updegrove d. Brooks, 6/3, 4/6, 6/3; Shafer d. E. J. O'Boyle, 6/2, 6/3; McClave d. Dick- 
son. 6/3, 8/6; Major d. Hughes, 6/3, 6/4; Rendall d. Price, 6/0, 6/1. FOURTH ROUND— 
VoBhell d. Van Maur, 6/4, 6/3; Updegrove d. Curry, 6/2, 6/4; McClave d. Shafer, 6/2, 
6/2; Major d. Rendall. 6/1, 6/3, SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Voshell d. Updegrove, 1/6, 6/3, 
6/4; Major d. McClave, by default. FINAL ROUND— Voshell d. Major, 1/6, 7/5, 6/2, 
6/8, 6/4. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Brooks and Williams d. Koch and Manners, 9/11, 6/0, 6/3; Osborne 
and Bryden d. Peck and Lamb, 6/2, 6/4; Keller and Dickson d. Davidson and Davidson, 
6/2, 6/1; Harris and Fuller d. Smith and Brooks, 6/0, 2/6, 6/4; Von Maur and Lowry d. 
Merrill and Palmer, 6'1, 6/1; O'Boyle and O'Boyle d. Carr and Carr, 6/1, 8/6. SECOND 
ROUND— McClave and Rendall d. Doud and Moyer, 6/1, 7/5; Burn and Updegrove d. J. 
W. Fisher, Jr. and W. C. Johnson, 6/2, 6/0; Keller and Dickson d. Osborne and Bryden. 
6/3, 5/7, 6/4; Von Maur and Lowry d. Harris and Fuller, 1/6, 6/3, 6/2; O'Boyle and 
O'Boyle d. Linen and Ketcham, 6/2, 6/1; H. O'Boyle and Hughes d. Wicks and Howell, 
by default. THIRD ROUND— McClave and Rendall d. Burn and Updegrove, 6/4. 6/3: 
Keller and Dickson d. Brooks and Williams, 6/1, 4/6, 6/2: Von Maur and Lowry d. 
O'Bovle and O'Bovle, 6/2, 6/4: Major and Voshell d. H. O'Boyle and Hughes, 6/0, 10/8. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— McClave and Rendall d. Keller and Dickson, 6/4, 6/1; Major and 
Voshell d. Von Maur and Lowry. FINAL ROUND— Major and Voshell d. McClave and 
Rendall, 8/6, 6/4. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 

FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Howard Craig d. Mrs. La M. Belin, 6/2, 6/4. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Mrs. La M. Belin and Miss Storrs d. Miss Claire Matlack and Mrs. 
Craig, 7/5, 6/3. 

MEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Philip Bryden d. W. F. Koch, 6/2, 2/6, 6/4. 



Southern Pennsylvania Championshios 

C. S. Garland, without the loss of a set. placed the championship of Southern 
Pennsylvania to his credit, in the tournament held at the Bedford Springs 
Tennis Club, August 7 to 14. Fred. H. Harris and J. E. McLain scored a 



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triumph in the men's doubles, and Miss Molla Bjurstedt and C. S. Garland won 
the mixed doubles. 

There were thirty-seven entries in the men's singles, sixteen teams in the 
men's doubles, and twenty-two pairs in the mixed doubles. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— John McKone d. R. MeLeod, 6/2, 6/1; R. Oster d. J. J. Barclay, 6/2, 
6/4; W. S. Hurlock d. T. Gephart, Jr., 7/5, 6/3; L. A. Kraus d. John Kunkle, 7/5, 7/5; 
Chisholm Garland d. E. Middleton, 6/0, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— J. U. Moorhead d. Paul 
Reed, 6/3, 7/5; C. S. Garland d. W. B. Ingle, 6/0, 6/0; C. Cleave d. E. F. Torrey, 6/2, 
5/7, 6/4; Oster d. McKone, 6/0, 6/1; F. H. Harris d. Chisholm Garland, 6/0, 6/0; J. P. 
Replogle d. C. P. Billings, 4/6. 6/3, 6/1; J. Scott Burke d. A. A. Garland, 6/1, 6/0; 
Charles Garland d. B. Cleave, 6/0, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— Moorhead d. R. C, Hall, 6/0, 
6/1; C. S. Garland d. Cleave, 6/1, 6/0; N. W. Swayne d. A. McLanahan, 6/1, 6/0; Ostei 
d. J. B. Williams, 6/4, 6/2; Harris d. Hurlock, 6/0, 6/1; Replogle d. T. H. Bopp, 6/0, 
6/0; J. E. McLain d. Burke, 6/0, 6/3; Charles Garland d. Sam Bird, 6/0, 6/1. FOURTH 
ROUND— C. S. Garland d. Moorhead, 6/3, 6/1; Swayne d. Oster, 6/4, 6/1; Harris d. Rep- 
logle, 6/3, 6/2; McLain d. Charles Garland, 6/2, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— C. S. Gar- 
land d. Swayne, 6/3, 6/2; Harris d. McLain, 9/7, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— C. S. Garland d. 
Harris, 6/2, 6/4, 6/4. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Reed and Middleton d. Hurlock and Kunkle, 6/1, 6/3; Harris and 
McLain d. Bopp and Garland, 6/1, 6/0; Replogle and Swayne d. B. Cleave and Bird, 6/0, 
6/0; Oster and McLanahan d. Burke and McLeod, 6/1, 6/3; Garland and Garland d. Hall 
and Barclay, 6/0, 6/1; Moorhead and Torrey d. McKone and C. Cleave, 6/1, 6/1; Billings 
and Garland d. Williams and Ingle, 6/0, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Harris and McLain d. 
Reed and Middleton, 6/0, 6/1; Replogle and Swayne d. S. Garrison and C. T. Garrison, 
6/0, 6/0; Garland and Garland d. Oster and McLanahan, 6/1, 7/5; Billings and Garland 
d. Moorhead and Torrey, 6/2, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Harris and McLain d. Rep- 
logle and Swayne, 4/6, 6/4, 6/3; Garland and Garland d. Billings and Garland, 6/3, 3/6, 
6/1. FINAL ROUND— Harris and McLain d. Garland and Garland, 6/4, 6/4, 6/3. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Molla Bjurstedt and C. S. Garland d. Miss Sara Young and F. 
H. Harris, 6/1, 6/4. 



Western Pennsylvania Championships 

As usual, the doubles championship of Western Pennsylvania was the feature 
of the tournament held by the Altoona Cricket Club of Altoona, Pa., August 24 
to 27. E. E. Lane and E. Morris were the tournament winners, but in the 
challenge round. H. J. and J. H. Kendall duplicated their success of the pre- 
vious year in straight sets. 

In the singles. R. C. Schmertz carried off the honors by defeating Chisholm 
Garland, in the final round, 6/4, 6/1. 6/1. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES, 

FIRST ROUND— R. C. Schmertz d. G. A. Kerbaugh, 6/0, 6/1; J. A. Smith d. F. J.. 
Peck, 6/3, 6/3; A. McLanahan, Jr. d. C. Cleave, 6/2, 8/6; C. H. Strand d. William Lamb, 
Jr., by default; E. E. Lane d, Morris Smith, 6/3, 6/4; R. F. Hare d. E. F. Thomas, by 
default; Chisholm Garland d. Bertram Cleave, 6/0, 6/0; C. A. Love d. C. E. Haines, 6/1, 
6/0; W. H. Stevens d. McC. Fahnestock, 6/2, 7/5; H. F. Van Valzah d. H. B. Hull, 6/4, 
6/3; C. F. King, Jr. d. J. D. Mattern, 6/8, 8/6, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— W. F. Rey- 
nolds, Jr. d. B. F. Clayberger, 6/4, 1/6, 8/6; Schmertz d. J. A. Smith, 6/1, 6/2; McLan- 
ahan d. Strand, by default; Lane d. Hare, 6/3, 9/5; Garland d. Love, 6/4, 6/1; Van 
Valzah d. Stevens, 6/0, 6/1; Elliott Morris d. King, 6/3, 3/6, 7/5; W. B. Rudd d. A. H. 
Elliott, 7/5, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— Schmertz d. Reynolds, 6/3, 6/3; Lane d. McLanahan, 
6/3, 3/6, 6/3; Garland d. Van Valzah, 6/1, 6/3; Rudd d. Morris. 10/12, 6/2, 6/3. SEMI- 
FINAL ROUND— Schmertz d. Lane, 6/4, 6/2; Garland d. Rudd, 6/0, 6/2. FINAL ROUND 
—Schmertz d. Garland, 6/4, 6/1, 6/1. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— C. Garland and C. Cleave d. C. A. Love and H. F. Van Valzah, 6/4, 
«/2; W. B. Rudd and W. F. Reynolds d. J. T. Balbride and C. H. Plimpton, 7/5, 6/3; 
E. E. Lane and E. Morris d. G. A. Kerbaugh and F. J. Peck, 4/6. 6/3, 6/2; C. F. King 
and R. Hare d. J. R. Stewart and A. McLanahan, 6/4, 6/4; F. O. Wray and J. A. Smith 



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d. B. F. Clayberger and SterenB, 6/4, 4/6, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Garland and Cleave 
d H. B. Hull and J. D. Mattern, 7/5, 6/4; Lane and Morris d. Rudd and Reynolds, 7/5, 
6/3; king and Hare d. Wray and Smith, 6/4, 2/6, 6/4; M. A. Smith and R. C. Schmert* 
d. William Lamb and E. F. Thomas, by default. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Lane and 
MorriB d. Garland and Cleave, 3/6, 6/1, 6/4; King and Hare d. Smith and Schmerta, 
12/10, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Lane and Morris d. King and Hare, 6/3, 6/2, 6/0. 
CHALLENGE ROUND— H. J. and J. H. Rendall d. Lane and Morris, 6/0, 6/1, 6/2. 

MEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— J. A. Smith d. C. P. King, 6/3, 6/3, 6/4. 



Northwestern Pennsylvania Championships 

J. G. Castle, the diminutive star of Allegheny College, Pa., defeated Charles 
S. Garland, the 1914 champion, in the challenge round of the sixth annual 
tournament for the championship of Northwestern Pennsylvania, held at the 
New Castle Country Club, beginning July 14. With F. O. Wilson as a partner, 
Castle also annexed the doubles. Miss Mabel Miller of Blairsvllle. Pa., won 
the women's singles in straight sets after eliminating Miss Louise Fordyce of 
Youngstown, Ohio, the 1914 champion, in the semi-finals. 

The entry list of the tournament was the largest in its history, forty-two 
players being entered in the men's singles, sixteen teams in the men's doubles, 
and eleven women striving for the championship bowl. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— F. O. Wilson d. James Kennedy, 6/2, 6/1; G. G. Forquer d. William 
Caldwell, 6/4, 6/1; M. L. McBride d. T. P. Offutt, 6/1, 6/3; Herbert Lytle d. Mathew 
Gunton, 6/3, 6/3; G. E. Ransom d. T. V. A. Malloy, 7/5, 6/1; Ernest Travis d. Milton 
Frew, 6/0, 6/0; T. H. Bopp d. W. L. H. Gibson, 1/6, 6/4, 7/5. SECOND ROUND— J. S. 
Chantler d. Chisholm Garland, 6/3, 5/7, 7/5; James Farrell d. Richard Bard, 6/0, 6/0; 
F. O. Wilson d. G. G. Forquer, 6/2, 6/1; Lytle d. McBride, 6/4, 5/7, 6/1: Travis d. 
Frew, 6/0, 6/0; Charles Garland d. Bopp, 6/0, 6/1; C. H. Blair d. James McMasters, 
6/3, 4/6, 6/4; L. R. Boales d. G. A. Saeger, 10/12, 6/4, 6/0; J. G. Castle d. Norman 
Leeke, 6/4, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— Farrell d. Chantler, 5/5, defaulted; W. J. Uber d. 
J. C, Jackman, 6/3, 6/0; Lytle d. Wilson, 6/3, 6/3; Charles Garland d. Blair, 6/0, 6/1; 
Herbert Patterson d. L. R. Boales, 6/4, 6/1; Castle d. Howard Acher, 6/1, 7/5. 
FOURTH ROUND— Kirk Held d. Farrell, 7/5, 6/1; Lytle d. Uber, 6/1, 6/1; Charles Gar- 
land d. Ransom, 6/3, 6/4; Castle d. Patterson, 6/2, 4/6, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— 
Reid d. Lvtle, 7/9, 6/1, 6/4; Castle d, Charles Garland, 6/4, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— 
Castle d. Reid, 6/2, 3/6, 6/4, 6/3. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Castle d. Charles S. Garland, 6/2, 8/6, 6/8, 7/5. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— H. T. Munn and W. J. Uber d. M. L. McBride and G. G. Forqner, 
4/6, 6/4. 6/2; Herbert Lytle and Norman Leeke d. J. C. Jackman and W. L. H. Gib- 
son, 6/3, 6/4; F. 0. Wilson and J. G. Castle d. J. H. Kennedy and J. S. Chantler, 6/0, 
6/2- D. E. Frew and Howard Acher d. H. Robinson and J. Baumgartner, 6/3, 7/5; Her- 
bert Patterson and Kirk Reid d. G. E. Ranstom and H. Stitzinger, 6/1, 6/1. SECOND 
ROUND— Munn and Uber d. T. V. A. Malloy and T. H. Bopp, 6/3, 6/1; Wilson and 
Castle d. Herbert Lytle and Norman Leeke, 8/6, 6/3; Frew and Acher d. C. H. Blair 
and W. M. Caldwell, 6/4, 6/2; Patterson and Reid d. Charles Garland and Chisholm 
Garland, 7/5, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Wilson and Castle d. Munn and Uber, 6/3, 
6/1; Patterson and Reid d. Frew and Acher, 6/1, 2/6, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Castle and 
Wilson d. Patterson and Reid, 6/3, 6/4, 7/5. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Mabel Miller d. Miss Marjorie Schmertl, 6/4, 6/8. 



Middle Atlantic Championships 

Spencer Gordon of Washington, D. C, defeated a fellow-townsman, J. B. 
Moore, in the final round of singles at the Middle Atlantic tournament, held on 
the courts of the Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase, Md., beginning May 29. 
Five sets were played before the issue was decided. The winner and runner-up, 



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as a pair, captured the final round of doubles, after five hard sets, from Gore 
and Bethel. Miss E. Bryan won the women's singles, and Miss Eva Baker and 
Moore took the mixed doubles. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Spencer Gordon d. R. T. Wilson, 6/3, 7/5; C. T. A. Miller d. H. A. 
Lewis, by default; E. S. Wolfe d. Hugh MacKenzie, by default; A. G. Plant d. B. 
Flournoy, 6/4, 6/4; L. R. Mason d. H. C. Sheridan, by default; Horace Barber d. A. T. 
Ruan, by default; L. I. Doyle d. P. D. Merica, 6/4, 8/6; W. L. Clarke d. F. P. Prit- 
chard, 6/1, 6/2; H. O. Claberger d. C. A. Beider, by default; H. B. Myer d. M. M. 
Trumbull, by default; Ezra Gould d. J. A, Dorst, 6/3, 6/1; L. P. MacLachlan d. D. Cald- 
well, by default; A. J. Gore d. H. T. Shannon, 6/4, 6/1; F. J. Bates d. E. C. Lathrop, 
7/5, 8/6; C. A. Fuller d. A. B. Heaton, 6/1, 6/2; D. Hillyer d. C. Brown, by default; W. 
A. Bethel d. W. T. Bland, by default; A. Y. Leech d. C. S. Kimball, 6/1, 6/0; C. A. 
Slater d. C. Reynolds, 6/4, 2/6, 6/4; E. C. Graves d. James Baird, by default; E. H. 
Gates d. H. Stidham, by default; C. P. King d. C. T. Chapman, by default; M. King 
d. W. H. Ronsaville, 6/3, 6/2; J. B. Moore d. S. Herrick, 6/1, 6/4; Norris McLean d. H. 

E. Read, 6/3, 6/1; H. E. Burton d. G. H. Dawson, by default; C. F. Hughes d. H. N. 
Brown, by default; H. C. Armstrong d. Harvey Bundy, by default; Arthur Hellen d. 

F. C. Holtzman, 6/3, 3/6, 6/4; J. L. Karrick d. E. O. Leech, by default; F. L. Davie d. 
A, B. Shelton, by default; Harvey Winfield d. L. F. Spring, by default. SECOND 
ROUND— Gordon d. Miller, 6/0, 6A; Plant d. Wolfe, by default; Barber d. Mason, 6/4, 
7/5; Doyle d. Clark, 6/2, 6/4; Myers d. Claberger, 6/1, 6/1; Gould d. MacLachlan, 6/2, 
6/1; Gore d. Bates, 6/0, 6/1; Hillyer d. Fuller, 6/3, 4/6, 6/3; Bethel d. Leech, 6/1, 4/6, 6/0; 
Slater d. Graves, by default; C. P. King d. Gates, 6/0, 6/4; Moore d. M. King, 6/1, 6/1; 
McLean d. Burton, 6/1, 6/1; Armstrong d. Hughes, 7/5, 4/6, 6/3; Hellen d. Karrick, 6/2, 
6/0; Winfleld d. Davis, 6/4, 6/4. THIRD ROUND— Gordon d. Plant, 6/0, 6/0; Doyle d. 
Barber, 6/4, 5/7, 6/4; Gould d. Myers, 6/4, 8/6; Hillyer d. Gore, 0/6, 7/5, 8/6; Bethel d. 
Slater, 7/5, 6/4; Moore d. King, 6/2, 6/1; McLean d. Armstrong, 6/3, 6/3; Hellen d. Win- 
fleld, 6/1, 6/3. FOURTH ROUND— Gordon d. Doyle, 6/4, 5/7, 6/4; Hillyer d. Gould, 3/6, 
6/2, 10/8; Moore d. Bethel, 6/1, 6/2; Hellen d. McLean, 6/3, 11/9. SEMI-FINAL ROUND 
—Gordon d. Hillyer, 1/6, 6/1, 8/6; Moore d. Hellen, 6/0, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Gordon d. 
Moore, 4/6, 7/5, 3/6, 6/2, 6/4. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— C. P. King and L. W. Glazebrook d. James Baird and H. Stidham, 
by default; A. Crampton and M. F. West d. B. Skinner and L. I. Dent, 6/3, 9/7. SEC- 
OND ROUND— A. J. Gore and W. A. Bethel d. E. S. Wolfe and partner, by default; E. 
C. Lathrop and P. D. Merica d. C. S. Kimball and F. P. Pritchard, 7/5, 6/1; Harvey 
Bundy and J. U. Morehead d. L. I. Doyle and H. W. Barber, 6/4, 3/6, 7/5; H. T. Shan- 
non and A. B. Heaton d. King and Glazebrook, 6/3, 8/6; Crampton and West d. Peter 
and partner, by default; C. B. Doyle and N. W. McLean d. A. Y. Leech and H. F. 
Winfleld, 6/2, 6/1; H. C. Armstrong and J. A. Dorst d. C. A. Slater and L. P. MacLach- 
lan, 6/4, 1/6, 6/1; Spencer Gordon and J. B. Moore d. Colton and Colton, 6/1, 9/7. THIRD 
ROUND— Gore and Bethel d. Lathrop and Merica, 6/1, 6/2; Bundy and Morehead d. 
Shannon and Heaton, 6/0, 6/2; Doyle and McLean d. Crampton and West, 6/1, 6/2; Gor- 
don and Moore d. Armstrong and Dorst, 6/1, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Gore and 
Bethel d. Bundy and Morehead, 10/8, 7/9, 8/6; Gordon and Moore d. Doyle and McLean, 
2/6, 9/7, 8/6. FINAL ROUND— Gordon and Moore d. Gore and Bethel, 6/3, 6/4, B/7, 
5/7, 6/2. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Miss F. Smith d. Mrs. F. Pyle, by default; Mrs. Tyssowski d. Miss 
J. Steck, 6/1, 6/4; Miss A. Doyle d. Miss E. Stowell, 6/0, 6/1; Miss Corson d. Mrs. 
Downs, 6/1, 6/2; Miss M. Sewall d. Miss Trout, 6/1, 6/3; Mrs. Winter d. Miss Dufour, by 
default; Miss E. Bryan d. Mrs. W. Bethel, 6/4, 6/3; Miss Stone d. Miss M. Brown, by 
default. SECOND ROUND— Miss Smith d. Mrs. Tyssowski, 6/3, 6/1; Miss Doyle d. Miss 
Corson, 6/1, 6/2; Miss Sewall d. Mrs. Winter, by default; Miss Bryan d. Miss Stone, 
2/6, 6/0, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Doyle d. Miss Smith, 6/0, 6/3; Miss Bryan d. 
Miss Sewall, 6/0, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Miss Bryan d. Miss Doyle, 6/3, 6/2. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Eva Baker and Ballard Moore d. Miss Stone and Hillyer, 
6/1, 6/0. 

MEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUNI>— F. 0. Hultzman d. S. Herrick, 6/4, 4/6, 6/2. 

WOMEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Bethel d. Mrs. Downs, 6/3, 6/0. 



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South Atlantic States Championships 

Edward V. Carter, Jr.. <<f Atlanta, successfully defended his title a^: 
his brother, Frank Carter, in the toiirnanient for the South Atlantic ^ 
Championship, held at the Augusta {Ga.) Country Club during the w. . 
June 14. It was the winner's third consecutive victory, and the silv- r 
lenge cup became his permanent property. E. V. Carter, Jr., pain-.i 
J. K. Urr, Jr., also captured the doubles. The summaries: 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— T. Jones d. D. Teague. 6/4, 7/5; H. Wall d. A. Gehrken. 8 4 
L. Gercke d. B. liaRSdale, e„l, 64: F. Carter <1. W. Nixon. 60, 6 1; T. Brand .! 
K. McKenzie, 7/5. 6/2; C. IMiinizy d. V. Liiinhack, h 6, 9 11, 13 11; F. Ke.vie.i 
W. Martin, 6/4, 6/3; K. Merry d. J. WilkiiiB. « 1. 6 -'; J. K. Orr d. D. ByHHey. •. 1 
L. Kennedy d. W. B. Rigsby. 6 4. 6/1. SKCoNI) KoCND— A. M. Kennedy «i. 
Harper, 4/6, 6/4, 7/5; F. H. Barrett d. W. Marnhall, 6/2. 8/6; S. .NiiruberK'er d. I 
RoKenian, 6/2, 7/5; J. B. Lee d. Jones, by d<-faidt; Wall d. Gen-ke. 6 3. 6 s. 
Carter d. M. Harrison, 6/0. 6,0; F. W. Capers d. Brand, 6 4, 6 3; K. Waring d. Tin 
by (lefaidt; Merry d. Reynidds, 6/2. 6 4; Kennedy d. Orr. by default; T. Barr. 
A. W. Harper. 3/6, 6/4. 6 1; F. Manslield <1. L. Brown, 6 2. 6'2; V. McMillan 
Bredenberg. 4/6. 6/3. 6/3; U. Capers d. W. Ashe. 6/4. 6 2; J. Brooks d. E. Barrlnov 
6/4, 7/5. THIRD ROUND— A. M. Kennedy d. T. Cuniming. 6 1. 6 2; NurnlK-rger .1 
H. Barrett, 6/1, 8/6; Lee d. Wall, 6/2. 3/6, 8/6; Carter d. CaiM-ra. 6 0. 12 10; Merr 
Waring, by default; T. Barrett d. Kennedy, 6 3, 6 4; McMillan d. ManHliild. 2 ••.. 
6/3; Capers d. Brooks. 6/3. 6/3. FoTBTH K<>T'.NI>— A. M. KeimiMly d. Nundterger. 
8/6; Carter d. Lee, 6 3. 6/3; T. I'.arrett d. Merry. 6 1. 7 5; M«-.Millan d. Capers, 
default. SEMI-FINAL UoCNI)— Carter d. Kennedy, 6 4. 6 4; McMillan I. T. Ban 
10/12, 6/2, 6/3. FINAL U<»rNI>— Frank Carter d. V. McMillan. 6/4. 6/1, 2/6, 6/2. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Edward V. Carter, Jr., d. Frank Carter, 6/2, 6/2, 6/1. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— L. Kennedy and Cnmming won, 6/1, 6/3: J. C. and A. W. ITarpc 

Brand and D. Paddock, 6/3, 7 5; Capers and Carey d. Perkins and Orrington, 7 5, 
Mansfield and F. Carter d. Nurnb»rg<r and (Jenke, 6 2. 6 4; Barrett and Barret 
Hester and Wall, 3/6, 6/4. 6/2; Merry and Evans d. Uigsby and Wilkins. 6 2, 7 5: 
and E. V. Carter, Jr., d. M. Kenne<ly and I.,ee, 6/1. 6'3. SECOND H( >CNI>— Brooks 
Ragsdalf d. Davidson and Bates, 7 5. 63; W. Kenned.v and HnrrJKon d. Dillanl 
Capers. 12/14. 8/6. 6 1; L. Kennedy and Cumming d. Harper and Harper. 6 3. 6 1; U 
dale and McMillan d. Capers and Carey. 6 3. 6 3; Mansfield and F. Carter d. Bai 
and Barrett. 8/6. 6/2; (»rr and E. V. Carter. Jr., <1. .Nb-rry and Evans, l)y <lef: 
Nixon and Nixon d. Keenan and Miller. 64, 6/3. THIHD R(H'NI>— W. Kenne<jy 
Harrison d. Brooks and Kagsdale, 6 '4, 6/1; L. Kennedy and Cuniming d. Ragsdab- 
McMillan, 3/6, 6/1, 8/6; Orr and Carter d, MansfieM nnd Carter, 6 4, 6 0: Nix(»n 
Nixon d. McKenzie-Blach, by default. SEMI-FINAL K(iCNI>— L. Kennedy and ( 
ming d. W. Kennedy and Harrison, 6/1, 6/3: Orr an«l Carter d. Nixon and Nixon 
default. FINAL ROUND— J. K. Orr and E. V. Carter, Jr., d. L. Kennedy and T. ( 
ming, 6/3, 6/0, 6/2. 



Central States Championships 

Roland M. Iloerr of St. Louis retained the singles title, which he woi 
1914. in the eighth annual Central States championship tournament, helc 
the courts of the St. Louis Amateur Athletic Association, leginning Jul 
His opponent in the final round was C. Drummond Jones. Iloerr winning 
four-set match. Jones and Hoerr. paired together, won the doubles even I 
a dashing finish, from Gene Monnett and Paul D^rrough of Enid. Okla. 
consolation singles was won by E. B. Harris of the Maplewood Tennis C 
and the consolation doubles went to Ed. Tilton and J. S. Sullivan. The s 
maries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUNI>— D. Obear d. H. M. Hess. 3/6, 6/2, 8/6; Ed. Tilton d. Seott Gan 
8/6, 6/2; M. D. Macdonald d. F. D. McCluskey, 4/6, 6/2, 7/5; W. H. Bowman d. "W 
Wiley, 6/1, 9/7: J. Lehman d. J. Friede, 7/9, 6/2, 6/2; R. M. Hoerr d. K. Schaberg. 
6/3; H. R. HoUingshead d. H. T. McCluskey, 6/2. 3/6. 6/2; C. D. P. Hamilton d. I 



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Bice. 3/6, 7/5, 6/4; A. N. Frazier «J. C. G. Hotchkiss, 6/4. 6 3: C. D. Jones d. E. Eich- 
meier, 6/0, 6/2; T. Ward d. V. W. lirown. 6/2, 6/0; J. S. Sullivan d. T. Phelan. 11/9, 
6/1; E. li. Tlionuis d. J. S. LionlHTjrer. 3/6, 9/7, 6/2; W. G. Gamble d. F. M. Warner, 
6/2. 6/2; J. S. Al<len d. W. It. Schneider. 8/6, 6/4, 6/3; S. U. Overall d. G. F. Uro.ker, 
6/3. C 2. SE<.<)M> HOUND— <_', U. Kinc d. C. D. Smiley. 7 5. 6 3; J. H. Chandler d. J. 
8. M<Guire. ♦; 1, h lo. 6,2; E. I). Munnutt <1. A. T. Blatterman. 6 2. 6/4; I». ttbear d. 
Josepli DiekHon, 6/3, 6/1; Tilton d. G. J. Johnston. 6/3, 8/6; Bowman d. Maedonald. 6/3, 
6/1; Ho.'rr d. I^diman, 6 0. 6 1; Hamilton d. HoUingshead. 2/6, 6 3. 6 2: Jones d. Fra- 
iler. 6 1. 6/2; Wanl d. Charh-s IN-rry. 6, S. 6 4. 6;4; Sullivan d. Thomas. 6 1, 6 1: (Jamlde 
d. Alden. 6/4. 6/3; Overall d. F. IW-nson, 6 0. 6/0; W. I). iMilrymple «1. II. S. Cushuian. 7 5, 
4,6, 6 '3; K. (J. M«-t(iilf.- d. James Westhurv. 7 5. 6 4; I*. (J. Darrough d. E. H. Harris. 
6/4. 6 1. THIKI) UorNl>— <handler d. King. 6/4, 6/3; Monnett d. Obear, 6/4. 6/4; Bow- 
man d. Tilton, 6 4. 6 1; Ho«rr d. Hamilton. 6 1, 6/2; Jones d. Ward, 7/5, 7/5; Sullivan 
d. <iamble. H 7. 4 tl, « O; (iverull d. iMilrvmpb-. bv default; Oarmugh d. Mftcalfv, 6 4. 
6/8. 6 2. ForUTH Uol'NI>— Monnett d. Chandler. 6/2. 6/4; Ilo.rr d. Bowman. 6,3. 6/2; 
Jon«B d. Sullivan. 6/4. 6 1; Darrough d. Ovirall. 6 2. 6 3. SEMI-FINAL KoL'ND— Hoerr 
d. -Monn.'tt, 7 5. 4 6. 06. 6 3. 6 2; Jones d. Darrough, 9/7, 0/6, 3/6, 6/2, 6/4. FINAL 
ROUND— IliK-rr d. Jones, 6/2, 6 1, 3 6, 6/1. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIHST HnT'\r>— Cliandl.r and Bowman «1. Sullivan and Tilton. 6 2. 7 5; Rice and 
Johanniiig d. F. D. .M««'liisk«'y and H. Y. McCluskfy. 6 2. 6 1; Hotchkiss and I,ionb«-r- 
Ker d. (Jiirdmr ami Smiley. 2 fr. 6,3. S fi. SECOND HoUNI>— Thomas and Ward d. Srha- 
b«'rg an<l oiH-ar. 6,4. 5 7. 7 5; Jont'S and H<M'rr d. Collins and M»'t<-alfe. 6 3, 6 3; Uobln- 
«on and Smith d. MacdunaM and St«Tn. 6 2. 6'4; Chandler and Bowman «1. Hire and 
Johiinning, 6 3, 3 6. 6 3; Ovi-rall and King d. Ilotrhkiss and Lionlx'rger. 3 6, 6 3, 6/1; 
Dttrroiigli iind Moiin«-tt d. Travis and ChiiM-. 6 1. f, A; Harris and Winsliv d. .Mdi-ri and 
FariH. »; 1. 6 4; I^diman and INrry d. Di.kinte nud Diiklnt.>. 9 7. 6 1. THIHD HnUND— 
Jones and HiM-rr d. Thomas and Ward, 6 4. 6 3; Hobinson and Smith d. Chandler and 
Bowman, 1 >',. 6 2, 6 3; Darrough and .Monnett «l. Ov«-rall and King. •'. :!. •'. 2: L<'hmnn and 
Perry d. Harris and WInsby. 6 4. 4 6. 7 5. SEMIFINAL H«»UM^— Jones and Hoerr d. 
Robinson and Smith, ♦; 4. 6 2. 6 2; Darrougl> and Monnett il. I.<>liman and Perry, 6 1. 6/4. 
6/3. Fl.VAL Ui»UM»— Jones and Hoerr d. Darrough and Monnett. 11 13. 3,6, 6/3, 6/4, 6/2. 



Central West Women's Championships 

Fifty seven «>f the sixty entrants eoinpeted In the fourth aiinuni totirnj.mont 
for the (VntrnI West rlminplonslilps for women, held under the auspices of 
the Ivanhoe Tennis Club, at Kat)sjis City. Mo., the week of June 1*1. The sin 
g\*-s title was won by Miss M;»ry KatheVlne Voorliees of Kvanston. III., while 
the doubles went to Miss Carrie H. Neely of Chicago and Miss Louise Pound 
of Lincoln. Ni'br. The summaries : 

SINGLES. 
FIRST ROrND— Miss Keith Tracy d. Miss Dorothy Hayes. 6-'3. 4/6. 6/0; Mrs. S. I. 
riournoy d. Miss Ruth Barnes, 6 1, 6 4; Mrs. J. M. Forrester d. Miss Florence Lyle. 6/1, 
8 0; Miss Katlileen DufTy d. Miss Nina M. Cowan. 61, 61: Miss Virginia Ruclolph d. 
Miss Mary Donovan. 6 2. 6 s, in s; Miss Marjorie Hires d. Mrs. E. S. Brigliam. 6 2, 6/2; 
Miss Elbn P.'ters il. Miss EtizalM>th Hill, 6 4, 7 5: .Miss Meryle I^-avel d. Miss Margaret 
Fonles, 5 7, r. 1. r, :\: Miss M. K. Vm.rhees «1. Miss Clara (;rigsby, 6/1, 6 0; Miss Marion 
Newell d. Miss M. B. Meservey. 6 2. 6 4; Mrs. I). B. Foster d. Miss Margaret Gilrhrlst. 
60, C, 1: Miss Dorothy Johnston d. Miss Minnie Smith. 6 3. 6 '2: Miss Marion Sowle d. 
Miss Dorothy I.udwig. 6 3. 6 3: Miss Margaret Donovan d. Miss Laura Small, 6 'i. 6 3; 
Miss Ruth liagar d. Miss Dorothy Thompson. 6 0. »; 1 ; Miss Mary Morb-y d. .Miss Martha 
Anilrews, t^ 1, 01: Miss lionise Hammann d. Miss Hel.-n Eastlake, C 1. 6 1. SECOND 
RiU'NlV— Miss Leslev La Beaume d. Miss Helen Schramm. 6/0. 6 0; Mrs. R. S. Peer d. 
Miss Lottie Fuller. 6 4. 4 6. 8 6; Miss Lyle Hayes d. Miss Tracy. 3/6. 6/4. 8/6; Miss 
Pound d. Mrs. Flournoy, 6 1, 6 1; Miss Prendergast d. Mrs. Forrester. 6/1. 6/0; Miss 
DufTy d. Mrs. H. B. Manring, by default: Miss Hires d. Miss Rudoli)h, 6/n. 61: Miss 
Leavel «1. Miss Peters. 6 3, fi 3; Sliss V(Mirh»'es d. Miss Newell. 6 1. 6 1: Mrs. Foster d. 
Miss Johnston. 6 1. 6'4: Miss Sowle d. Miss Donovan, 1/6, 6/1, 6/3; Mrs. M. McNeill d. 
Miss Hagar, 6/2, 6'3; Miss Morlev d. Miss E. Martin. 6'2. 6/1; Miss Hamman" d. Miss 
Cojie. 6 0. 6 0; Miss Hocker d. Miss Jeanette Mc-Kellar. 6 1. 6 0. THIRD ROr'<I>— Miss 
La Beaume d. Mrs. I'l-er. 6 3. 6 1: Miss Pound d. Miss Lyle Hayes. 6 0. 6 1; Miss Pren- 
dergast d. Miss DufTv, 7 5, 6/3: Miss Hires d. Miss Leavel. 6 3. 6 4: Miss Voorhe.-s d. 
Mrs. Foster, 6/4, 6 1; Mrs, McNeill d. Miss Sowle, 6/0, 6,'2; Miss Morley d. Miss Ham- 



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mann, 6/4, 1/6, 6/3; Miss C. B. Neely d. Miss Hocker, 6/2, 6/1. FOURTH ROUND— Miss 
Pound d. Miss La Beaume, 6/2, 6/3; Miss Hires d. Miss Prendergast, 8/6, 9/7; Miss 
Voorhees d. Mrs. McNeill, 5/7, 6/4. 6/4; Miss Neely d. Miss Morley, 6/0, 6/1. SEMI- 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Pound d. Miss Hires, 6/2, 6/3; Miss Voorhees d. Miss Neely, 4/6, 
6/4, 3/1, defaulted. FINAL ROUND— Miss Voorhees d. Miss Pound, 3/6, 6/4, 6/4. 

DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND — Mrs. McNeill and Miss Hammann d. Miss Thompson and Miss East- 
lake, 6/0, 6/2; Miss Hires and Miss Sowle d. Miss Brigham and Miss Peters, 6/1, 6/1; 
Miss Voorhees and Miss Hayes d. Miss Foules and Mrs. Brigham, 6/3, 6/2; Miss Neely 
and Miss Pound d. Miss Barnes and Miss Cope, 6/0, 6/0; Mrs. Foster and Miss Fuller d. 
Miss Leavel and Mrs. Forrester, 6/8, 7/5, 6/1; Mrs. Peer and Miss Hocker d. Miss Lud- 
wig and Miss Hagar, 6/3, 6/1; Miss Prendergast and Miss La Beaume d. Miss McKellar 
and Miss Eastlake, 6/3, 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Miss Hires and Miss Sowle d. Mrs. 
McNeill and Miss Hammann, 4/6, 6/4, 8/6; Miss Voorhees and Miss Hayes d. Miss Har- 
vey and Mrs. Peppard, 6/4, 6/4; Miss Neely and Miss Pound d. Mrs. Foster and Miss 
Fuller, 6/1, 6/2; Miss Prendergast and Miss La Beaume d. Mrs. Peer nad Miss Hocker, 
6/2, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Voorhees and Miss Hayes d. Miss Hires and 
Miss Sowle, 6/4, 6/8, 6/4; Miss Neely and Miss Pound d. Miss Prendergast and Miss 
La Beaume,, 6/1, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Miss Neely and Miss Pound d. Miss Voorhees 
and Miss Hayes, 5/7, 6/4, 6/4. 

CONSOLATION SINGLES. 

FINAL ROUND— Miss Lottie Fuller d. Miss Laura Small, 6/2, 6/3. 

CONSOLATION DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND — Miss Katherine Harvey and Mrs. List Peppard d. Miss Meryl Leavel 
and Mrs. J. M. Forrester, 2/6, 6/4, 6/4. 



Northwestern Championships 

The twenty-sixth annual tournament for the championships of the North- 
west, held under the auspices of the Minnetonka (Minn.) Yacht Club, at Deep- 
liaven, beginning July 24, was marred by rain and wet courts, but otherwise 
the tournament was full of interest, George M. Church put out Dean Mathey 
in the final round of singles, and in the challenge round defeated Joseph J. 
Armstrong, losing his only set of the week in the latter match. Church and 
Mathey won the doubles, and Miss Marguerite Davis of St. Paul captured the 
women's singles. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— C. M. Griggs d. C. A. Courtney, 6/3, 6/2; W. S. Barnes d. Terxa, 6/0, 
6/1; E. Hopkins d. E. J. Miller, 6/3, 8/6; J. W. Adams, Jr. d. Swift, 6/2, 9/7; P. T. 
Poehler d. Patterson, 6/3, 6/2; T. K. Thompson d. W. U. Knight, 4/6, 6/4, 7/5; W. S. 
Lafans d. P. Haglin, 6/0, 6/0; D. S. Chatfield d. W. B. Newell, 6/1, 6/1; S. Stellwagen 
d. W. Tucker, 6/1, 6/3; W. Winterble d, S. Thompson, 6/0, 6/2; J. Weatherby d. Paul 
Hathaway, 6/1, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— E. W. Riebeth d. George Williamson, 6/1, 6/0; 
G. M. Church d. E. M. Enright, 6/0, 6/1; R. Kennedy d. B. Griggs, 6/0, 6/0; R. M. Burr 
d. J. B. Lewis, 6/2, 6/3; M. Griggs d. Barnes, 6/4, 4/6, 6/4; Henry Norton d. Hopkins, 
7/5, 7/5; Adams d. J. Craigie, 6/1, 6/0; Thompson d. Poehler, 6/0, 8/6; L. H. Waidner d. 
La Fans, 4/6, 6/3, 6/1; Dean Mathey d. J. Nichols, 6/2, 6/1; E. R. Greer d. Fourney, 6/2, 
6/3; Stellwagen d. Chatfield, 6/1, 7/5; L. Kennedy d. L. D. Naeve, 6/1, 6/2; Winterble d. 
Weatherby, by default; S. W. Kinyon d. R. Hankinson, 6/0, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— 
Church d. Riebeth, 6/0, 6/1; Burr d. Kennedy, 7/5, 9/7; B. Gniggs d. Norton, 6/2, 6/4; 
Adams d. Thompson, 6/1, 6/2; Mathey d. Waidner, 6/3, 6/3; Stellwagen d. Greer. 6/0, 
6/0; Winterble d. L. Kennedy, 8/6, 6/3; Kinyon d. Robertson, 6/2, 6/3. FOURTH 
ROUND— Church d. Burr, 6/2, 6/1; Adams d. B. Griggs, 6/3, 6/4; Mathey d. Stellwagen, 
6/3, 6/2; Winterble d. Kinyon, 7/5, 3/6, 10/8. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Church d. Adams, 
6/1, 6/2, 6/2; Mathey d. Winterble, 6/4, 6/1, §/0. FINAL ROUND— Church d. Mathey, 
6/2, 7/5, 6/3. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— G.. M. Church d. J. J. Armstrong, 6/2, 9/7, 1/6, 6/1. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Kinyon and Winterble d. M. Griggs and E. Griggs. 6/2, 6/2, 6/1; 
Kennedy and Chatfield d. Tucker and Hankinson, 6/1, 6/2, 3/6, 6/1; Adams and Arm- 
•trong d. Williamson and Haglin, 7/5, 6/1, 6/0; Poehler and Robertson d. Yerxa and 



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Doan, 6/^, e/4, 6/1; Church and Mathey d. Miller and Hobbs, 6/1, 6/1, 6/0. SECOND 
ROUND — Jayne and Stellwagen d. Northrop and McKnight, 6/1, 6/4, 6/3; Kinyon and 
Winterble d. LaFanse and Belden, 6/2, 8/6, 6/3; Adams and Armstrong d. Kennedy and 
Chatfield, 6/3, 6/2, 7/5; Poehler and Robertson d. Norton and Patterson, 6/1, 6/4, 6/1; 
Church and Mathey d. Sunders and Enright, 6/2, 6/1, 6/2; Thompson and Burton d. 
Knight and Riebeth, 3/6, 8/6, 6/2, 6/3; Burr and Kennedy d. Courtney and Cragie, 6/3, 
6/4, 7/5. THIRD ROUND— Jayne and Stellwagen d. Swift and Fourney, by default; 
Adams and Armstrong d. Kinyon and Winterble, 6/2, 6/2, 3/6, 7/5; Church and Mathey 
d. Poehler and Robertson, 6/0, 6/2, 6/3; Burr and Kennedy d. Thompson and Burton, 
6/4, 1/6, 6/4, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Adams and Armstrong d. Jayne and Stell- 
wagen, 7/5, 6/3, 7/5; Church and Mathey d. Burr and Kennedy, 6/1, 6/1, 6/3. FINAL 
ROUND— Church and Mathey d. Adams and Armstrong, 6/4, 6/4, 6/2. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FiNAL ROUND— Miss Marguerite Davis d. Miss Maxfield, 6/2, 6/2. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND — Miss Marguerite Davis and J. J. Armstrong d. Miss Crosby and 

Burton, 6/2, 6/3. 



Pacific Northwest Championships 

A big entry list, ideal weather conditions, and large and enthusiastic gal- 
leries marked the twenty-fifth annual Pacific Northwest championship tourna- 
ment, held on the courts of the Tacoma" (Wash.) Lawn Tennis Club, August 
2 to 7. 

The final award of the Panama-American Union Cup made the tournament 
especially interesting. This trophy was given by John Barrett to be awarded, 
during the year of the Panama-Pacific Exposition, to the player winning the 
most points during the years of 1912-13-14-15. The points were awarded as 
follows : 10 to th^ winner, 5 to the runner-up, and 1 each to the semi-finalists. 

The cup was won in 1912 by Melville H. Long, who defeated William M. 
Johnston, both of San Francisco, Cal. ; in 1913 Elia F. Fottrell of San Fran- 
cisco defeated Joseph C. Tyier of Spokane, Wash., and in 1914 H. Van Dyke 
Johns of San Francisco defeated Henry Breck of Oakland, Cal. Interest In 
the 1915 tournament lay between Tyler and Johns, who. of the previous con- 
tenders, were the only entrants in the competition, but Johns was defeated in 
the semi-finals by Samuel Russell of Seattle. Wash., who, in turn, was defeated 
by Tyler in the final round, thus giving permanent possession of the cup to 
Tyler. 

Tyler's victory also carried with it the Chester Thome Cup, representing the 
.championship of the Pacific Northwest. It was presented twenty-five years 
.ago, and is still without a permanent winner. 

There were forty-eight entries in the men's singles and twenty-one teams in 
the doubles. The latter event was won by Johns and William Marcus, who 
defeated Kelleher of Seattle and Tyler in an exciting four-set match, 7/5, 2/6, 
8/6, 10/8. 

The women's singles had thirty-two entries and, as in 1914, the final round 
brought together Miss Sara Livingstone of Seattle and Mrs. W. J. Northrup of 
Portland, Ore., the former winning, 6/2, 6/1. Sixteen teams entered in the 
doubles, and the struggle in the final round was between four Seattle players, 
Miss McDonald and Mrs. Bragdon defeating Miss Livingstone and Miss Green, 
•6/1, 6/1. 

Seattle players also distinguished themselves in the mixed doubles. The 
contest narrowed down to a final match between Miss Livingstone and Kel- 
leher against Mrs. Stafford and Tyler of Spokane. The first named pair won, 
.8/3, 6/2. 



166 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Virginia Tournaments 



Hot Springs Tournament 

Craig Biddle of Philadelphia succeeded Fred. C. Inman of New York City as: 
champion of Hot Springs, Va., in the fourth open tournament of the Virginia 
Hot Springs Golf and Tennis Club, held during the week of October 11. Biddle 
did not lose a set in the singles. He defeated B. S. Prentice of New York City 
in the final round, and in the challenge round won from Inman, -who had two 
legs on the cup. 

In partnership with Edgar Scott of Philadelphia, Biddle also captured the 
doubles. Miss Eleanora Sears and Miss Marion Fenno fought it out for honors 
In the women's singles and the former won after the closest kind of a three-set 
match. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— J. A. Allen d. Henry Fletcher, 6/2, 7/5; J. Rousmanieve d. F. Jack- 
eon, 6/1, 4/6, 6/2; Brinton Buckwalter d. C. Whitehead, 6/2, 6/1, SECOND ROUND— 
John Inman d. D. W. Dilworth, 6/8, 6/2, 6/4; B. S. Prentice d. G. N. Richards, 6/1, 6/1; 
C. C. Adsit, Jr. d. J. U. Toucey, 6/1, 6/4; H. Homans d. A. Kerr, 6/4, 7/5; Allen d. B. 
H. Harned, 6/3, 6/1; Rousmanieve d. Buckwalter, 6/1, 4/6, 7/5; Craig Biddle d. E. P. 
Grosvenor, 6/2, 6/1; McKee Dunn d. Maguire, 6/1, 6/0; J. G. Douglas d. R. T. Lyman, 
6/2, 6/2. THIRD ROUND— F. J. Hall d. J. Inman, 6/0, 6/2; Prentice d. Edgar Scott, 
2/6, 9/7, 6/3; S. W. Merrihew d. Adsit, 6/2, 6/8, 6/3; Allen d. Homans, 6/4, 6/2; EarL 
Dodge d. Rousmanieve, by default; Biddle d. Harvey Williams, 6/1, 6/1; Dunn d. G. J. 
Geer, Jr., 6/3, 6/1; Douglas d. C. Inman, by default. FOURTH ROUND— Prentice d. 
Hall. 6/4, 6/1; Allen d. MerriheAv, 6/3, 6/1; Biddle d. Dodge, 6/2, 6/1; Dunn d. Douglas,. 
6/2, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Prentice d. Allen, 6/3, 6/4; Biddle d. Dunn, 6/1, 6/0. 
FINAL ROUND— Biddle d. Prentice, 6/3, 6/2, 6/2. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Craig Biddle d. F. C. Inman, 6/4, 8/6, 6/1. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Dodge and Perin d. Kerr and Lyman, 6/4, 6/3; Allen and Dunn d.- 
Harned and Williams, 6/4, 6/3; Jackson and de Sibour d. Merrihew and Grosvenor, 6/3, 
6/4; Biddle and Scott d. Toucey and Maguire, 6/1, 6/4; Douglas and Homans d. Geer and 
Richard, 6/3, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— Schley and Prentice d. Dilworth and Gruner, 3/6, 
6/3, 7/5; Allen and Dunn d. Dodge and Perin, 6/4, 6/3; Biddle and Scott d. Jackson and 
de Sibour, 6/4, 4/6, 6/3; Douglas and Homans d. Carnegie and J. Inman, 6/2, 6/4. SEMI- 
FINAL ROUND— Allen and Dunn d. Schley and Prentice, 7/5, 7/9, 6/2; Biddle and Scott 
d. Douglas and Homans, 6/4, 4/6, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Biddle and Scott d. Allen and. 
Dunn, 6/1, 9/7, 6/3. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Eleanora Sears d. Miss Marion Fenno, 4/6, 6/3, 6/4. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND — Miss Marion Fenno and Miss Eleanora Sears d. Mrs. Rawson Wood: 
and Mrs. Harvey Williams, 6/3, 5/7, 6/2. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND — Mies Marion Fenno and B. S. Prentice d. Miss Eleanora Seara andi 
Craig Biddle, 7/5, 6/4. 



Old Dominion Tournament 

Theodore Roosevelt Pell of New York obtains permanent possession of the 
Hermitage Challenge Cup, in singles, by defeating Carleton Y. Smith of 
Atlanta, Ga., in the challenge round, 6/2. 6/1, 6/3. Smith won the Old 
Dominion tournament, held on the fourteen clay courts of the Country Club of 
Virginia, at Richmond, May 31 and succeeding days. In doing so he proved a 
dark horse, as either Fred C. Inman or Charles Bull, Jr. of New York were 
expected to be Pell's challenger. Smith's terrific drives from back court mowed 
down Inman and then Bull in straight sets. 

Hugh Whitehead and Richard Tunstall. both of Norfolk, won the champion- 



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ship in doubles by defeating Charles M. Bull, Jr., and Reeve Schley, both of 
New York, in straight sets. 

Miss Florence Ballin of New York did the unexpected by defeating Miss 
Elizabeth Moore in the final round of the women's singles, after three brilliant 
sets, 2/6, 6/4, 6/1. Miss Ballin won from Miss Marie Wagner in the challenge 
round by default. The women's doubles was won by Miss Elizabeth Moore 
and Miss Florence Ballin in the final round from Miss Mary Boyd and Miss 
Margaret Colston, both of Richmond, after two hard fought sets, 7/5, 6/2 

The mixed doubles was won by Miss Elizabeth Moore and Dr. Nat Thornton 
who defeated, in the finals, Miss Mary Boyd and McKee Dunn, 6/2, 2/6 6/4* 
The summaries : » / • 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— M. P. Andrews d. C. Scott, 6/0, 6/2; C. M. Bull, Jr. d R B Car- 
dozo, by default; A. H. Allen d. M. Langhorne, 4/6, 6/2, 6/3; E. Donnan d R Roerers 
by default; K. C. Marsteller d. S. Clarke, 10/8, 8/6; W. E. Buford d. William Jerman' 
by default; E. B. Hosier d. B. Robb, 5/7, 6/0, 6/4; G. Dubose d. F. Lafferty, by default' 
H, Whitehead d. T. A. Gary, 6/0, 6/0; B. Donnan d. Oglesby, by default; M. R Marsh 
d. A. J. Gore, by default; McK. Dunn d. M. Macon, 6/2, 6/3; W. Hubert d R D 
Mausy, 10/8, 2/6, 7/5; Nat Thornton d. William Miller, bv default; H. E Heine d P* 
Fleming, 6/4, 6/3; R. E. Baylor d. Fisher, by default; R. Preston d. L. Pierson ' by 
default; E. Mansfield d. F. Johnson, 6/4, 6/4; C. Fleming d. D. Hillyer by default-' W 
F. Farquehar d. W. R. Trigg, by default; George Zinn d. R. A. Ower, 6/0, 6/0- P* 
Treanor d. James Cecil, 6/1, 6/3; F. C. Inman d. John Dunn, Jr., 6/0, 6/0; W F Har- 
rity, Jr., d. L. Wiggs, 6/3, 6/8, 6/1; N. Page d. H. Miller, by default; C. Y. Smith d 
0. Harris, by default; P. Johnson d. E. S. Warren, by default; John Coke d. C. M. 
Fisher, 6/2, 6/2; O. C. Shaner d. M. T. Abel, 6/2, 6/3; R. Tunstall d. L. Blair 6/2 8/6* 
W. Harrison d. B. Williams, 6/4, 5/7, 6/4; J. Mullen d. A. M. Robertson, 6/0, 10/12, 6/0* 
SECOND ROUND— Bull d. Andrews, by default; Allen d. Donnan, 6/3, 6/4; W. B Befud 
d. Masteller, 11/9, 7/5; Hosier d. Dubose, 9/7, 5/7, 6/3; Whitehead d. Donnan, 6/2, 6/1; 
McK. Dunn d. Marsh, 6/1, 6/0; Thornton d. Hubert, by default; Heine d. Baylor, 6/8, 
6/1, 6/2; Mansfield d. Preston, by default; Fleming d. Farquehar, 7/5, 6/4* Treanor d 
Zinn, 7/5, 2/6, 6/3; Inman d. Harrity, Jr., 7/5, 6/1; Smith d. Page, 6/2, 6/0; Coke d! 
Johnson, 6/2, 6/0; Tunstall d. Shaner, 6/0, 6/1; Mullen d. Harrison, by default. THIRD 
ROUND— Bull d. Allen, 5/7, 6/1, 6/1; Buford d. Hosier, 7/5, 6/4; Dunn d. Whitehead, 
6/3, 6/4; Thornton d. Heine, 6/4, 11/9; Mansfield d. Fleming, by default; Inman d. 
Treanor, 6/4, 6/3; Smith d. Coke, 6/1, 6/3; Tunstall d. Hullen, 6/0, 6/1. FOURTH 
ROUND— Bull d. Buford, 6/4, 6/1; Thornton d. Dunn, 6/1, 6/3; Inman d. Hansfield, 8/6. 
6/2; Smith d. Tunstall, 6/4, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Bull d. Thornton, 6/2. 3/6. 6/0: 
Bmith d. Inman, 6/3, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Smith d. Bull, 6/2, 6/2. 
CHALLENGE ROUND— Pell (holder) d. Smith (challenger), 6/2, 6/1, 6/3. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Warren and Hosier d. Herrihew and Page, 6/8, 6/3, 6/3; Inman and 
Zinn d. Cardozo and Fleming, by default; Whitehead and Xunstall d. Donnan and Cecil, 
6/2, 6/2; Thornton and Dubose d. Cooke and Treanor, 6/4, 6/3; Allen and Shaner d 
Buford and Dunn, 6/2, 8/6; Mansfield and Smith d. Dunn and Guest, 6/0, 6/2; Harrity 
and Heine d. Donnan and Johnson, by default; Schley and Bull d. Preston and Blair, 
by default. SECOND ROUND— Inman and Zinn d. Warren and Hosier, 6/2, 6/2; White- 
head and Tunstall d. Thornton and Dubose, 6/2, 6/3; Hansfield and Smith d. Allen and 
Shaner 3/6, 6/3, 6/1; Schley and Bull d. Harrity and Heine, 6/1, 6/1. SBHI-FINAL 
ROUND— Whitehead and Tunstall d. Inman and Zinn, 6/3, 6/4; Schley and Bull d. 
Mansfield and Smith. 4/6, 6/3, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Whitehead and Tunstall d. Schley 
and Bull, 6/2, 8/6, 6/1. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 

FINAL ROUND— M1b8 Ballin d. Miss Moore, 2/6, 6/4, 6/1. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Miss Ballin d. Hiss Marie Wagner, by default. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Ballin and Miss Moore d. Miss Boyd and Miss ColstOH, 7/5, 6/2. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— MlsB Moore and Nat. Thornton d. Miss Boyd and Dunn, 6/2, 2/6, 6/4, 

MEN'S CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— N. Page d. G. Dubose, 7/5, 3/6, 6/2. 




PAUL W. GIBBONS, 
President Philadelphia and District Lawn Tennis Association, 



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Lawn Tennis in Philadelphia and District 

By Paul W. Gibbons. 

From a local standpoint, one of the bright spots in the past tennis year 
was the formation of the Philadelphia and District Lawn Tennis Associa- 
tion. The idea, which was conceived in February, was shaped into con- 
crete form in April when a call was issued to every club in the Philadelphia 
District to join hands to form a permanent association to better tennis condi- 
tions in the district. The responses were instantaneous and exceeded even 
the fondest hopes of its sponsors. The association petitioned the United 
States National Lawn Tennis Association for a sectional doubles champion- 
ship and asked for more consideration of Philadelphia when tennis fixtures 
of national import were being awarded. Despite the fact that the petition 
was ignored, the association is here to stay and undoubtedly will be an 
adjunct for advancement in the national councils of the sport. 

The association's first annual banquet was participated in by nearly two 
hundred of the keenest tennis men in the Philadelphia district. The organiza- 
tion comprises in its membership thirty separate tennis clubs, with a com- 
bined equipment of 180 tennis courts, and upon which during the season 
4,000 tennis players enjoy their favorite sport. We point to these figures, 
therefore, as proof that the formation of the association marked an epoch 
of advancement of Philadelphia tennis. 

The only tennis clubs of importance not affiliated with the association are 
the Merlon Cricket Glub, Philadelphia Cricket Club and Germantown Cricket 
Club. If these clubs will join and help with the work, the association should, 
by the end of 1916, have an organization of forty clubs, 300 courts and 7,500 
players. If nothing else can be said for it, therefore, 1915 will always have 
a halo for marking the birth of this association. 

Not by any means the least important event of the 1915 season was the 
inception of the junior clay court championship of Philadelphia and District, 
held under the auspices of the Philadelphia and District Lawn Tennis Asso- 
ciation, on the perfect courts of the Cynwyd Club. The age limit was pur- 
posely kept down to fifteen years, so that the event might be given over to 
mere tots of ten, eleven and twelve years, who might modestly refrain from 
entering if boys of seventeen and eighteen were permitted to play. 

There is quite a difference in ability and development between the boys of 
fifteen and eighteen years, more perhaps than between any period of three 
years in tennis activity. Many players of seventeen and eighteen reach 
quite an advanced state of development. Young Charles Garland of Pitts- 
burgh, Yale interscholastic, Indiana State champion and runner-up to Throck- 
morton (himself a further example) in the interscholastic championship, 
being a brilliant example. 

The junior championship was an unqualified success. Thirty-two boys, 
varying in age from ten to fifteen years, competed for the title, which was 
won by Thomas Brown of New York. Many youngsters received a lasting 
Incentive to improve their game as a result of the tournament, and its good 
effects are sure to be most marked in the near future. 

Searing and Vaux Wilson of the Cynwyd Club deserve all the praise for 
the success of the affair. They raised the necessary finances, secured the 
entries, and managed the affair in a manner that might well be emulated by 
some tennis committees of infinitely greater experience. 

The competitive play during 1915 was better, keener and numbered more 
participants by quite a margin than any of its predecessors. The Inter 
Cricket Club League competition for first and second teams, which took place 
in the spring, was participated in by five clubs and 75 players. It was won 
by Merlon in both first and second divisions. 

The tournament of the Tri-State League, six clubs, was participated in by 
sixty players, and was won by the Belfield Country Club. P. S. Osborne, 
Belfield, won the individual singles championship, and Howard Blddle and 
Robert McCann, Overbrook Golf Club, the doubles championship. 

The tournament of the Suburban League, eight clubs, was participated In 
by ninety-five players, and was won by the Greenpoint Club. T. C. Leonardei 
won the singles, and, with Dr. E. E. Eliason, the doubles championship. 



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The tournament of the Inter-F.orough League of Delaware County, six 
clubs, was participated in by fifty players, and was won by the Rutledge Club. 

The tournament of the Inter-Township League, six clubs, was participated 
in by sixty players, and was won by the Beechwood Club. 

The tournament of the We,st Jersey League of Field Clubs had nearly 100 
players in the senior and .iunior events. The senior championship was won 
by "the Moorestown Field Club by a very close margin from the Collingswood 
Field Club, which was runner-up. 

Of the sanctioned tournaments held in the Philadelphia District during 
1915, the following were the winners : 

Pennsylvania State — Held at the Merion Cricket Club: Singles — Joseph J. Arm- 
strong. " Doubles — Wallace F. Johnson and A. O. Thayer. 

Delaware State — Held at the Wilmington Country Club: Singles — George M. Church. 
Doubles — ^Wallace F. Johnson and J. J. Armstrong. 

Philadelphia and District Championship — Held at Germantown Cricket Club: Singles 
—William T. Tililen, 2nd. Doubles — Stanley Pearson and L. C. Wister. 

Men's Invitation Tournament — Held at Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martins: 
Singles — William T. Tilden. No doubles event. 

Schuylkill Valley Championship — Held at Plymouth Country Club: Singles — William 
T. Tilden, 2nd. Doubles — William T. Tilden, 2nd, and Roy Coffin. 

Western New Jersey Championship — Singles — William T. Tilden, 2nd. Doubles — 
William T. Tilden, 2nd, and Foster Reeve. 

Point Pleasant Championship — Held at Leighton Club, Point Pleasant, N. J.: 
Singles — P. S. Osborne. Doubles — C. M. Harlan and Paul W. Gibbons. 

North Jersey Coast — Held at P.ay Head Yacht Club: Singles — Dr. E. B. Dewhurst. 
Doubles — P. S. Osborne and Norman W. Swayne. 

Ocean City Championship — Held at Ocean City Yacht Club: Singles — Harvey Y. Lake. 

Of the women's tennis events in the Philadelphia District, chief Interest, 
of course, centered in the national championship played on the courts of the 
Philadelphia Cricket Club at St. Martins. It was the most successful and 
best managed event since the inception of the women's championship. This 
was due principally to the splendid management of Chairman Joseph N. 
Jennings. In singles Miss Molla Bjurstedt was proclaimed the winner, while 
the doubles went to Mrs. Wightman and Miss Eleanora Sears. Mrs. Wight- 
man and Harry Johnson of Boston captured the mixed doubles. 

The Pennsylvania State championship, held at the Merion Cricket Club, 
drew a classy field. Miss B.1urstedt was on hand, but because of a bad ankle 
was unable to play in the singles. She, however, played in the doubles and 
mixed doubles. The singles title was won by Mrs. Marshall McLean, and 
Philadelphians were particularly gratified that Mrs. C. N. Beard of Cynwyd 
was the runner-up. Mrs. McLean and Miss Bjurstedt won the doubles, and 
Wallace F. Johnson and Miss Clare Cassel the mixed doubles. 

The Delaware State championship was held for the first time in 1915. It 
was decided on the courts of the Wilmington Country Club and its success 
was thereupon assured. The best players in the Philadelphia District com- ♦ 
peted. and Wilmington was justly proud of the fact that the title in singles 
was won by Mrs. J. Saunders Taylor of the home club and the doubles by 
Mrs. Taylor and Miss Marion Cresswell, the latter a former Philadelphia 
champion. Mrs. Gilbert A. Harvey of Philadelphia was Mrs. Taylor's oppo- 
nent in the final round. 

The Women's Philadelphia and District championship for the first time in 
years attracted an out-of-town entry of class, Miss Agnes Cunningham com- 
ing down from Boston to strive for the title. Her efforts were crowned with 
success in both singles and doubles. 

As to the women's interclub competitions in 1915, Philadelphia won the 
first division title, while the Belfield Country Club team featured its maiden 
entrance into the competition by winning the championship of the second 
division. 

The death toll upon the sport will ever furnish the regretful side of our 
memories of 1915. From Philadelphia the Grim Reaper took Herbert M. 
Tilden, one of the best and most popular players who ever graced the court 
hereabouts ; Milton C. Stein, chairman of the tennis committee of the Phil- 



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mont Country Club ; Henry B. Ward, ex-captain of the University Courts 
team : John Torpev, a former champion of the Stenton Athletic Club ; and Will- 
iam T. Tilden, whose great love and admiration for the sport was responsible 
for his directing the steps of his sons, Herbert M. and William T., 2nd, into 
the game. No important tournament in the Pl^iladelphia district was com- 
plete without Mr. Tilden in the gallery, and no more appreciative admirer 
of a tennis match ever lived. 



Philadelphia Ranking, 1915 

[The numhers in parentheses indicate rank assigned the player in the official 
list of the U. 8. N. L. T. A.] 

1 — R. N. Williams, 2nd (2). 6 — Craig Biddle (Class 2). 

2 — W. J. Clothier (Not ranked). 7 — S, W. Pearson (Class 6). 
3 — W. F. Johnson (Class 1). 8 — R. Harte (Not ranked). 

4 — J. J. Armstrong (Class 1). 9 — A. D. Thayer (Not ranked). 

5 — W. T. Tilden, Jr. (Class 6). 10— L. C. W^istar (Not ranked). 



Summary of Philadelphia and District Championships 

SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— A. D. Thayer (Philadelphia Cricket) d, Roy Coffin (Germantown), 
6/3, 6/0; A. L. Reed (Belfield) d. Jay Cooke (Philadelphia Cricket), 6/0, 6/1; W. T. 
Tilden, 2nd (Germantown) d. Dr. F. R. Hertford (Belfield), 6/1, 6/2: S. M. Peacock 
(Gennantown) d. A, G. Kolflf (Merion), by default; A. M. Kerr (University of Penn- 
sylvania) d. A. H. Geary (Philadelphia Cricket), 6/3, 6/3; H. B. Register (.Merlon) d. 
H. M. Tilden (Germantown), 6/4, 6/2; H. B. Endicott (Merion) d. G. Hofstetter 
(Philadelphia Cricket), 6/2, 6/1; K. C. Kennedy (Merion) d. Morris Kempton (Merion), 
6/2, 6/1; W. M. Fletcher (Germantown) d. S. Clarke (Merion), 6/0, 6/1; W. F. Kurtz 
(Germantown) d. O. D. Johnston (Belfield), 5/7, 6/4, 7/5; J. M, Wistar (Philadelphia 
Cricket) d. W. P. Rowland (Belfield), 6/1, 6/1; Franklin Krupp, Jr. (Belfield) d. J. 

A. Leiper (Philadelphia Cricket), 6/1. 6/1; J. R. Carpenter, Jr. (Philadelphia Cricket) 
d. F. H. Strawbridge, Jr. (Philadelphia Cricket), 6/2, 6/2; L. C. Wister (German- 
town) d. F. G. Gaillard (Philadelphia Cricket), 6/4, 6/2; A. L. Rowland (Philadel- 
phia Cricket) d. E. Gaillard (Philadelphia Cricket), 6/3, 6/1; C. C. Van Horn (Bel- 
field) d. J. K. Mohr (Germantown), 6/2, 6/1; J. E. Gowan (Philadelphia Cricket) d. 
P. B. Kurtz (Germantown), 6/3, 7/9, 8/6; J. R. Rowland (Merion) d. H. G. Jones 
(Stenton), 6/2, 6/2: C. W. Plass (Belfield) d. H. K. Kitson (Philadelphia Cricket), 
6/3, 6/3; J. T. Thayer (Philadelphia Cricket) d. M. R. Morgan (Belfield), 6/2, 6/4; E. 

B. Moore (Belfield) d. W. H. Connell (Germantown C.C), 6/1, 6/3; E. Cassard 
(Philadelphia Cricket) d. W. R. Harper (Philadelphia C.C), 6/4, 7/5; J. C. Bell, 
Jr. (Merion) d. C. F. Milne (Philadelphia Country), 6/2, 6/1; Brooke Edwards 
(Merion) d. I. S. Gravis (Greenpoint), 1/6. 6/4, 6/2; C. S. Rogers (Merion) d. N. W. 

• Swayne (Plymouth), 6/2, 9/7; D, F. Watters (New Orleans) d. D. E. Williams, Jr. 
(Belfield), 6/1, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— Dr. E. B. Dewhurst (Huntingdon Valley) d. 
Nicholas Biddle (Merion), 6/1, 6/3; Tilden d. Reed, 6/3, 6/2; Peacock d. Kerr, 6/1, 
6/2; L. C. Wister d. Rowland, 6/0, 6/4; S. W. Pearson (Germantown) d. R. F. Faries 
(Philadelphia Cricket), 6/1, 6/1; A. D. Thayer (Philadelphia Cricket) d. R. D. Gate- 
wood (Germantown), 6/2, 6/3; H. B. Register (Merion) d. H. B. Endicott (Merion), 
6/3, 6/2; K. C. Kennedy (Merion) d. W. M. Fletcher (Germantown), 6/2, 6/3; J. M. 
Wistar (Philadelphia Cricket) d. W. F. Kurtz (Germantown), 6/4, 8/6; J. R. Car- 
penter, Jr. (Philadelphia Cricket) d. F. Krupp, Jr. (Belfield), 6/0, 6/2; J. R. Row- 
land (Philadelphia Cricket) d. C. W. Plass (Belfield), 6/2, 6/3; J. T. Thayer (Phila- 
delphia Cricket) d. E. B. Moore (Belfield), 5/7, 8/6, 6/4; J. C, Bell, Jr. (Merion) d. 
E. Cassard (Philadelphia Cricket), 6/2, 6/1; C. S. Rogers (Merion) d. Brooke Edwards 
(Merion), 6/4, 6/2; D. F. Watters (New Orleans) d. R. N. Landreth (Philadelphia 
Cricket), 9/7, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— A. D. Thayer (Philadelphia Cricket) d. Dr. E. 
B. Dewhurst (Huntingdon Valley). 6/2, 5/7, 7/5; W. T. Tilden, 2nd (Germantown) d. 
S. M. Peaoock (Germantown), 6/1, 6/1; L. C. Wister (Germantown) d. C. C. Van 
Horn (Belfield), 6/1, 6/4; H. B. Register (Merion) d. K. C. Kennedy (Merion), 6/3, 
3/6, 6/1; J. R. Carpenter, Jr. (Philadelphia Cricket) d. J. M. Wistar (Philadelphia 
Cricket), 8/6, 7/6; J. R. Rowland (Phifadelphia Cricket) d. J. T. Thayer (Philadel- 



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phia Cricket), 7/5, 6/1; S. W. Pearson (Germantown) d. D. F. Watters (New Or- 
leans), 8/6, 5/7, 6/3; C. S, Rogers (Merion) d. J. C. Bell, Jr. (Merlon), 6/3. 6/1. 
FOURTH ROUND— W. T. Tilden, Jr. (Germantown) d. A. D. Thayer (Philadelphia 
Cricket), 6/4, 6/4; J. R. Carpenter, Jr. (Philadelphia) d. H. B, Register (Merion), 6/2, 
6/0; J. R. Rowland (Philadelphia Cricket) d. L. C. Wister (Germantown), 5/7, 6/3, 
7/5; S. W. Pearson (Germantown) d. C. S. Rogers (Merion), 6/2, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND— S. W. Pearson (Germantown) d. J. R. Rowland (Philadelphia Cricket), 6/1, 
6/2; W. T. Tilden, 2nd (Germantown) d, J. R. Carpenter, Jr. (Philadelphia Cricket), 
6/4, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— William T. Tilden, 2nd (Germantown) d. Stanley W. 
Pearson (Germantown), 4/6, 6/0, 5/7, 9/7, 6/0. 

DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— H. M. Tilden and W. T. Tilden, Jr. d. Randolph Faries and 
Edward Cassard, 6/1, 7/5; Charles Carrigan and F. H. Strawbridge d. Jay Cooke and 
E. T. Geary, by default; F. R. Hertford and A. L. Reed d. C. N. Beard and A. 
Cross, 8/6, 6/2; C. B. Jennings and R. N. Landreth d. H. R. Neilson and J T 
Wilcox, 7/5, 6/3; K. C. Kennedy and Sidney Thayer, Jr. d. T. B. Moorehead and Roy 
Coffin, 6/2, 4/6, 6/1; A. D. Thayer and F. E. Dixon d, J. R. Rowland and J C Bell. 
Jr., 7/5, 8/6; W. H. Connell and D. S. Watters d. A. H. Geary and J. E Gowan 6/1 
6/0; R. D. Gatewood and Lieutenant Starr d. H. B. Endicott and R M Kem'pton' 
6/3, 6/2; H. B. Register and D. E. Williams d. W. P. Rowland and A. L. Rowland! 
11/13, 7/5, 6/1; Brooke Edwards and J. M. Wistar d. S. Collum and W Jordan 12/10 
6/3. SECOND ROUND— S. W. Pearson and L. C. Wister d. W. Schwartz and W k' 
Muller, 6/1, 6/0; Gatewood and Starr d. H. K. Kitson and J. N. Mason, Jr. 6/0 '6/1* 
J. W. Wear and Dr. Krumbhaar d. C. C. Van Horn and E. B. Moore, 6/1 ' 5/7' 6/3- 
J. T. Thayer and Edward Thayer d. Edwards and Wister, 3/6, 6/4, 8/6* Tilden and 
Tilden d. Carrigan and Strawbridge, Jr., 6/2, 6/3; Hertford and Reed d. Register and 
Williams, 3/5, 4/1, 6/2; Kennedy and S. Thayer, Jr., d. Jennings and Landreth 8/6, 
6/3; A. D. Thayer and Dixon d. Connell and Watters, 6/4, 7/5. THIRD ROUND— Dr. 
Krumbhaar and Wear d. Gatewood and Starr, 6/3, 6/1; Tilden and Tilden d. Hertford 
and Reed, 6/2, 6/4; Pearson and Wister d. J. T. Thayer and Edmund Thayer, 6/1 6/1 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— A. D. Thayer and Dixon d. Wear .and Krumbhaar, 6/4* 8/6; 
Pearson and Wister d. Tilden and Tilden, 6/2, 6/0. FINAL ROUND— Pearson and 
Wister (Germantown) d. Dixon and Thayer (Philadelphia), 6/4, 4/6, 6/4, 4/6, 6/4. 

Philadelphia and District Indoor Championships 

By Paul W. Gibbons. 

Philadelphia and District had Its first indoor tournament at the First 
Regiment, N. G. P. Armory, Philadelphia, February 25 to March 6, 1916, 
and the event was a pronounced success. There was a fine entry list, and 
large galleries watched the playing throughout the tournament with much 
interest. 

In the men's events, Willis A. Davis of the Philadelphia Cricket Club won 
the singles, defeating William T. Tilden. Jr., of the Cynwyd Club in the 
final round in. four well played sets. In the doubles, Davis and J. T. Thayer, 
a clubmate, won from Wallace F. Johnson of the Cynwyd Club and A. D. 
Thayer cf the Philadelphia Cricket Club in the final round, 0/6, 9/7, 6/4, 
±2/10. 

Mrs. Gilbert Harvey of the Philadelphia Cricket Club defeated Mrs. Wain- 
wright of the same club in the final round of the women's singles, 6/3, 6/1, 
and Miss Phyllis Walsh of the Merion. Cricket Club and Mrs. Gilbert Harvey 
carried off the honors in the doubles, winning from Miss Eleanore Kennedy 
and Miss E. Rath of the Merion Cricket Club in the final round, 6/2, 6/3. 
The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— A. D, Thayer (Philadelphia Cricket Club) d. B. B. V. Lyon (Phila- 
delphia Cricket Club), 1/6, 6/4, 6/4: M. Hinlein d. P. J. Stecker, 6/1, 1/6, 6/2; R. 
Morrison d. O. S. Carter (Cynwyd Club), 6/4, 7/5; W. B. Miles (Cynwyd Club) d. W. 
G. Brewton (Belfield C.C.), 8/6, 6/3; H. E. Hunt (Stenton A.C.) d. W. J. McGarry 
(Edgewater C.C), 4/6, 6/3, 6/3; R. Beard (Germantown C.C.) d. J. Reeve (Haddon 
Country Club), by default; W. E. Davis (Philadelphia Cricket Club) d. E. Cassard 
(Philadelphia Cricket Club), 6/2, 6/3: E. W. French (Cynwyd Club) d. K. Snyder 
(Wissahickon T.C.), 6/0, 6/1; S. J. Hothersall, Jr. (Belfield C.C.) d. Allen Butler 
(Huntingdon Valley C.C), by default; W. T. Campbell (Belfield C.C.) d. J. Morris 



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Dalton rBelfield CO, 7/5, 6/0; H. Truscott (Merchantville T.C.) d. H. P. Lewis 
(Point Pleasant L.T.C), by default; Paul W. Gibbons (Cyuwyd Club) d. Eugene A. 
Mauch (Stenton A.C.), 6/2, 6/3; P. S, Osborne (Cynwyd Club) d. C. S, Mears (Wissa- 
hickon T.C), 6/3, 6/1; J. R. Rowland (Philadelphia Cricket Club) d. Spick Hall 
(Point Pleasant T.C), 3/6, 7/5, 6/2: J. T. Thayer (Philadelphia Cricket Club) d. 
Arthur Boddy (Cynwyd Club), 6/1, 6/0; R. H. Hothersall (Greenpoint T.C) d. V. 
Carroll (Carrollian Club), 6/2, 6/1; W. T. Tilden, Jr. (Cynwyd Club) d. I. B. Thomas 
(Greenpoint T.C), 6/1, 6/0; L. B. Brown (Cynwyd Club) d. Charles Orr (Haddonfield 
F.C), 6/1, 6/4; E. M. Edwards (Merion CC) d. W. P. Rowland (Belfield CC). 6/3, 
6/2; A. L. Rowland (Belfield CC) d. S. Hinlein, 7/5, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— Horace 
Hoopes (Carrollian Club) d. Sidney Thayer (Philadelphia Cricket Club), by default; 
E M. Spangler (Cynwyd Club) d. L. C Wister (Germantown CC), by default; E. 
C' Hall (Moorestown F.C) d. A. D. Smoker (Belfield CC), 6/0, 6/1; A. D. Thayer 
d. M Hinlein, 6/0, 6/4; W. B. Miles (Cynwyd Club) d. R. Morrison, 8/6, 6/3; R. 
Beard (Germantown CC) d. H. E. Hunt (Stenton A.C), 6/2, 6/1; Willis E. Davis 
(Philadelphia Cricket Club) d, E. W. French (Cynwyd Club), 6/4, 6/2; S. J. Hother- 
sall, Jr. (Belfield CC) d. W. T. Campbell (Belfield CO, 6/2, 6/3; Gibbons d. Trus- 
cott, 6/3, 6/1; Osborne d. Rowland, 6/1, 6/0; R. H. Hothersall d. J. T. Thayer, by 
default; Tilden d. Brown, 6/1, 6/4; Edwards d. W. P. RoAAland (Belfield CC), 7/5, 
6/4; Wallace F. Johnson (Cynwyd Club) d. C M. Harlan (Merion CC), 6/2, 6/3; T. 
H Martin (Cvnwyd Club) d. Nelson Edwards (Merion CO, 5/7, 6/3, 6/2; Harry V. 
Betz (Greenpoint T.C.) d. Hosmer W. Hanna (Stenton A.C), 6/1, 6/3. THIRD 
ROUND— Hoopes d. Spangler, by default: A. D. Thayer d. Hall, 14/16, 7/5. 6/2; Beard 
d. Miles, 6/3, 1/6, 6/1; Davis d. S. J. Hothersall, Jr., 6/1, 6/2; Osborne d. Gibbons, 6/4, 
6/2; Tilden d. R. H. Hothersall, 7/5, 6/0; Johnson d. Edwards, 6/1, 6/4; Martin d. Betz, 
bv default. FOURTH ROUND— A. D. Thayer d. Hoopes, 6/1, 6/1; Davis d. Beard, 
6/1, 6/0; Tilden d. Osborne, 6/3, 6/8, 6/3; Johnson d. Martin, 6/2, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND— Davis d. A. D. Thayer, 14/12. 6/0; Tilden d. Johnson, 6/1, 6/0. FINAL 
ROUND— Davis d. Tilden, 4/6, 6/3, 6/4, 6/4. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— W. P. Rowland and E. B. Moore (Belfield CC) d. Paul Casey 
and E. Cassard (Merion CC), 6/2, 6/3; T. H. Martin and P. S. Osborne (Cynwyd 
Club) d. H. Goshorn and H. R, Hayday (Belfield CC), 6/4, 6/0; J. R. Rowland 
(Philadelphia Cricket Club) and E. M. Edwards (Merion CC) d. Kenneth Kennedy 
and Albert Kennedy (Merion CC), 6/1, 6/2; R. H. Hothersall (Greenpoint T.C.) and 
S. J. Hothersall, Jr. (Belfield CC.) d. Nelson Edwards (Merion CO and Allen 
Butler (Huntingdon Valley CO, 6/4, 5/7, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— Willis E. Davis 
and J. T. Thayer (Philadelphia CC) d. Roland Evans and C B. Jennings, 3/6, 8/6, 
7/5; R. Morrison (Belfield CC) and Paul W. Gibbons (Cynwyd Club) d. C. Gravis 
and Stecker (Greenpoint T.C), 6/2, 6/1; E. W. French (Cynwyd Club) and Chum Fox 
d. H. V. Betz and A. C Ident, by default; Martin and Osborne d. W. P. Rowland 
(Belfield CC) and E. B. Moore. 7/5, defaulted; J. R. Rowland and E. M. Edwards 
d. R. H. Hothersall and S. J. Hothersall, Jr., 7/5, 4/6, 6/4; Wallace Johnson (Cyn- 
wyd Club) and A. D. Thayer (Philadelphia Cricket Club) d. C S. Mears and Kenneth 
Snyder (Wissahickon Club), 6/0, 6/0; Thomas W. Smith (University of Pennsylvania 
courts) and J. W. Lance (Belfield CC) d. W. B, Miles and O. S. Carter (Cynwyd 
Club), 4/6, 6/3, 6/3; William T. Tilden, 2nd (Cynwyd Club) and G. H. Thornton 
(Merion CC) d. A. G. Pringle and J. R. Tredwell, by default. THIRD ROUND— 
Davis and J. T. Thayer d. R. Morrison and Gibbons, 6/1, 6/2; T. H. Martin and 
Osborne d. French and Chum Fox, 6/2, 6/4; Johnson and A. D. Thayer d. Rowland 
and E. M. Edwards, 7/5, 4/6, 11/9; Smith and Lance d. W. T. Tilden, 2nd, and Thorn- 
ton, 4/6, 6/2, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Davis and J. T. Thayer d. Martin and 
Osborne. 7/5, 6/1; Johnson and A. D. Thayer d. Smith and Lance, 6/4, 6/3. FINAL 
ROUND— Davis and J. T. Thayer d. Johnson and A. D. Thayer, 0/6, 9/7, 6/4, 12/10. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Mrs. Gilbert Harvey (Philadelphia Cricket Club) d. Miss C Chase 
(Merion CC), 6/4, 6/3; Miss Phyllis Walsh (Philadelphia Cricket Club) d. Miss C 
Tallman (Belfield CC), 6/2, 6/3; Mrs. Walbridge (Philadelphia Cricket Club) d. Miss 
G. Kendrick (Cynwyd Club), by default; Mrs. Robert Herold (Belfield CC) d. Mrs. 
A. G. Whitelaw (Staten Island CO. 5/7, 6/2, 7/5; Mrs. Wainwright (Philadelphia 
Cricket Club) d. Miss E. Carpenter (Merion CC), by default; Mrs. Kerbaugh (Bel- 
field CO d. Mrs. H. H. Smith (Philadelphia Cricket Club), by default; Miss Sarah 
Neilson (Merion CO d. Miss Eliza Fox (Philadelphia Cricket Club), by default; 
Miss Molly Thayer (Philadelphia Cricket Club) d. Mrs. A. D. Smoker (Belfield CO, 
6/2. 6/1. SECOND ROUND— Mrs. Harvey d. Miss Phyllis Walsh, 6/2, 6/4; Mrs. Wal- 
bridge d. Mrs. Herold, 6/1, 6/1; Mrs. Wainwright d. Mrs. Kerbaugh, 6/4, 6/3; Miss 
MoUv Thayer d. Miss Neilson, by default. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Harvey d. 



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Mrs. Walbridge, 6/1, 6/1; Mrs. Wainwright d. Miss Molly Thayer, by default. FINAL 
ROUND— Mrs. Harvey d. Mrs. Wainwright, 6/3, 6/1. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Miss Phyllis Walsh and Mrs. Gilbert Harvey d. Miss Molly Thayer 
and Miss E. Pepper, by default; Miss E. Ostheimer (Huntingdon Valley C.C.) and 
Mrs. I. Schlichter (Philadelphia Cricket Club) d. Miss C. Chase (Merion C.C.) and 
Mrs. C. R. Wainwright, 6/3, 6/2; Miss S. Neilson and Miss M. Clayton d. Miss C, 
Tallman (Belfield C.C.) and Mrs. F. E. Kerbaugh, by default; Miss Eleanore Ken- 
nedy and Miss B. Rath d. Miss K. Hasselberg and Miss M. Kelly (Carrollian Club), 
6/3, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss Walsh and Mrs. Harvey d. Miss Ostheimer and 
Mrs. Schlichter, 6/1, 6/2; Miss Kennedy and Miss Rath d. Miss Neilson and Miss 
Clayton, by default. FINAL ROUND— Miss Walsh and Mrs. Harvey d. Miss Kennedy 
and Miss Rath, 6/2, 6/3. 

Philadelphia and District Women's Championships 

Miss Alice Cunningham of Boston won the singles, and Mrs. W. P. Newhall 
and Miss E. G. Ostheimer the doubles, in the annual open toiirnament for the 
Philadelphia and District championships, held on the courts of the German- 
town Cricket Club during the week of September 20. Miss Cunningham went 
through the field with ease, and in the final round won from Mrs. Forrest Ker- 
baugh. In the challenge round she defeated Miss Marion Cresswell in straight 
sets. The mixed doubles went to Miss Sarah Myers and J. S. Disston, Jr. The 
summaries ; WOMEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Miss Marie Toulman d. Miss A. von Bernuth, 6/2, 6/3; Miss E. H. 
Frudley d. Mrs. Robert Herold, 6/1, 6/4; Miss E. Hensel d. Mrs. S. W. Horner, Jr., 6/2, 
6/4; Miss M. Tattersfield d. Miss L. Weitzel, 6/0, 6/3; Mrs. H. H. Smith d. Miss G. 
Ostheimer, 1/6, 6/4, 6/0; Miss Sarah Myers d. Miss E. D. Williams, 6/3, 6/3. SECOND 
ROUND— Miss Dorothy Disston d. Miss M. S. Roberts, 6/4, 7/5; Miss Sarah Neilson d. 
Miss Frances Stoughton, 6/0, 6/0; Miss E. G. Ostheimer d. Miss J. Beagary, 6/2, 6/1; 
Miss I. M. Seeds d. Miss C. T. Chase, 5/7, 6/3, 9/7; Miss Alice Cunningham d. Miss 
Marie Coates, 6/1, 6/1; Miss Helen Alexander d. Miss Margaretta Myers, 6/2, 6/4; Mrs. 
J. S. Taylor d. Mrs. C. L. Wainwright, 6/1, 6/4; Miss Talmou d. Miss Frundley, 6/3, 
6/0; Miss Hensel d. Miss Tattersfield, 6/4, 6/4; Miss Sarah Myers d. Mrs. Smith; Mrs. 
Gilbert Harvey d. Mrs. F. M. Felton, 6/1, •6/3; Mrs. W. P. Newhall d. Miss Edith 
Runk, 6/2, 8/6; Mrs. A. F. DuPont d. Miss Gwendolyn Plass, 6/0, 6/0; Mrs. Forrest Ker- 
baugh d. Miss Edith Reath, 6/3, 6/3; Miss M. D. Thayer d. Miss Agnes Kennedy, 6/4, 
6/4; Miss Elsie Kennedy d. Miss Marion Clayton, 6/2, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— Miss Neil- 
son d. Miss Disston, 4/6, 6/4, 6/4; Miss Cunningham d. Miss Alexander, 6/1, 6/3; Mrs. 
Harvey, d. Mrs. Newhall, 6/4, 6/2; Miss E. G. Ostheimer d. Miss lola M. Seeds, 6/2, 
1/6, 6/2; Mrs. Taylor d. Miss Talman, 6/4, 6/2; Miss Sarah Myers d. Miss Hensel, 2/6, 
6/0, 6/3; Mrs. Kerbaugh d. Mrs. DuPont, 6/2, 6/1; Miss Thayer d. Miss Emily Kennedy, 
6/3, 3/6, 6/2. FOURTH ROUND— Miss B. G. Ostheimer d. Miss Neilson, 6/2, 6/2; Miss 
Cunningham d. Mrs. Taylor, 6/1, 6/1; Miss Myers d. Mrs. Harvey, bv default; Mrs. 
Kerbaugh d. Miss Thayer, 6/1, 8/6. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Kerbaugh d. Miss 
Myers, 6/4, 7/5; Miss Cunningham d. Miss E. G. Ostheimer, 6/1, 6/2, FINAL ROUND— 
Miss Cunningham d. Mrs. Kerbaugh, 6/1, 3/6, 6/0. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Miss Cunningham d. Miss Marion Cresswell, 6/0, 6/1. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Mrs. Newhall and Miss Ostheimer d. Miss Sarah Myers and 
Miss Margaretta Myers, 6/3, 6/2; Miss Cunningham and Mrs. Felton d. Miss Emily Ken- 
nedy and Miss Reath, 6/1, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Mrs. W. P. Newhall and Miss E. G. 
Ostheimer d. Miss Alice Cunningham and Mrs. F. M. Felton, 6/4, 7/5. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND— Miss Sarah Myers and J. S. Disston, Jr. d. Miss Edith 
Runk and Brooke Edwards, 9/7, 3/6, 6/2. 

CONSOLATION SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Mrs. C. L. Wainwright d. Mrs. Robert Herold, 6/4, 4/6, 6/4. 

CONSOLATION MIXED DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND— Miss Dorothy* Disston and C. B. Fraley d. Miss Marie Coatei? and 
F. H. Kirkland, 3/6, 6/4, 6/3. 




J. 0. STEWART, 
President Chicago Associated Tennis Clubs. 



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Lawn Tennis in Chicago 



Chicago Associated' Lawn Tennis Clubs 

The Chicago Associated Tennis Clubs was organized in the summer of 1914, 
being the outgrowth of the efforts of several of the tennis clubs in the city of 
Chicago to arrange interclub matches. The value of these matches was recog- 
nized by all who participated, and in the spring of 1915 a working organiza- 
tion was effected for the association in order to place such contests upon a 
permanent basis. During the season three tournaments were successfully han- 
dled. The first was an interclub affair between the teams representing the 
different clubs, each match consisting of six events in singles and three events 
in doubles, and each event scoring one point. The second was a singles tourna- 
ment and the third a doubles tournament, in which players from each club 
contested. 

The purpose for which the association was organized is to foster and pro- 
mote the game of tennis. With this in view the association plans to unite the 
various tennis units throughout the city so they may act together with the 
common object of promoting the general interest in tennis, increasing the 
opportunities for tennis play, and providing a special incentive to the develop- 
ment of players who will be capable of taking part creditably in the larger 
tournaments. 

The association was originally composed of eight clubs, but this number was 
Increased to twelve shortly after the beginning of the 1915 season, and the 
association now represents a total membership of 721 players. The clubs In 
the association are as follows : 

Sherwood, Unatre, Irving Park, Wheaton, "Wilson Avenue Y.M.C.A., Rogers 
Park, Hamilton Park, West Maywood, Lawchester, Palmer Square, Park Ridge 
and South Park. 

Applications have been received from a number of other clubs, and it is prob- 
able that most of the tennis organizations in Chicago will become members of 
the association in time for the 1916 schedule. All clubs that provide adequate 
facilities for tennis play, including at least two courts, proper fencing and 
backstops, a dressing room and shower baths, are eligible to membership, and 
tournaments will be arranged each season, which will give each club an oppor- 
tunity to be represented by its players in competition play. The singles and 
doubles tournaments will be general in character, each club being entitled to a 
specified number of entries. For the interclub tournament the clubs will be 
arranged in divisions of about eight clubs to each. The divisions will be made 
up according to the number of courts the club possesses and also their geo- 
graphical position in the city. The winners of the different divisions will then 
compete for the championship of the association. 

In 1915 the Unatre Tennis Club won the championship and was awarded the 

pennant. In the singles, Harold C. Yeager of West Maywood was the winner, 

and W. E. Paine, Jr., of Wilson Avenue was the runner-up. In the doubles, W. 

jE. Paine, Jr., and H. E. Howard of Wilson Avenue won, by defeating Forester 

land Steelhammer of Unatre. 

The prizes were awarded at a banquet held October 23 at the Hotel Sherman, 
which goes on record as being the largest gathering of its kind ever held in 
the West. At this banquet the following officers were elected : 

President — J. C. Stewart, Sherwood, 150 East Superior Street, re-elected. 
Vice-president — C. R. Pierce, Wilson Avenue Y.M.C.A., 4423 North Hermitage 
Avenue, re-elected. Secretary and Treasurer — R. G. Crandall, Rogers Park, 
6832 North Ashland Boulevard, Corresponding Secretary — A. B. Hatch, Whea- 
ton, 232 East Ohio Street. 

As a fitting climax to a successful year, the Lawchester Tennis Club closed 
its season of 1915 with an open tournament, which began October 2. with an 
entry of thirty-seven in singles and sixteen doubles teams. Harold C. Yeager 
won the final in singles by defeating W. F. Berns, 7/5, 6/4, 1/6, 6/2, while in 
the doubles, W. F. Berns and R. R. Candor won a spectacular match from E. J. 
and S. M. Blakeslee, 3/6, 6/4, 6/3, 3/6, 6/2. 



178 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. ' 

Chicago City Championships 

By a, H. Lawson. 

Walter T. Hayes easily won the Chicago city championship at the annual 
tournament held at the Wanderers Club. Hayes was invincible from the start 
and was never seriously in danger of defeat in any of his matches. He defeated 
his doubles partner, Ralph Burdick, in the finals in straight sets, 6/2, 6/1, 6/1. 

Hayes and Ralph Burdick won the doubles championship by defeating Ket- 
chum and Gifford, 6/3. 6/4. 2/6, 6/4. 

Perhaps the greatest surprise of the tourney was the ease with which Harold 
Gifford defeated Alex. Squair, Western champion, in the fifth round, in 
straight sets. 6/4. 6/3. 

Mrs. Malcolm McNeil also sprung a surprise when she defeated Miss Carrie 
Neely in the semi-finals of the women's singles, 6/4, 6/4. Mrs. McNeil won the 
championship by defeating Miss Katherine Waldo in straight sets. The sum- 
maries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— W. S. Miller d. B. McKeever, 6/3, 6/2; A. W. Degener d. J. N. 
Davlg, 6/3, 6/3; C. Moore d. Baldwin, by default; C. H. Michal d. King, by default; 
H. Turvey d. F. S. Benson, by default; J. C. Neely d. A. L. Green, Sr., 6/2, 6/3; W. 
Banching d. J. J. Forstall, by default; W. T. Hayes d, R. B. Fraser, 6/0, 6/0; H. S. 
Borroughs d. F. R. Howe, by default; C. F. Custer d. F. F. Bradley, 6/2, 6/2; E. H. 
Fabrice d. C. G. Hill, by default; E. Weber d. A. Ladholm, 6/0, 6/2; A. H. McCor- 
mick d. L. Boyd, by default; Jerry Weber d. E. Rockwell, by default; W. H. Blair d. 
H. J. McLaughlin, by default; L. R. Campbell d. WaBhburn, by default; L. B. Reedy d. 
G. M. Gooder, 6/3, 6/2; A. Ries d. W. Jackson, by default; H. B. Ingersoll d. R. L. Sim- 
mons, 6/1, 6/1; J. A. Farley d. E. Duffy, by default; H. T. Byford d. James Weber, 6/2, 
6/4; T. H. Cochrane d. C. L. Frederick, 6/1, 7/5; L. Dunlap d. Gates, by default; G. Rose 
d. N. Dietrich, 6/3, 6/3; D, Roberston d. W. D. Hadsell, 6/2, 6/4; C. H. Burlingame d. A. 
Ketchum, 6/2, 6/2; R. H. Burdick d. A. L. Lindauer, 6/4, 6/4; H. Raeder d. E. T. Pan- 
coast, 9/7, 6/2; M. Cahill d. M. Ferry, 8/6, 6/3; R. D. Carver d. D. E. Nichols, by de- 
fault; W. 0. Williams d. G. L. Brauner, by default; J. T. Wilson d. A. Wallerstein, 
6/1, 6/1; W. E. Swift d. P. Segal, by default; M. G. Ketchum d. C. E. Shaw, 6/4, 6/3; 
K. McNeil d. Peterson, by default. SECOND ROUND— A. C. Snow d. Galavan, by 
default; A. P. Hubbell d. A. R. Byingtou, 6/2, 6/1; A. M. Squair d. H. J. Riea, 6/l» 
6/2; L. C. Maser d. A. Bennett, 8/10, 9/7, 6/2; W. H. Becker d. H. F. Collson, by de- 
fault; H. Gifford d. N. L. Ritchie, 6/2, 6/1; L. Agar d. W. MacLaughlin, by default; 
Miller d. Degener, 7/5, 6/2; Michal d. Moore, by default; Neeley d. Turvey, 6/0, 6/2; 
Hayes d. Ranching, by default; Custer d. Borroughs, 6/3, 6/3; E. Weber d. Fabrice» 
6/4, 4/6, 6/3; J. Weber d. McCormick, 6/4, 6/2; Blair d. Campbell, 6/3, 7/5; Riea d. 
Rudy, 6/4, 6/4; Ingersoll d. Farley, 6/1, 4/6, 6/0; Byford d. Cochrane, 6/3, 8/6; Rose d. 
Dunlap, 6/2, 6/4; Burlingame d. Robertson, 7/5, 6/2; Burdick d. Raeder, 6/2, 6/4; Car- 
ver d. Cahill, 7/9. 6/1, 7/5; Williams d. Vent, 6/4, 7/5; Segal d. Wilson, 6/2, 6/2; M. G. 
Ketchum d. McNeil, 6/1, 6/3; L. Murphy d. E. Terhune, by default; A. H. Piunly d. 
Donker, 6/3, 3/6, 6/2: R. N, Hamilton d. R. Turvey, 6/3, 3/6, 8/6; A. L. Green. Jr. d. 
F. S. Weadley, 6/4, 6/1; L, M. Gooder d. J. F. Hattslaedt, by default; H. S. Knox d. 

D. R. Thompson, 6/0, 7/5; A. Mayer d. G. W. Hurtell, by default. THIRD ROUND— 
Snow d. Hubbell, 6/2, 8/6; Squair d. Maser, 6/0, 6/2; Gifford d. Becker, 6/2, 7/5; Miller 
d. Agar, 6/1, 6/2; Neely d. Michal, 6/2, 6/3; Hayes d. Custer, 6/0, 6/0; Jerry Weber d. 

E. Weber, 6/2, 6/3; Blair d. Ries, 2/6, 6/2, 8/6; Byford d. Ingersoll, 6/2, 6/3; Burlin- 
game d. Rose, 6/2, 6/4; Burdick d. Carver, 6/3, 6/1; Segal d. Williams. 6/1, 6/2; Ket- 
chum d. Murphy, 6/0, 6/0; Hamilton d. Piunly, 7/5, 6/2; Green, Jr. d. Gooder, 6/0, 9/7; 
Knox d. Mayer, 6/0, 9/7. FOURTH ROUND— Squair d. Snow, 7/5, 6/2; Gifford d. Mil- 
ler, 6/4. 6/2; Hayes d. Neely, 6/1, 8/6; Weber d. Blair, 6/2, 4/6. 6/2; Byford d. Burlin- 
game, 6/3, 6/3; Burdick d. Segal, 6/1, 6/4; Ketchum d. Hamilton, 6/3, 11/9; Green, Jr. 
d. Knox, 6/3, 7/5. FIFTH ROUND— Gifford d. Squair. 6/4, 6/3; Hayes d. Weber, 6/0, 
6/0; Burdick d. Byford, 4/6, 6/1, 6/4; Green, Jr. d. Ketchum, 9/7, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND— Hayes d. Gifford, 6/2, 6/0, 6/2; Burdick d. Green, 6/2, 12/10, 5/7, 6/3. FINAL 
ROUND— Hayes d. Burdick, 6/2, 6/1, 6/1. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Blair and McCormick d. Borroughs and Becker, 6/4, 6/3. 6/4; Lin- 
dauer and Hamilton d. Burlingame and Gooder, 6/2, 6/1, 8/6; Gooder and Bradley d. 
Fabrice and Eraser, 6/2, 6/1, 8/6; Green and Weber d. Cole and C. E. Ketchum, 6/4, 
6/0, 6/1; Robertson and Pancoast d. Ritchie and Davis, 6/1, 6/4. 6/1; Byford and Squair 
d, Custer and Reedy, 6/0, 6/3, 6/0; Neely and Snow d. Turvey and Turvey, 6/4. 6/3. 6/1; 
Frederick and Peritz d. Beste and Thompson, 6/1, 6/4, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Haye» 



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and Burdick d. Weber and Carver, 6/0, 6/1, 6/0; Lindauer and Hamilton d. Blair and 
McCormick, 7/5, 7/5, 2/6, 6/3; Gooder and Bradley d. Dunlap and Murphy, by default; 
Green and Weber d. Lynch and Brahen, by default; Robertson and Pancoast d. Ben- 
nett and Green, Sr., 6/2, 4/6, 6/1, 6/2; Byford and Squair d. Agar and Campbell, by 
default; Neely and Snow d. McLaughlin and McLaughlin, by default; Knox and Coch- 
rane d. Frederick and Peritz, by default; Giflford and Ketchum d. Ingersoll and Hub- 
bell, 6/4, 6/3, 6/3, THIRD ROUND— Hayes and Burdick d. Farley and Miller, 6/3, 6/0, 
6/3;'Ries and Ries d. Wiley and Jackson, by default; Lindauer and Hamilton d. Gooder 
and Bradley, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3; Green and Weber d, Robertson and Pancoast, 6/0, 6/2, 6/1; 
Byford and Squair d. Ferry and Van Veen, 6/0, 6/1, 6/1; Neely and Snow d. Michal and 
McNeil, 6/3, 6/3, 3/6, 6/3; Rose and Maser d. Knox and Cochrane, 6/2, 6/3, 5/7, 4/6, 7/5; 
Gifford and Ketchum d. E, Weber and Segal, 6/3, 8/6, 6/2. FOURTH ROUND— Hayes 
and Burdick d. Ries and Ries, 6/0, 6/0, 6/1; Weber and Green d. Lindauer and Hamil 
ton, 6/4, 8/6, 6/2; Byford and Squair d. Neely and Snow, 9/7, 6/2, 6/4; Gifford and Ket 
chum d. Rose and Maser, 6/0, 6/0, 6/0. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Hayee and Burdick d 
Weber and Green, 6/1, 4/6, 6/4, 3/6, 6/2; Gifford and Ketchum d. Byford and Squair 
6/4, 2/6, 6/3, 1/6, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Hayes and Burdick d. Gifford and Ketchum 
6/3, 6/4, 2/6, 6/4. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES, 

FIRST ROUND— Miss Kathleen Harth d. Miss Rosalie Amory, by default; M1b» 
Frances Houston d, Mrs. H, T. Colson, 6/4, 6/3; Miss Katherine Waldo d. Mrs. W. B. 
Miller, 6/3, 1/6, 6/0; Mrs. Fanny d. King d. Miss .Lucile Reed, by default; Miss Doro- 
thy Llewellyn d. Miss Virginia McCarthy, by default; Miss C. B. Neely d. Miss Eliza- 
beth Newman, 6/1, 6/0; Miss Caroline Beall d. Miss Elizabeth Waughop, by default; 
Miss Malcolm McNeil d. Miss Amanda Falker, 7/5, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— Mies Hous- 
ton d. Miss Harth, 6/0, 6/1; Miss Waldo d. Miss Fanny D. King, 6/0, 6/2; Mies Neely d. 
Miss Llewellyn, 6/2, 6/2; Mrs. McNeil d. Miss Bcal, 6/2, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— 
Miss Waldo d. Miss Houston, 6/2, 6/3; Mrs. McNeil d. Misa Neely, 6/4, 6/4. FINAL 
BOUND— Mrs. McNeil d. Miss Waldo, 6/3, 6/4. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Miss A. Falker and Mrs. H. F. Colson d. Miss D. Llewellyn and Mis« 
E. Newman, 6/3, 6/3; Miss C. B. Neely and Miss K. Waldo d. Miss K. Harth and part- 
ner, by default. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Miss McNeil and Mrs. Miller d. Miss Falker 
and Miss Coleson, 6/3, 3/6, 6/2; Miss Neely and Miss Waldo d. Mrs. Houston and Miss 
Beal, 6/3, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Miss Neely and Miss Waldo d. Mrs, McNeil and Mrs, 
Miller, 8/6, 6/2. 



Seventh Regiment Championship. — Walter Merrill Hall, for the second successive 
year, won the championship of the Seventh Regiment Tennis Club, defeating Arthur 
M. Lovibond in the final round in three sets. King Smith and A. S. Cragin cap- 
tured the doubles. The summaries: Singles— First round— W. B. Cragin, Jr. d. R. K. 
Tomlin, 6/3, 6/2; A, S. Cragin d, A. J, McKenna, 6/1, 6/1; T, A. Bruno d. C. A. Amer- 
man, by default; W. M. Hall d. R. F. Putnam, by default; G. G. Moore, Jr. d. A. C. 
Postley, 6/2, 4/6, 6/0; G. G. Grenz d. J. L. Anderson, 7/5, 6/3, Second round— A. M. 
Lovibond d. W. B. Cragin, Jr., 4/6, 7/5, 6/3; A. S. Cragin d. Bruno, 6/4, 6/1; Hall d. 
Moore, 6/0, 3/6, 6/4; King Smith d. Grenz, 6/3, 6/1. Semi-final round— Lovibond d. A. S, 
Cragin, 6/4, 6/2; Hall d. Smith, 6/3, 6/4. Final round— W. M. Hall d. A. M. Lovibond, 
7/9, 6/4, 7/5. Doubles — First round— King Smith and A. S. Cragin d. A. M. Lovibond 
and W, M, Hall, 6/3, 6/4; A. J. McKenna and E. C. Poillon d. Morris Clark and part- 
ner, by default; R, K, Tomlin, Jr, and G. G. Moore, Jr. d. J. E. Acker and J. L. 
Anderson, 6/2, 6/0; G. G. Grenz and J. S. Myrick d. A. C. Postley and C. Amerman, 
6A, 6/2. Semi-final round — Smith and Cragin d. McKenna and Poillon, 6/1, 6/2; Tomlin 
and Moore d. Grenz and Myrick, 6/2, 6/4. Final round— King Smith and A. S. Cragin 
d. R. K. Tomlin, Jr. and G. G. Moore, Jr., 6/2, 6/2, 6/2. Class B singles— Pinal round— 
A. J. McKenna d. J. L. Anderson, 1/6, 2/6, 7/5, 6/3, 6/3. Class C singles— Final round— 
H. L. FoUett d. F, E. Acker, 6/3, 6/3, 7/5. 

Texas Intercollegiate Championship. — The University of Texas team made a clean 
sweep at the tournament for the Texas State intercollegiate championship, held at 
Waco on May 20. The winning team did not lose a set in any of the nine matches 
played. Singles— S. Thomas (Texas) d. Hay (Southwestern), 6/2, 6/1; J. Thomas 
(Texas) d. Clay (Southwestern), 6/4, 6/4; P. Bradley (Texas) d. Harrison (South- 
western), 6/3, 6/1; S. Thomas d. Moore (Baylor), 6/2, 6/2, 6/1; J. Thomas d. Morrow 
(Baylor), 6/1, 6/3, 6/0; Bradley d. Morgan (Baylor), 6/0, 6/0, 6/1. Doubles— S, Thomas 
and Bradley (Texas) d. Gwanthney and McDade (Baylor), 6/2, 6/0; J. Thomas and 
Dodd (Texas) d. Morgan and Gaskey (Baylor), 6/2, 6/4; S. Thomas and Bradley 
ITexas) d. Harrison and Clay (Southwestern), 6/1, 6/3, 6/2. 



180 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Lawn Tennis in Washington, D. C. 

By Louis I. Doyle. 

It is doubtful if tennis improved by more rapid strides in any place in the 
United States than in Washington in 1915. More players — men, women and 
children — participated in tournaments, more adopted the game for regular 
'exercise, and more saw the tournament matches than ever before. 

Among the notables, Touchard, Bull and Pell did not appear at Chevy Chase 
in the singles, but I. C. Wright and Wallace F. Johnson took part in that event, 
and Wright, Bull and Pell in the doubles. Probably the closest match, and the 
best exhibition of the year, was that between Pell and Bull and C. B. and 
H. B. Doyle in the challenge round of the doubles. It took five sets for the 
New York pair to prove the right to retain the championship, by defeating H. 
E. Doyle and W. Hy. Hackett, the latter from New York. Wright came very 
near eliminating C. B. Doyle in one of the early rounds in singles, and in 
doubles, paired with H. H. Bundy, a new Washingtonian, reached the finals. 

C. B. Doyle, the younger of the brothers, won from H. E. Doyle in the final 
round of singles and then took the measure of Wallace F. Johnson, thus 
repeating his successes of previoi^s matches when this pair met. 

Harvard University included Washington in its itinerary. Its team, includ- 
ing R. N. Williams, 2nd, and Caner, won from the latter, represented by 
C. B. and H. E. Doyle, Spencer Gordon, J. B. Moore and H. H. Bundy. The 
singles match between Williams and C. B. Doyle, and the doubles between 
Williams and Caner and the Doyles furnished a great treat for the local fans. 

The Middle Atlantic tournament brought out the biggest entry list in its 
history, sixty-four players participating, though only two of the out-of-town 
entrants competed. When, as is hoped, this event is included among those 
whose winners compete in the national doubles, many prominent players from 
surrounding cities will undoubtedly take part, and the competition will rank 
with the leading sectional tournaments in the country. 

In the Columbia Country Club invitation tournament in the fall, there was 
a particularly large entry list, the incentive being the new and handsome 
trophy presented by Charles P. King, president of the Washington Railway 
and Electric Company and Potomac Electric Power Company. Mr. King was 
also responsible for two local tournaments, a handicap and scratch event, for 
his employees. He participated in both, winning the doubles of the scratch 
event, paired with Dr. L. W. Glazebrook. 

The District of Columbia championship tournament was held on the Dum- 
barton courts for the first time, and drew a record-breaking entry of seventy 
men and twenty-five women. It brought together players who had never 
before participated in Washington tournaments, and was an unqualified suc- 
cess from every viewpoint. 

Some of the enthusiasm which increased the entries to tournaments was 
caused by two new and growing organizations, the Departmental Tennis 
League and the Women's Tennis League, formed in 1915. The object of the 
former is to encourage players in government employ to take part in matches 
under tournament conditions. Courts kept at government expense were used, 
and the best talent in the city, besides men who otherwise would have taken 
no regular exercise, participating. The organization has fifteen hundred mem- 
bers, men and women, making possibly the largest tennis club in the world. 
Thirteen departments and commissions, represented by twelve teams of ten 
men each, played out a schedule of 330 matches, with only twelve defaults. 
Many officials are included among the members, and the organization is a 
permanent one. 

The superintendent of public grounds, a great enthusiast in all lines of 
sport, under the authority of Congress, placed twenty-five courts at the 
disposal of the Washington public, on which many thousands of men, women 
and children played. Under the plans for 1916 probably fifty courts will be 
available. 

The women, previously unorganized, formed the Women's Tennis League 
with 125 members. Different clubs and sections of the city, as divided, com- 
peted in a regular schedule, bringing out many new players. 

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the popular Secretary of the Interior ; the Suburban League, and the league 
of established clubs, Chevy Chase, Columbia and Dumbarton, which played 
Interclub matches. Columbia held regular Saturday afternoon tournaments, 
and Washington Country Club, Chevy Chase and Dumbarton held closed handi- 
cap tournaments. 

The high schools began giving letters for tennis, and the new Central High 
will have several courts in 1916, on the site of the school building. 

Improvements have been made at Columbia, where a practice wall and an 
asphalt court have been constructed. Chevy Chase has two concrete courts 
and a practice wall, and has flooded its dirt courts for ice skating. 

Dumbarton has improved its club house, and will build a practice wall 
and increase the number of its courts from seven to ten, including one of 
asphalt. The winners in the various tournaments for 1915 follow : 

Chevy Chase Invitation — ^Men's singles, C. B. Doyle. Men's doubles, T. R. Pell and 
C. M. Bull. Women's singles, Miss Eva Baker. Women's doubles, Miss Baker and 
Miss Elizabeth Bryan. Mixed doubles. Miss Eva Baker and H. E. Doyle, 

Middle Atlantic — Men's singles, Spencer Gordon. Men's doubles. Major W. A. 
Bethel and A. J. Gore. Women's singles, Miss Eva Baker. 

Columbia Club Invitation — Men's singles, C. B. Doyle. Men's doubles, C. B. Doyle 
and H. A. Selden. Women's singles, Miss Eva Baker. Women's doubles. Miss Arline 
Dufour and Miss A. M. Doyle. Mixed doubles. Miss Kate Du Bose and C. B. Doyle. 

District of Columbia Championships — Men's singles, J. B. Moore. Men's doubles, 
A. J. Gore and Paul Treanor. Women's singles, Miss Eva Baker. Mixed doubles. 
Miss Eva Baker and J. B. Moore. 

Washington Railway and Electric Company — Men's singles (scratch). Dr. L. W. 
Glazebrook. Men's doubles (scratch), C. P. King and Dr. L. W. Glazebrook. Men's 
singles (handicap), Edward Davis. Men's doubles (handicap), Edward Davis and M. 
M. Merrill. 

Departmental Tennis League — Navy Department: Won 49, lost 6. Team — Captain 
Robison, Paymaster Hancock; Doctors Old, Clifford, li'hamon and Sheldon; Calder, 
Burton, Prior and Gibbons. 

Women's Tennis League — Chevy Chase: Won 28, lost 8. Team — Misses Sargent, 
Johnson, Scriven, Fitch, Du Bose, Kauffman and Downing; Mrs, Bell and Mrs. Bethel. 

Suburban League — Holmead Tennis Club. 

Home Club League — Reclamation, 



Chevy Chase Tournamenti 

The Doyle brothers, C. B, and H. E., were the finalists in singles In the 
annual invitation tournament of the Chevy Chase Club, on the club's courts 
at Chevy Chase, Md., beginning May 14. After a hurricane three-set match, 
C. B. Doyle won, 7/5, 8/6, 6/1. 

The challenge round brought together Wallace Johnson of Philadelphia, 
holder, and C. B. Doyle, challenger. The latter won a clean-cut and decisive 
victory, 6/3, 9/7, 6/3. This gave the winner permanent possession of the 
coveted Army Cup. 

The men's doubles brought together C. B. and H. E. Doyle against H. H. 
Bundy and Irving C. Wright. The Doyles won, as expected, but only after 
the hardest kind of a four-set match, 6/4, 4/6, 10/8, 6/1. Following this 
came the match between the challengers, C. B. and H. E. Doyle, and the 
defenders, T. R. Pell and C. M. Bull. It developed the best tennis ever seen 
In Washington, in the opinion of close followers of the game. Pell had his 
wonderful backhand stroke right where he wanted it. After capturing the 
first two sets at 7/5, 6/4, the visitors were outplayed in the next two by 10/8, 
6/4. The fifth set was hard-fought, but the local stars were outplayed by the 
visitors, who took the set and match by 7/5, 6/4, 8/10, 4/6, 6/3. 

Miss Eva Baker defeated Miss A. Morrison in the final round of the women's 
isingles. The match was a good one, Miss Baker's experience and accurate 
work winning for her by the score of 6/4, 6/1. 

In the women's doubles. Miss Eva Baker and Miss Elizabeth Bryan won 
from Miss A. M. Doyle and Miss Arline Dufour in a sharp three-set match, 



182 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

6/3, 2/6, 6/4. Miss Baker's work in the pinches was the deciding factor, 
although she was ably supported by Miss Bryan. 

Miss Baker and H, E. Doyle captured the mixed doubles title, Mrs. W. 
Sullivan and Wallace F. Johnson not being able to defend. Norris McLean 
and P. H. S. Cake were the final contenders for the men's consolation title, 
the former winning, 2/6, 8/6, 6/3. The summary : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— B. Hillyer d, Harris McLean, 7/5, 6/4; L. Moore d. J. M. Meade, 
6/0, 6/0; J. M. McGulre d. J. P. Springs, 8/G, 6/2; A. B. Heaton d. E. W. Donn, Jr., 
S/6, 6/3, 8/6; E. Reynolds d. H. T. Shannon, 8/6, 6/4; Spencer Gordon d. Fielding Sim- 
mons, 7/5, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— H. H. Bundy d. A. Y. Leech, Jr., 6/0, 6/1; J. L. 
Karrick d. G. Hackett, 6/2, 6/3: B. Gates d. H. E. Burton, 10/8, 2/6, 6/4: Leonard 
Beekman d. J. P. Jackson, 6/0, 6/1; G. G. Lincoln d. Ezra Gould, 6/2, 1/6, 6/4; Hillyer 
d. P. H. S. Cake, 6/4, 6/3; Moore d. McGuire, 6/2, 6/1; H. E. Doyle d. L. W. DeMotte, 
6/2, 6/2; A. J. Gore d. Heaton, 6/1, 6/2; Gordon d. Reynolds, 6/1, 7/5; T. Donaldson d. 
W. T. Bland, Jr., 6/2, 7/5; C. B. Brown d. G. M. Noetzel, 6/4, 10/8; J. U. Moorehead 
d. H. C. Armstrong, 6/2, 6/0; Chittenden d. C. T. A. Miller, 6/1, 6/0; Irving Wright 
d. Stanley Carr, 6/1, 6/1; C. B. Doyle d. G. Lewis, 6/?, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— Bundy 
d. Karrick, 6/3, 8/6; Gates d. Beekman, by default; Hillyer d. Lincoln, 6/0, 7/5; H. E. 
Doyle d. Moore, 6/2, 6/1; Gore d. Gordon, 8/6, 3/6, 8/6; Brown d. Donaldson, 6/4, 2/6, 
6/4: Moorehead d. Chittenden, 6/4, 3/6, 6/0; C. B. Doyle d. Wright, 9/11, 6/2, 7/5. 
FOURTH ROUND— Bundy d. Gates, 6/0, 6/3: H. E. Doyle d. Hillyer, 6/2, 6/3; Gore d. 
Brown, 5/7, 6/4, 6/4; C. B. Doyle d. Moorehead, 6/0, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— H. B. 
Doyle d. Bundy, 6/1, 7/5; C. B. Doyle d. Gore, 6/0, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— C. B. Doyle 
d. H. E. Doyle, 7/5, 8/6, 6/1. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Doyle d. Johnson, 6/3, 9/7, 6/3. 



Eagles Mere Tournament. — Norman W. Swayne was the hero of the tournament for 
the championship of Eagles Mere, Pa., held on the courts of the Eagles Mere Athletic 
Association, beginning August 23. In the singles he turned the tables on Edwin Hall, 
the victor in 1914, by winning the final round, 6/4, 6/3, 5/7, 6/1. With Dickson as a 
partner in the doubles, Swayne defeated Edson and Wilson, 6/2, 9/7, and in the mixed 
doubles, Swayne and Miss Paine defeated Geyelin and Mrs. Pearson, 4/6, 9/7, 6/4. Miss 
G. Rose won the women's singles, defeating Miss MacGowan in the final round, 6/2, 
8/6. By his victory in the singles, Swayne becomes permanent possessor of the Creflt- 
mont Inn Challenge Cup, having won it three times. 

Edgemere (L. I.) Tennis Club Tournament.— W. Merrill Hall won a hollow victory in 
the singles of the Edgemere Tennis Club's invitation tournament during the week of 
July 29, owing to the default of Hugh Tallant in the final round. The latter had a 
long and close three-set match with Vanderbilt Ward in the morning, and was required 
to take on Hall shortly afterward. This Tallant refused to do. In the semi-final 
round of the doubles, R. L. Baggs and A. J. Ostendorf defeated W. M. Hall and A. 
S. Cragin in straight sets, and A. H. Man, Jr., and Cedric Major won from Arthur 
Lovibond and W. C. Grant, 6/2, 7/5. In the final, Man and Major won. The summaries: 
Men's singles — First round — E. J. Fixman d. Arthur Shefl'er, 6/1, 6/0: A. H. Man, Jr., 
d. Harold Swain, 6/2, 6/0: W. C. Grant d. Witherbee Black, 7/5, 6/0; C. L. Johnston d. 
A. S. Cragin, 6/1, 6/3; Arthur Lovibond d. Cedric Major, 6/2, 1/6, 6/3; K. D. Fisher d. 

A. L. Ostendorf, 9/7, 7/5; W. M. Hall d. R. H. Boggs, 6/3, 6/0; F. C. Strobel d. F. 
Hardcastle, Jr., 2/6, 6/4, 6/2; Hugh Tallant d. Serge Ruperti, 6/2, 6/1; G. A. L. Dionne 
d. C. Chambers, 1/6, 6/3, 7/5; L. M. Burt d. Seton Porter, 6/4, 6/4; Dr. William Rosen- 
baura d. C. H. Low, 6/2, 6/4; Vanderbilt Ward d. R. L. Baggs, 6/3, 6/4; R. C. Black d. 

B. H. Kuechen, 6/1, 6/4. Second round— Man d. Fixman, 7/5, 7/5; Johnston d. Grant, 
6/3, 6/3; Lovibond d. Fisher, 6/0, 10/8; Hall d. Strobel, 6/0. 6/1; Tallant d. J. S. O'Neale, 
by default; Dionne d. Burt, 6/3, 2/1, defaulted: Rosenbaum d. Ashley, 6/3, 6/3; Ward d. 
R. C. Black, 6/2, 6/3. Third round— Man d. .Johnston, 6/2, 8/6; Hall d. Lovibond, 8/6. 
6/2: Tallant d. Dionne, 6/8, 6/1, 6/4; Ward d. Rosenbaum, 6/0, 7/5. Semi-final round- 
Hall d. Man, 6/1, 6/3; Tallant d. Ward. 9/7, 4/6, 6/3. Final round— Hall d. Tallant, 
by default. Men's doubles — First round — R. C. and Witherbee Black d. Loughlln and 
McLoughlin, 8/6, 6/4; Baggs and Ostendorf d. Low and Linen, 6/4, 6/1; Man and Major 
d. Rosenbaum and Ward, 6/1, 5/7, 6/1; Burt and Ashley d. Kuechen and Ruperti, 6/1, 
6/2; Lovibond and Grant d. Fisher and Fixman, 6/4, 3/6, 6/2. Second round— Hall and 
Cragin d. Black and Black, 6/2, 6/4; Baggs and Ostendorf d. MacGuire and Cordier, 6/1, 
6/2; Man and Major d. Burt and Ashley. 6/2, 6/2; Lovibond and Grant d. Dionne and 
Tallant, 6/1, 6/1. Serai-final round— Baggs and Ostendorf d. Hall and Cragin, 2/6, 6/1, 
6/4; Man and Major d. Lovibond and Grant, 6/2, 7/5. Final round — Man and Major d. 
Baggs and Ostendorf, 6/1, 6/2, 6/4. 



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Lawn Tennis in Cincinnati and Vicinity 



Hamilton County Tournament 

By Gordon E. Small. 

The third annual tournament for the championship of Hamilton County, 
Ohio, was held on the courts of the Norwood Tennis Club, August 28 to Sep- 
tember 6. The opening day was featured by an exhibition match between 
Elia Fottrell of San Francisco and R. A. Holden, Jr., of Cincinnati, Holden 
winning two out of three sets. The tournament brought out larger attend- 
ances and more entries in all events than ever before and seems to have 
become a fixture in Cincinnati tenuis. There were eighty entries in the men's 
singles and twenty-two in the women's. 

The Westwood Club carried off all the honors of the tournament, Charles 
Wente winning the men's singles. Miss Ruth Sanders the women's singles, 
Wente and Dr. Karl Little the men's doubles, and Miss Sanders, paired with 
Mrs. C. E. Gregg of the Norwood Club the women's doubles. 

The best match of the men's singles was that in the semi-final round 
between Wente and Zimmerman of the Norwood Club, Wente winning in five 
sets. The final round brought Wente against Dr. Little, one of Cincinnati's 
veteran players, who was attempting a "comeback" after an absence from 
the game of five years or more. Against any player but Wente, Dr. Little 
probably would have won, but the former, being thoroughly familiar with the 
doctor's game, played his weak points and won the match by a good margin. 
Wente is only a youngster, but is one of Cincinnati's most promising players. 

Little and Wente won the men's doubles after a hard fight in the semi- 
finals with McGowan and Kruse, and a well played match with Rogers and 
Cordes in the final round. 

Miss Ruth Sanders had things all her own way in the women's singles 
and again demonstrated that she is Cincinnati's premier racket wielder among 
the fair sex. She lost only eight games in four matches, defeating her oppo- 
nents in hollow style. Mrs. Norris and Miss Luers of the new Hyde Park 
Club played well. 

Miss Sanders and Mrs. Gregg won the women's doubles after nearly losing 
to the Misses Levy and Emmich in the semi-finals. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLKS. 
FOURTH ROUND— Charles Wente d. Elliott Palmer, 6/1, 6/2; Henry Adler d. Paul 
Scallon, 5/7, 6/4, 6/2; Howard Cordes d. Charles McGowan, 6/1, 6/3; A. F. Zimmerman 
d. Stowe La Husen, 8/6, 6/1; D. W. Rogers d. E. Haupt, 10/8, 6/4; Dan Kiefer, Jr., d. 
Carroll Figge, 6/2, 6/4; Dr. Karl Little d. C. T. Russell, 6/1, 6/4; Vaughn Montgomery 
d. F. LeBlond, 6/2, 3/6, 6/4. FIFTH ROUND— Wente d. Adler, by default; Zimmer- 
man d. Cordes, 6/3, 11/9; Kiefer d. Rogers, 6/2, 7/5; Dr. Little d. Montgomery, 6/2, 6/2. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Wente d. Zimmerman, 6/3, 6/3, 3/6, 2/6, 6/1; Dr. Little d. 
Kiefer, 6/4, 2/6, 6/0, 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Wente d. Dr. Little, 6/3, 6/4, 4/6, 6/2. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

THIRD ROUND — Cherrington and Dinwiddle d. Kunkel and Ruckelman, 6/4, 6/3 
Little and Wente d. La Husen and Mahan, by default; Sharman and Figge d. Scallon 
and Hargrave, 6/1, 7/9, 6/0; McGowan and Kruse d. Roettinger and Kochman, 6/3, 11/9 
Kiefer and Haupt d. Cornell and Colter, 6/1, 6/3; Zimmerman and Furste d. Roude 
bush and Roudebush, 6/3, 10/8; Rogers and Cordes d. LeBlond and LeBlond, 6/0, 6/4 
Montgomery and Palmer d. Flske and Kerper, 6/1, 6/1. FOURTH ROUND— Little and 
Wente d. Cherrington and Dinwiddle, 6/3, 6/0; McGowan and Kruse d. Sharman and 
Figge, 6/1, 6/2; Zimmerman and Furste d. Kiefer and Haupt, 16/14, 6/2; Rogers and 
Cordes d. Montgomery and Palmer, 6/2, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND — Little and Wente 
d. McGowan and Kruse, 3/6, 6/4, 4/6, 7/5, 6/1; Rogers and Cordes d. Zimmerman and 
Furste, 9/7, 6/2, 6/2. FINAL ROUND — Little and Wente d. Rogers and Cordes, 3/6. 
6/3, 6/1, 8/6. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 

THIRD ROUND— Miss Ruth Sanders d. Miss Blair, 6/0, 6/2; Miss Levy d. Miss Fish- 
wick, 6/2, 6/1; Miss Luers d. Miss Gessing, 4/6, 11/9, 6/1; Mrs. Norris d. Mrs. Gregg, 



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6/3, 6/2, SEMI-FINAL ROUND — Miss Sanders d. Miss Levy, 6/2, 6/0; Mrs, Norris d. 
Miss Luers, 8/6, 9/7. FINAL ROUND— Miss Sanders d. Mrs. Norris, 6/1, 6/1. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND — Miss Sanders and Mrs. Gregg d. Misses Levy and Emmicli, 
6/8, 6/3, 7/5; Dr. Ratterman and Mrs. Norris d. Misses Gessing and Gessing, 6/4, 6/3. 
FINAL ROUND — Miss Sanders and Mrs. Gregg d. Dr, Ratterman and Mrs. Norris, 
6/4, 6/4. 



From Cincinnati Courts 

One of the bright features of the season was the debut of the Hyde Park 
Tennis Club in the local tennis field. This club was organized in May, and by 
the first of July had a membership of one hundred, a club house, and six fine 
courts. The club took an active interest in tennis affairs, and by means of 
a series of tournaments kept the enthusiasm of the members at a high point 
throughout the season. C. L. Cox won the club championship in singles, and 
with Stowe LaHusen, the doubles. Miss Evelyn Luers won the women's 
singles. 

The TVestwood Club, for the second time, won the championship in the Ohio 
Lawn Tennis Association Saturday Afternoon League. The Norwood, Clifton, 
Hyde Park, Madisonville and Wyoming clubs finished in the order named. 

One of the noticeable features of tennis in the city was the unusual number 
of new players brought out by the courts built by the Park Board in the public 
parks and playgrounds. The board has taken a very liberal attitude toward 
tennis, and is building courts wherever a location can be secured and where 
a demand exists. For the coming season public tennis leagues and tourna- 
ments are being arranged, open only to the park players. A recent estimate 
showed that at least a thousand new players have taken up the game through 
the encouragement of and facilities offered by the Park Board. 



Dayton Open Tournament 



After coming through the third annual open tournament of the Dayton 
Country Club, held September 20 to 25, Irving C. Wright was defeated in the 
challenge round by Clarence J. Griffin, the 1914 winner, in straight sets, 6/2, 
6/3, 6/4. In his play Griffin showed some of the most finished tennis ever seen 
on the club courts. 

Paired with Wright, Griffin also captured the doubles. They met a local 
team, Allen Harris and George Blanchard. who had furnished the big upset 
of the tournament by defeating C. P. Trask and Thomas Hendricks, the 
Indiana entries. Great rivalry developed between the two teams, but Griffin 
and Wright proved easy winners at 6/0, 6/4. 6/1. 

^ Miss Molla B.iurstedt was the heroine in the women's events, as she won the 
singles and, with Miss C. B. Neely as a partner, also took the doubles. 

An exhibition match in men's doubles between Griffin and Wright against 
Holden and Emerson of Cincinnati closed the tournament. The Ohio men took 
the first set at 7/5, but after 12-all in the second set darkness put an end to 
the contest. Other exhibition matches were played during the week by cham- 
pion William M. Johnston and former champion Maurice E. McLoughlin in 
singles, Johnston and Griffin against McLoughlin and Wright in doubles, and 
Miss Bjurstedt against J. C. Neely. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— E. L. Blumenshine d. Robert Anderson, 7/5, 6/4; William 
Morehead d. Jefferson Walters, 6/1, 6/0; Irving Wright d. Sam Markham, 6/2, 6/1; 
J. W. Eberhardt d. S. N. McLellan, 6/1, 6/0; E. T. Pfau d. Roland McKee, 1/6, 6/3, 
6/4, T. C. Scheid d. Arthur Nickson, 6/0, 6/2; Allen Harris d. J. H. Davies, 
6/1. 3/6, 7/5; Leslie Snyder d. Ray Miller, 6/2. 6/3: Russel Scheip d. Jim Thacker, 
6/0, 6/0; Stuart Patterson d. James Piatt, 6/0, 6/1; John Bixell d. Robert Crume, 6/2, 




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7/5; Joseph Dart d. H. H. Cook, 6/1, 6/2; K. B. Bragg d. A. W. Schaeffer, 5/7, 6/4, 
6/2; Steele Poague d. Clem Stover, 9/7, 6/1; Thomas Hendricks d. James Adam- 
son, 6/4, 6/4; W. D. Bickham d. D. C. Ridge, 6/1, 6/1; S. E. Reynolds d. Williard Kirk- 
pa trick, 8/6, 6/4. SECOND ROUND — Blumenshein d. Morehead, by default; George 
Blanchard d. W. J. Murphy, 6/0, 6/2; Wright d. Fitz. Matthews, 6/1, 6/1; Eberhardt 
d. Stanley Lewis, by default; Pfau d. C. C. Blackmore, 6/1, 6/0; Scheid d. M. Phelps, 
6/2, 6/2; Harris d. Snyder, 6/1, 6/1; J. 0. Neely d. Scheip, 6/1, 6/1; Ted Ohmer d. 
Patterson, 6/1, 6/3; Bixell d. H, T. Ashton, by default; Herbert Simonds d. Dart, 
6/1, 6/2; Bragg d. Poague, 6/3, 6/2; Hendricks d. Roy Walters, 7/5, 5/7, 6/1; W. A. 
Thomas d. Bickham, 7/5, 6/3; C. P. Trask d. Reynolds, 6/2, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— 
Blanchard d. Blumenshein, 7/5, 6/4; Wright d. Eberhardt, 6/4, 6/2; Pfau d. Louis Carr, 
6/3, 6/3; Harris d. Scheid, 8/6, 8/6; Neely d. Ohmer, 6/1, 6/1; Simonds d. Bixell, 6/1, 4/6, 
6/2; Bragg d. Hendricks, 8/6, 7/5; Trask d. Thomas, 6/2, 6/1. FOURTH ROUND— Wright 
d. Blanchard, by default; Pfau d. Harris, by default; Neely d. Simonds, 6/1, 6/3; 
Trask d. Bragg, 6/1, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Wright d. Pfau, 6/1, 6/2; Trask d. 
Neely, 2/6, 6/3, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Wright d. Trask, 6/2, 6/4, 7/5. 
CHALLENGE ROUND— C. J. Griffin d. Wright, 6/2, 6/3, 6/4. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND — Morehead and Thomas d. DeWeese and Legler, 6/1, 6/1; Trask and 
Hendricks d. Thacker and Ohmer, 6/1, 6/2; Crume and Walters d. McCann and Runyon, 
6/3, 6/4; Griffin and Wright d. Wentzlau and Scheid, 6/1, 6/0; Poague and McLellan d. 
Rogers and Hall, 6/1, 6/1; Stover and Eberhardt d. Blackmore and Calahan, 6/1, 6/0; 
Floyd and Petty d. Patterson and Partner, 6/0, 6/0; Anderson and Davies d. Dismukes 
and Kaye, 6/3, 6/2; Walters and Nickson d. Matthews and Patterson, 6/8, 6/1, 6/4. 
SECOND ROUND— McKee and Adamson d. Morehead and Thomas, 6/4, 6/3; Simonds 
and Reynolds d. Carr and Murphy, 6/1, 6/3; Trask and Hendricks d. Crume and Walters, 
6/1, 6/2; Griffin and Wright d. Poague and McLellan, 6/2, 6/2; Stover and Eberhardt d. 
Floyd and Petty, 6/2, 6/1; Anderson and Davies d. Walters and Nixon, 6/1, 6/3; Neely 
and Blumenshein d. Pfau and Scheid, 6/2, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— McKee and Adamson 
d. Simonds and Reynolds, 6/3, 3/6, 7/5; Blanchard and Harris d. Trask and Hendricks, 
7/5, 3/6, 6/4; Griffin and Wright d. Stover and Eberhardt, 6/1, 6/2; Neely and Blumen- 
shein d. Anderson and Davies, 6/3, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Harris and Blanchard 
d. McKee and Adamson, 6/1, 6/4; Griffin and Wright d. Neely and Blumenshein, 6/1, 6/4. 
FINAL ROUND— Griffin and Wright d. Harris and Blanchard, 6/0, 6/4, 6/1. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND — Miss Arnold d. Miss Howard, 6/0, 6/0; Miss Marie Wagner d. Miss 
Wood, 6/1, 7/5; Mrs. McNeil d. Miss Ruhl, 6/0, 6/2; Miss Hofer d. Miss Becker, 6/1, 6/4; 
Miss Fuller d. Miss Josephene Graves, 6/2, 6/2; Mrs. Gregg d. Miss Craighead, 6/0, 6/0. 
SECOND ROUND— Miss Service d. Miss Gladys Graves, 6/1, 6/0; Miss Webster d. Miss 
Arnold, 6/4, 6/2; Mrs. Gray d. Miss Wagner, 6/3, 7/5; Mrs. McNeil d. Miss Lyons, 7/5, 
4/6, 6/2; Miss Hofer d. Miss Fuller, 6/1, 6/3; Miss Mola Bjurstedt d. Miss C. B. Neely, 
6/0, 6/1; Miss Dohrmanu d. Mrs. Gregg, 6/4, 6/1. THIRD ROUND — Miss Service d. 
Miss Webster, 6/2, 6/4; Mrs. McNeil d. Mrs. Gray, 6/4, 6/0; Miss Biurstedt d. Miss 
Hofer, 6/2, 6/4; Miss Dorhmann d. Miss Patterson, 6/2, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— 
Mrs. McNeil d. Miss Service, 6/0, 6/2; Miss Biurstedt d. Miss Dohrmann, 6/1, 6/1. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Molla Bjurstedt d. Mrs. McNeil, 6/2, 6/3. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Miss Molla Bjurstedt d. Miss Dodd, by default. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Mrs. Gray and Miss Hofer d. Miss Fulller and Miss Lyons, 6/4, 6/1; 
Miss Bjurstedt and Miss Neely d. Miss Wagner and Miss Service, 6/0, 6/0; Miss Dohr- 
mann and Mrs. McNeil d. Miss Graves and Miss Craighead, 6/0, 6/0; Miss Ruhl and 
Miss Becker d. Miss Graves and Miss Grimes, 6/1, 7/5. SEMI-FINAL ttOUND— Miss 
Bjurstedt and Miss Neely d. Miss Lyons and Miss Fuller, 6/1, 6/2; Miss Dohrmann and 
Mrs. McNeil d. Miss Ruhl and Miss Becker, 6/1, 6/0. FINAL ROUND— Miss Bjur- 
stedt and Miss Neely d. Mrs. McNeil and Miss Dohrmann, 6/2, 6/3. 

Western Interscholastic Championships. — Ernest R. McKay of the Evanston (111.) 
High School won the Western interscholastic championship, held under the auspices of 
the University of Chicago. He defeated R. Pike of the University High School, Chi- 
cago, in the final round, 7/5, 6/4, 6/1. In the doubles, Richard Carver and Edgar Ter- 
hune of theJByde Park High School, Chicago, won from McLaughlin and Fox in the 
final round, 6/8, 6/2, 6/4, 6/1. The playing of the schoolboys was excellent and devel- 
oped a number of dark horses, who will probably give a good account of themselves in 
later events. 



186 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Lawn Tennis in Louisville 

By Crit C. Young. 

The tennis season of 1915 was the most successful that Louisville has 
ever known. The summer witnessed the formation of the Kentucky Lawn 
Tennis Association, which at once became a member of the U. S. N. L. T. A., 
and all of the tournaments were held -under its auspices. The Bi-State 
tournament (Kentucky and Ohio) failed to draw outsiders to any extent, for 
the first time in five years, but this was due to a conflict of dates. The 
original time, July 5-10, was changed to September 4-9, but this proved 
equally as bad. Neither J. J. Armstrong of Philadelphia, nor Miss Ruth 
Sanders of Cincinnati appeared to defend their titles in the Bi-State, nor did 
Lewis Hardy of Memphis defend his in the Falls Cities event. The latter part 
of the season Covington Arterburn returned to the game, after two years 
absence, and captured the Bi-State without being pushed. Harry Grinstead, 
who for several years held three titles, only won one event, the Falls Cities 
Championship (Kentucky and Indiana), in which he defeated Grinstead 
Vaughan after a hard battle. The State tournament was won by George 
Eager of Virginia, who, playing with Kenneth Bixby, was also successful in 
the doubles. Victor Goddard, a newcomer in the tournament game, took the 
Cherokee honors in rather hollow fashion, his work being of the highest order. 



Louisville Tennis League 



The Louisville Tennis League had its start in 1915. The object was to 
develop new players and give the older ones an additional opportunity to 
improve their game. It was composed of the Louisville Country Club, the 
Audubon Country Club, the River Valley Country Club, the Standard Country 
Club, the Anchorage Country Club, the Louisville Boat Club, and the Pastime 
Boating and Athletic Club. Two series of interclub matches were played. 
Each contest consisted of four matches, two singles and two doubles, so that 
forty matches were scheduled for each member. The season opened June 5 
and closed August 28. The Anchorage Country Club got away in the lead, 
and was only displaced once, that being by the Louisville Boat Club, which 
held it for only a short time, the Anchorage Club coming right back to the 
top. The final standing of the clubs was as follows : 

Clnb. Won. Lost. PC. Club. Won. Lost. PC. 

Anchorage 25 9 .736 Louisville B. C 17 17 .500 

PaBtlme 20 16 .556 Country Club 14 22 .389 

River Valley 17 16 .516 Standard Club 11 23 .324 



Bi=State Tournament 

The Bi-State tournament for the championship of Kentucky and Ohio com- 
bined was held on the courts of the Louisville Country Club from September 
4 to 13. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— H. Grinstead d. F. Bishop, 9/7, 6/2; T. Reichert d. W. B. Kahn. 6/3. 
4/6, 6/3; N. Dickey d. R. H. Courtney, 6/1, 6/1; H. Ewing d. J. R. Gore, by default; S. 
Appel d. G. Jones, by default; C. Arterburn d. Ed. Pflum, 6/1, 6/3; F. L. DuRelle d. 
W. E. Gore, 6/3, 6/4; L. Hite d. E. Smith, 6/1, 6/3; W. Tyler d. A. Ruitlinger, by default; 
E. K. Walsh d. C. P. Trask. by default; B. Creel d. W. Gaunt, by default; J. Miller 
d. J. Sweeney, 6/2, 6/8, 9/7; W. Mann d. H. Thompson, by default; C. Hill d. K. Bixby, 
6/1, 6/4; H. Heyburn d. E. C. Perkins, 2/6, 6/4, 6/4; T. G. Ponder d. T. Tafel, 2/6. 6/4, 
6/4; S. Arterburn d. C. Price, 8/6, 8/6; F. B. Stites d. W. Belknap, 6/2, 6/1; C, Culbert- 
son d. J. H. van Wagner, 6/3, 9/7; J. O'Brien d. T. Hennessey, by default; E. Hardy d. 
E. O'Neal, by default; C. Roche d. W. Ingram, by default; J. Levy d. R. Knott, 
7/5, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Grinstead d. Reichert, 8/6, 6/4; Dickey d, Ewing, 7/5, 6/2; 



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C. Arterburn d. Appel, 6/4, 2/6, 6/4; DuRelle d. Hite, by default; Levy d. Tyler, 3/6, 
6/3, 6/2; Miller d. Mann, 6/3, 6/4; Hill d. E. Williams, 6/2, 6/0; Ponder d. Heyburn, by 
default; S. Arterburn d. Stites, 6/3, 6/0; Culbertson d. O'Brien, 8/6, 5/7, 11/9; Roche 
d. Hardv, 6/3, 6/3; Creel d. Walsh, by default. THIRD ROUND— Grinstead d. Dickey, 
6/3, 7/5; C. Arterburn d. DuRelle, 6/1, 6/1; Levy d. Creel, 6/0, 6/1; Miller d. Hill, by 
default; S. Arterburn d. Ponder, 6/0, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— C. Arterburn d. 
Grinstead, 2/6, 6/1, 6/2, 1/6, 6/3; S. Arterburn d. Culbertson, 6/3, 7/5, 6/0. FINAL 
ROUND— C. Arterburn d. S. Arterburn, 6/4, 6/3, 4/6, 6/3. 
CHALLENGE ROUND— C. Arterburn d. J. J. Armstrong (holder), by default. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Grain and Williams d. Eckert and Partner, by default; Reichert 
and Pflum d. Trask and Hennesey, by default; Bixby and Caron d. Roche and van 
Wagner, 6/3, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Grinstead and DuRelle d. Franklin and Ferris, 
by default; Bishop and Tyler d. Barr and Miller, 6/3, 4/6, 6/2; Appel and Culbertson 
d. Gore and Gore, by default; K. Dickey and Ewing d. Kahn and Levy, by default; 
Arterburn and Arterburn d. O'Brien and Mann, 6/3, 6/4; Rowell and Turner d. Smith 
and Waters, 6/2, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— Grinstead and DuRelle d. Bishop and Tyler, 
6/2, 6/3; Reichert and Pflum d. Appel and Culbertson, 4/6, 6/3, 7/5; Bixby and Caron 
d. Dickev and Ewing, 6/3, 6/1; Arterburn and Arterburn d. Rowell and Turner, 6/1, 
6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Grinstead and DuRelle d. Reichert and Pflum, 4/6, 6/4, 
6/4, 6/3; Bixby and Caron d. Arterburn and Arterburn, 6/3, 5/7, 2/6, 6/3, 7/5, FINAL 
ROUND— Grinstead and DuRelle d. Bixby and Caron 2/6, 5/7, 7/5, 6/3, 8/6. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Mary Lyons d. Miss Madelle Lyons, by default. 
CHALLENGE ROUND— Miss Mary Lyons d. Miss Ruth Sanders (holder), by default. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— The Misses Lyons d. Misses Garr and Doherty, 6/2, 6/1. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Madelle Lyons and Craig Culbertson d. Miss Luella Taylor 

and S. B. Arterburn, 3/6, 6/4, 6/4. 



Falls Cities Tournament 

The Falls Cities tournament, carrying with it the championship of Ken- 
tucky and Indiana, was held on the Central Park courts, June 25 to July 9. 
Harry Grinstead won the honors in the singles, defeating Grinstead Vaughan 
in a hard-fought, five-set match in the singles, and in the challenge round won 
from Lewis Hardy by default. Vaughan and Barfield won the doubles. The 
summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— H. Grinstead d. T. Reichert, 6/3, 4/6, 6/2; E. Pflum d. L. Black- 
man, 18/16, 6/3; R. C. Grier d. F. Dugan, 6/4, 6/4; J. Weaver d. C. Moser, 6/0, 6/3; H. 
Smith d. H. Reilly, 2/6, 6/4, 6/3; S. Appel d. B. Creel, 6/0, 6/0; R. Bingham d. E. Will- 
iams, 7/5, 8/6; E. Wilson d. W. Ingram, 6/2, 1/6/, 6/4; C. Culbertson d. G. Ewald, 
6/1. 6/4; S. B. Arterburn d. H. Quinn, by default; W. Ingram d. R. Knott, 2/6, 6/2, 
6/2; W. Frank d. G. Looms, 6/2, 6/1; O. Ohmann d. J. Reilly, 9/7, 6/3; F. L. DuRelle 
d. C. Kinkead, 6/3, 6/8, 6/2; C. Roche d. W. Wymond, by default. SECOND ROUND— 
Grinstead d. Pflum, 6/4, 6/2; Grier d. Weaver, 6/3, 6/4; Smith d. Appel, 6/4, 2/6, 7/5; 
Bingham d. Wilson, 6/4, 6/3; Arterburn d. Culbertson, 6/2, 6/3; Frank d. Ingram. 6/2, 
6/3; Ohmann d. DuRelle, 4/6, 7/5, 7/5; Vaughan d. Roche, 6/1, 6/4. THIRD 
ROUND— Grinstead d. Grier, 4/6, 7/5, 6/3; Bingham d. Smith, 6/4, 4/6, 6/4; Arterburn 
d. Frank, 6/2, 2/6, 6/4; Vaughan d. Ohmann, 6/2, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Grin- 
stead d. Bingham, 6/1, 8/10, 6/3, 8/6; Vaughan d. Arterburn, 12/10, 8/6, 2/6, 4/6, 6/2. 
FINAL ROUND— Grinstead d. Vaughan, 6/8, 6/1, 8/6, 2/6, 6/4. 

CHALLENGE ROUND— Harry Grinstead d. Lewis Hardy (holder), by default. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Roche and DuRelle d. Rauterberg and McDonald, 8/6, 2/6, 6/3; 
Jones and Weaver d. Creel and Sales, 6/1, 6/0; Ingram and Sweeney d. Starks and 
Shallcross, 6/4, 4/6, 6/3; Vaughan and Barfield d. Arterburn and Williams^ 9/7, 5/7, 6/3; 



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Bingham and Callahan d. Dugan and Grain, 6/1, 6/3; Pflum and Ohmann d. Bedinger 
and Bedinger, 6/3, 6/3; E. Smith and Hardin d. Frank and Hite, 7/5, 6/4; Grinstead 
and Appel d. Knott and Humphrey, 5/7, 6/3, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Jones and Weaver 
d. DuRelle and Roche, 6/0, 7/5; Vaughan and Barfield d. Ingram and Sweeney, 6/3, 6/2; 
Bingham and Callahan d. Pflum and Ohmann, 6/4, 7/5; Grinstead and Appel d. Smith 
and Hardin, 6/2, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Vaughan and Barfield d. Jones and 
Weaver, 7/5, 6/2, 6/2; Bingham and Callahan d. Grinstead and Appel, 7/5, 8/10, 6/4, 
7/6. FINAL ROUND— Vaughan and Barfield d. Bingham and Callahan, 3/6, 6/2, 6/4, 6/2. 

WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND — Miss Madelle Lyons and Miss Mary Lyons d. Miss Marjorie Cowan 
and Miss Henrietta Bingham, 6/0, 6/2. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Madelle Lyons and Harry Grinstead d. Miss Luella Taylor 
and S. B. Arterburn, 6/2, 6/3. 



Cherokee Invitation Tournament 

The Cherokee tournament was held at Cherokee Park, July 19 to 27, the 
summaries being as follows : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— C. W. Neal d. O. T. Eskew, 6/1, 6/2; R. Tindall d. H. J. Thornton, 
6/1, 2/6, 6/2; L. Blackman d. H. Lawson, by default; S. Hallenberg d. C. Roche, 9/7, 
8/10, 8/6; T. Reichert d. B. Curry, 6/4, 6/1; C. von Roden d. D. Thompson, 6/4, 6/1; 
F. L. DuRelle d. J. Lindsey, 6/4, 6/1; V. Goddard d. G. Mandelehr, 6/1, 6/4; C. Vaughan 
d. J. Jansing, 4/6, 12/10, 6/3; F. Dugan d. G. Ewald, 6/3, 6/0; C. King d. J. Benedict, 
6/3, 6/0; J. O'Brien d. B. Creel, by default; C. Watkins d. E. Kachler, 6/4, 6/0; J. Goss 
d. P. O'Reilly, 6/1, 6/1; E. Pflum d. G. S. Thompson, by default. SECOND ROUND— 
C. W. Neal d. Tindall, 1/6, 6/3, 6/4; Hallenberg d. Blackman, 6/2, 7/9, 6/2; Reichert d. 
von Roden, 6/0, 6/3; Jones d. DuRelle, 6/4, 6/1; Goddard d. Vaughan, 6/8, 6/3, 6/1; 
Dugan d. King, by default: O'Brien d. Watkins, 2/6, 8/6, 6/2; Goss d. Pflum, 6/4, 6/8, 
6/4. THIRD ROUND— Hallenberg d. Neal, 4/6, 7/5, 6/4; Reichert d. Jones, 7/5, 6/3; 
Goddard d. Dugan, 6/4, 6/1; Goss d. O'Brien, 6/4, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Hallen- 
berg d. Reichert, 6/4, 6/3, 1/6, 6/1; Goddard d. Goss, 6/4, 6/2, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— 
Goddard d. Hallenberg, 6/4, 6/1, 8/6. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— C. Vaughan and R. Jones d. C. Watkins and J. van Wagner, 6/4, 
6/4; K. Bixby and L. Blackman d. B. Curry and Mandelehr, 6/2, 6/3; R, Tindall and 
C. von Roden d. W. E. and J. R. Gore, by default; C. W. Neal and R. Purdy d. E. 
Kachler and J. Jansiiig, 7/5, 6/0; J. O'Brien and W. Mann d. E. Downed and H. J. 
Thornton, 4/6, 6/4, 8/6. SECOND ROUND— Vaughan and Jones d. DuRelle and Roche, 
6/3, 6/4; Reichert and Pflum d. Bixby and Blackman, 6/4, 10/8; Dugan and Grain d. 
F. Speith and P. O'Reilly, 6/2, 6/2; Nanz and Ingram d. B. McFerran and L. Gros- 
vener. by default; M. Pfeiffer and H. Reilling d. King and Goddard, 6/3, 5/7, 6/4. 
THIRD ROUND— Neal and Purdy d. Tindall and von Roden, 6/1, 4/6, 6/1; O'Brien and 
Mann d. Vaughan and Jones, 6/2, 6/4; Reichert and Pflum d. Grain and Dugan, 3^6, 
6/3, 6/0; Pfeiffer and Reilling d. Nanz and Ingram, 6/2, 3/6, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND 
— Neal and Purdy d. O'Brien and Mann, 6/4, 6/1, 4/6, 1/6, 8/6; Pflum and Reichert d. 
Pfeiffer and Reilling, 7/5, 8/6, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Pflum and Reichert d. Neal and 
Purdy, 6/4, 9/7, 7/5. 

WOMEN'S SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Madelle Lyons d. Miss Luella Taylor, 6/1, 6/4. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND — Miss Evelyn Sweeney and Joseph Sweeney d. Miss Luella Taylor 
and L. Blackman, 7/5, 1/6, 6/3. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 1S9 

Lawn Tennis in St. Louis 

By Robert Ross, Secretary St. Louis A, A. Association. 

The season of 1915 will long be remembered by the players and admirers of 
tennis as the big year, on account of the visit of the National champions to 
the city in September, the quality of tennis displayed in the Central and city 
championships, and the upsetting of the dope in the women's championship. 
It is due to the untiring efforts of the St. Louis A. A. Association (Triple A) 
that this game is so popular in the Mound City. 

The Central championship of the United States was held under the associa- 
tion's auspices on July 4. Sixty players, representing many States, partici- 
pated in the singles, and twenty-eight pairs in the doubles. The quality of 
tennis displayed was the best seen in St. Louis, and brought out a record gal- 
lery every day. Eugene Monnett and Paul Darrough of the University of 
Oklahoma won their way to the semi-finals, and there Monnett faced Roland 
M. Hoerr and Darrough met C. Drummond Jones, both players of the Triple A 
Club. Both matches were hotly contested, nearly every game going to deuce, 
Hoerr eventually won over Monnett, 7/5, 4/6, 0/6, 6/3, 6/2, and Jones 
defeated Darrough, 9/7. 0/6, 3/6, 6/2, 6/4. 

In the final round Hoerr defeated Jones, 6/2, 6/1. 3/6, 6/1, thereby giving 
Hoerr possession, for the second time, of the big Triple A Cup. to be held for 
another year, and if he succeeds in getting his name on it again it will become 
his personal property. 

In the doubles, Monnett and Darrough encountered Jones and Hoerr in the 
final round, which resulted in one of the hardest fought matches ever seen on 
these courts. The score does not give any idea of the game as it was played, 
nearly every game going to deuce, with the breaks in luck going against the 
university players. Jones and Hoerr won, 11/13, 3/6, 6/3, 6/4, 6/2, thus 
securing possession of the big trophy cups put up this year by the club. Hand- 
some silver cups were presented the winners and runners-up in singles, doubles 
and consolations, and the out-of-town players were the guests of the club for 
the week. 

Tennis players will overlook a good week of tennis in 1916 if they omit 
placing the Central tennis championship on their tournament list. 

Early in the season the directors of the Triple A decided to give their mem- 
bers and the tennis enthusiasts of the city and surrounding towns an oppor- 
tunity to see the champions in action. A committee, composed of their 
president, R. M. Wilson ; treasurer, M. J. Halloran, and A. Von Reppert, 
Grover C. Holthaus and Roland M. Hoerr was appointed, and it was success- 
ful in securing Miss Molla Bjurstedt. M. E. McLoughlin. W. M. Johnston, C. 
J. Griffin and C. L. Wright on September 22 and 23. Between six and seven 
thousand people witnessed the games each day. Two matches were played, 
Johnston and McLoughlin meeting in the first singles match, which was also 
the first time they had opposed each other since the national championship. 
McLoughlin won, 6/4. 6/4. In a doubles match between McLoughlin and C. 
Drummond Jones of the Triple A, and Johnston, paired with Roland Hoerr, 
also of the Triple A, five sets had to be played, and the tennis displayed was 
a revelation to the spectators and thoroughly appreciated by them, as could be 
judged from the applause that followed each sensational play. McLoughlin 
and Jones eventually won. 

Three matches were played the following afternoon. The first was between 
Miss Bjurstedt and Miss Alice Prendergast, former holder of the city cham- 
pionshi'p, who made a very good showing against the national champion. The 
score was in favor of Miss Bjurstedt. many games going to deuce. The second 
match was a mixed doubles between Miss Bjurstedt and Wright against Jones 
and Hoerr. Only two sets were played. Jones and Hoerr won the first. 6/3, 
and Miss Bjurstedt and Wright the second. 9/7. The third match was the big 
one, a doubles between the champions, Johnston and Oriffin, and McLoughlin 
and Wright. The first set went to McLoughlin and Wright, 6/4 : the second 
set went to the champions, after some very sensational tennis, 7/5, and the 
third set was also won by Johnston and Griffin. 

In the city championships, held September 24. sixty-two players competed 
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ithis tournament owing to the fact that Jones and Hoerr, who have been play- 
ing partners in the doubles for years, separated, Jones taking for a partner 
Gamble, one of the older and more seasoned players, while Hoerr paired with 
Taylor Ward, one of the younger players. Both pairs won their way to the 
jfinal round, which was witnessed by one of the largest galleries that ever 
.attended a tennis game in the city, more than three thousand persons being on 
hand wlien the game started. Jones and Gamble won the first two sets after 
a hard light, many games going to deuce. The next two games went to Hoerr 
^nd Ward rather easily, and the fifth was another hard fight, but tournament 
experience won, Jones and Gamble being returned the winners, 6/3, 6/4. 1/6 
1/6. 6/8. 

Interest was sustained in the singles on account of Jones and Hoerr both 
winning their way to the finals, and it was a question as to whether Jones 
•could come back, seeing that Hoerr held two wins over him during the year, 
namely, the Triple A Club championship and the Central championship, and 
the large gallery on hand was pretty evenly divided as to its choice of winner. 
It was a hard five-set match before the decision was rendered that Jones did 
come back, the score being 4/6. 3/6. 6/0, 6/3. 6/2. 



Southern Maine Championships.— The annual open tournament of the Squirrel Island 
Athletic Association for the championship of southern Maine was held August 21 and 
the following days. The entry list was the largest of any tournament ever held in 
the State. The players were of high class and the matches close and hard fought 
Nat. H. Bundy of Norfolk, Va., won the men's singles. He defeated the holder of the 
•cup, E. Edwin Porter of Newton Center, Mass., in the third round. Bundy and 
his partner, C. F. Mcintosh of Norfolk, won the doubles. Miss Maida Flanders of 
Newton Center, Mass., won the Blanche Butler Ford Cup, which is the prize for the 
■winner of the women's singles. The summaries: Men's singles— First round— Bonelli 
■d. Stewart, 6/1, 1/6, 7/5; Merrill d. Jackson, 6/0, 6/0; Fisher d. Dunphy, 2/6, 6/3, 6/4- P 
Whitehouse d. Mcllwain, 6/3, 6/2; N. H. Bundy d. F. Bundy, 6/3, 6/2; Oldham d. Kemp- 
ton, by default; Gee d. Randolph, 6/2, 6/4; Holcombe d. W. White, 6/1, 6/0; Perkins d 
Jones, 6/0, 6/2; Porter d. Deacon, by default; Faxon d. Spencer, 6/1, 5/7, 6/1; Fitch d 
Ross, by default; E. L. Pratt d. Herendeen, 6/2, 6/0; Edmunds d. Gardiner, 6/1, 6/0; 
Young d. Kusterer, 7/5, 7/5; Hooe d. Lockwood, 6/0, 5/7, 6/1; A. W. Davis d. Proctor 
.6/1, 6/2; P. W. Davis d. Heath, 6/1, 6/2; Roberts d. Stanwood, 6/3, 3/6, 6/4; Cheney d.' 
Hill, 6/4, 6/4; Mcintosh d. Stowell, 6/1, 6/2. Semi-final round— N. H. Bundy d. Mer- 
rill, 6/3, 6/3; Mcintosh d. P. W. Davis, 6/3, 6/4. Final round- N. H. Bundy d 
Mcintosh, 6/3, 6/4. Men's doubles— First round— Dunnack and Fisher d. Stewart ami 
Jones, 6/0, 6/0; Oldham and Edmunds d. Merrill and Kusterer, 6/4, 8/6; Proctor and 
l/r^^^/o^' ^^^'^ ''^"^ Wack, 6/2, 6/1; Cheney and Gee d. Whitehouse and Herendeen. 
7/5, 6/3; E. L. Pratt and Young d. Randolph and partner, by default; Davis and 
S?7f *l-,/- l^""<^y a"d Dunphy, 6/1, 6/0; N. H. Bundy and Mcintosh d. Adams and 
fitch, 6/0, 6/1; Bonelli and Mathews d. Lane and H. White, 10/8, 8/6; Heath and 
Lockwood d. W. White and Mcllwain, 6/4, 6/4; Porter and G. W. Pratt d Faxon 
and Hooe, 6/3, §/2; Stowell and Fletcher d. Teel and Slade, 7/5, 6/3; Perkins and R. 
Whitehouse d. Hill and Weston, by default. Semi-final round— Dunnack and Fisher 
*;, rfl^^ ^^}'^ Davis, 4/6, 7/5, 6/4; N. H. Bundy and Mcintosh d. Stowell and Fletcher, 
6/3, 7/5. Pinal round— N. H. Bundy and Mcintosh d. Dunnack and Fisher, 6/1, 6/1, 6/1. 
Women s singles— Final round— Miss M. Flanders d. Miss Haves, 7/5, 5/7, 6/4. Women's 
^?c" i*;o~^,V'''*\ round— Miss Hayes and Mrs. Kelly d. Miss Oldham and Mrs. Edmunds, 
7/5, 6/2. Men s consolation singles— Final round— Jackson d. Kusterer, 6/0, 6/4. Mixed 
•doubles— Final round— Miss M. Flanders and Faxon d. Miss Hayes and Noyes, 6/1, 7/5. 

Tuxedo (N. Y.) Invitation Tournament.— N. W. Niles and A. S. Dabney won the 
round robin tournament of the Tuxedo Club, at Tuxedo Park, N. Y., May 22 and 23. 
The winners had a narrow escape in their match against E. P. Earned and ^. C. 
Inman, and in the final, against Pell and Prentice, the play was close to the finish. 
The final standing of the teams was as follows: 

Won. Lost. Won. Lost. 

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T. R. Pell .ind B. S. Prentice.... 2 1 E. P. Lamed and F. C. Inman... 3 

The summary of the matches follows: First round— Niles and Dabney d. Inman and 
E. Earned, 2/7, 6/3, 8/6; Pell and Prentice d. W. Earned and Clothier, 3/6, 6/^ 6/3. 
^Second round— Pell and Prentice d. Inman and E. Earned, 6/4, 6/3; Niles and Dabney d. 
jTo .^J"^^^^"** Clothier, 6/4, 6/4. ^inal round— Niles and Dabney d. Pell and Prentice, 
>b/Z, 4/6, 6/2, 7/5. Play-off— W. Lamed and Clothier d. Inman and E. Lamed, 6/3, 6/2. 




1. Dr. N. A. Godflarrt, President Wisconsin Tennis Association; 2, R. N. Hamilton, 
East Side Tennis Club, Milwaukee, City Champion of Milwaukee, and, with Heatl; 
Byford. Dou])les State Champions, 1915; 3, Glenway Maxon; 4, Alfred Weller, Towii 
Club Champion, 1915: 5, RoUand B. Roehr, President Milwaukee Tennis Association; 
6, J. J, Forstall, Chicago, and, 7, R. N. Hamilton, Milwaukee. 

SOME OF MILWAUKEE'S PROMINENT PLAYERS. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 193 

Lawn Tennis in Milwaukee 

By Dk. N. a. Goddard. 

That the quality of tennis in Wisconsin improved a full one hundred per 
cent in 1915 is no exaggeration. Particularly was this proven by the 
-excellence of the play in Milwaukee during the intraclub matches of 
the Milwaukee Tennis Association, and in the intercity matches in the 
Wisconsin Tennis League of the nine cities of the Northern section, but more 
particularly in the Milwaukee City tournament held at the Blue Mound Club. 

Surprises and reversals were the prominent features in the Milwaukee City 
tournament and the Milwaukee Tennis Association, following the precedent 
set in the national tournament by the slump of Williams and McLoughlin 
and the crowning of a new king in Johnston. 

The Milwaukee City tournament far surpassed the State tournament, both 
in enthusiasm and quality of play, and the defeating of Weller as well as 
Maxon by Seefeld of the National Club was the great surprise of the compe- 
tition, as he had never before been able to defeat them. In the finals, 
Hamilton easily disposed of Seefeld, 6/3, 6/3, 6/0, and again won the city 
championship, which he has held since 1913. In the doubles, Maxon and 
Pearson defeated Hamilton and Birkhead, 6/3, 6/1, 6/3. 

The race between the nine clubs of the Milwaukee Tennis Association was 
extremely close. In the middle of the season, owing to the wealth of good 
players who had joined the ranks of the East Side Club, it was generally 
conceded that it would surely win not only the club championship, but 
the singles championship cup, with good possibilities of the doubles cup ; 
but with all the good players it was doomed to defeat and lost the play-oflF 
of a tie with the Washington Park Club, which won the club championship. 

In the finals for the singles championship of the association, Maxon. the 
East Side Club player, on whom it had pinned its faith and hopes to be 
returned winner, defaulted to Dr. Paul Goldstern of the West Side Club, 
who defeated Oscar Puis of the National Club in the final round. As the 
East Side Club had no entrants in the doubles matches, its hopes went 
a-glimmering for a win of any of the trophies. 

The club standing at the end of the season was as follows : Washington 
Park, East Side, National, West Side, Cutler-Hammer, Allis Chalmers, Kil- 
bourn. International Harvester, Bay View. 

The individual standing of Milwaukee players, as placed by the tennis 
writers of the city, was : 1, Hamilton, East Side ; 2, Maxon, East Side ; 3, A. 
Weller, Town Cliib ; 4, Rechygle, Washington Park ; 5, Lipma'n, Washington 
Park ; 6, Stuckert. Washington Park ; 7, Benson, West Side ; 8, Rounds, West 
Side ; 9, Hill, East Side ; 10, Seefeld, West Side ; 11, D. Weller, Town Club ; 
12. Graebner, National. 

During the season, teams of six players of the Milwaukee Tennis Asso- 
ciation made trips throughout the State to seek matches, not so much to win 
as to talk over and to interest the various cities having tennis clubs in the 
organization of a Wisconsin association. The resiilt was that in October 
representatives were sent to Milwaukee, and the Wisconsin Tennis Associa- 
tion was formed with a membership of twenty-two cities. 

In 1916 the three sections into which the State has been divided will play 
elimination matches, and the winners in singles and doubles in each section 
will play the finals at some central point to determine the actual tennis 
championship in singles and doubles of the State. This will be a closed State 
tournament, and will in no way be connected or interfere with the annual 
open State competition held in Milwaukee. 

This idea of a strictly State tournament, open to only bona fide residents 
of Wisconsin, is new. and its results will be watched with keen interest 
by manv Eastern States. 

The bshkosh Tennis Club won the trophy cup in the Wisconsin Tennis 
League composed of nine clubs in Northern Wisconsin. This club spent 
in the neighborhood of $4,000 last season in building four cement courts 
and paying for its land. It is the intention to erect a club house in 1916. 

Nearly every city and hamlet in Wisconsin boasts of from one to ten tennis 
courts, many built" and maintained by the municipality. 



194 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Lawn Tennis in Kansas City 

By C. H. Holcomb. 

The year 1915 witnessed a remarkable growth in tennis in Kansas City. 
This was demonstrated by the participation in the game of a greatly increased! . 
number of players, the building of many new courts throughout the city, and 
the greater interest and attendance at the different tournaments held during: 
the year. 

The real feature event of the season was the visit in late September of 
the noted California trio, Johnston, McLoughlin and Griffin. This was the 
first glimpse Kansas City has ever had at real top notch tennis, and although 
the weather was the worst imaginable, being quite cold and damp, big crowds 
welcomed the champions. The play was staged on the Kansas City Athletic 
Club courts and consisted, of course, of exhibition matches only. C. J. Lock- 
horn and Jack Cannon, the local stars, each had a go at the champions, 
and their play showed exceptionally well_ in comparison. Cannon forcing: 
Johnston to a deuce set in their exhibition. Another surprise was the matches 
in doubles in which the national champions, Johnston and Griffin, were pitted 
against McLoughlin and Lockhorn. To the surprise of nearly everyone the 
latter team was victorious in a match that teemed with spectacular play, 
defeating the champions two sets to one. In the second day's exhibition,, 
however, the champions gained revenge, taking three out of four sets in 
another thrilling encounter. There is no doubt the visit of these celebrated 
players will do much toward improving the play of local racket wielders, a& 
many new ideas were gathered that are sure to be followed out during 1916. 

The year 1916 promises even more tennis than ever, due to the organiza- 
tion of two new clubs, the Kansas City Field Club and the Rockhill Tennis 
Club of Kansas City. The former is a big, new outdoor organization that 
will have a dozen tennis courts, and will promote base ball, swimming and 
other sports. Fay Moulton, the former Yale athlete and Olympic sprinter, is 
president of the club, and Jack Cannon, vice-president. The Rockhill Club 
will have tennis exclusively, and will build twenty-two tennis courts and two 
squash courts. J. H. Felt, one of the most enthusiastic of tennis followers, 
heads this club as president, while C. J. Lockhorn is a member of the board. 

While the general standard of play in 1915 was probably higher than 
heretofore, the improvement seemed to be shown by the younger rather than 
the leading players : in fact, some of those ranked in 1914 were not able to 
get into the upper ten upon their 1915 showing, and others have to be con- 
tent with a place farther down the line than that previously accorded them. 
Some of the youngsters coming up from the public courts are showing great 
form and should be heard from next season. 

Greater Kansas City Ranking, 1915 

1— C. J. Lockhorn 4— C. H. Holcomb 7— W. N. Newell 9— Gordon Parker 

2— J. S. Cannon 5— Dix Teachenor 8 — A. H. Seddou 10— James Elwell 

3— R. A. Wester 6— Stephen Claflin 

By his defeat of Cannon in the City, and Stellwagen in the Missouri Val- 
ley tournament, Lockhorn established his right to the ranking of No. 1. There 
is also no question as to the ranking of Cannon as No. 2, as Lockhorn was k 
the only local player by whom he was defeated. For several years Cannon 
has been handicapped by the fact that he had no local opponent of sufficient 
ability to make him extend himself and do his best, and he was unable to 
improve his play as he would have done with stronger competition ; after 
losing to Lockhorn in the city tournament, he probably realized the weak 
points in his game and set about to correct them with that determination 
of which he is the fortunate possessor. Toward the end of the season he 
was playing far better, and showed exceptional form in the exhibition set 
which he played against Champion Johnston. He is a close student of the 
game, and I predict that he will come back stronger than ever in 1916. 

Teachenor, No. 2 in 1914, did not enjoy a very successful season, but 
showed a flash of his old time form in the Missouri Valley tournament against 



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Lockhorn. During the season he lost to Holcomb, Wester, and Lockhorn. 
Newell, Seddon, and Poteet, who had been ranked as 4, 5 and 6, respectively, 
all played in and out tennis, with little if any improvement over their 1914 
form. Seddon lost to Newell in -the Missouri Valley, in a match which was a 
toss-up, and played fine tennis in the mixed doubles. Poteet's best form 
was shown against Speice in the Missouri Valley. 

Holcomb, placed at No. 7 in 1914, showed marked Improvement, one of 
his principal assets being steadiness. During the season he defeated Seddon, 
Poteet and Teachenor, all of whom had been ranked ahead of him the previ- 
ous year, and lost to Lockhorn, Cannon and Wester. Masters played good 
tennis at the beginning of the season, easily eliminating Claflin from the 
city tournament, but failed to show much thereafter, probably due to the 
fact that he did not play with any regularity. Moore, at times, played 
unbeatable tennis, but usually in practice with nothing at stake. He does 
not seem at his best in tournaments. 

Claflin's play against Monett and Branson in the Missouri Valley entitles 
him to consideration, although his showing against Lockhorn was not impres- 
sive. Elwell played steady, consistent tennis, defeating Moore, the only rank- 
ing player he met in a tournament. Gordon Parker and Uhls are the other 
two players whose work would have to be considered by a ranking committee, 
Parker losing to Cannon in the Missouri Valley and Uhls to Lockhorn in 
the city, but Uhls' failure to compete in more than one tournament kept him 
from occupying a place in the coveted ten. 

Among the other players of ability, whose work should not be overlooked, 
are Durall, Tyner, Lytle. Davis, Kavanaugh, Cloughly, Byerley, Bland, McCoy, 
Wilder, Kyger, Krugh, Forrester, Dubach, Shelden. Donohue, Foules, Howard 
and Brookfield, while among the classy younger players are Baucus, Morley, 
Penfold, Bennett and Pinkerton. 

Greater Kansas City Championship 

In place of the city tournament usually held, the season of 1915 was 
opened with an invitation event upon the courts of the Kansas City Athletic 
Club. A classy field of forty-four players, the cream of Kansas City's tennis 
talent, was entered. Cannon, Wester. Lockhorn and Holcomb reached the 
semi-finals. Cannon by defeating Austin, Seddon and Masters ; Wester by 
defeating Parker and Moore ; Lockhorn by defeating Penfold, Brookfield and 
Uhls, and Holcomb by defeating Krebs, Poteet. and Teachenor. 

Cannon then easily defeated Wester in straight sets, and Lockhorn, after 
dropping the first set to Holcomb, won the next three. The final round 
between Lockhorn and Cannon was played upon a wet, heavy court, which 
seemed to interfere with Cannon's game more than that of his opponent, 
Lockhorn winning the match in straight sets. The summary : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— H. Austin d. W. T. Bland, by default; J. Cannon d. T. S. North, 
by default; P. M. Masters d. E. B. Kyger, 6/2, 4/6, 6/2; J. M. Forrester d. E. C. Dono- 
hue, 4/6, 6/1, 6/3; S. Claflin d. A. McCoy, by default; O. F. Dubach d. W. P. Pinker- 
ton, 6/0, 6/1; F. C. Howard d. P. Francis. 4/6, 6/1. 6/2; W. Newell d. W. W. Clougrhley, 
6/3, 6/3; H. Bennett d. B. Austin, by default; K. B. Uhls d. J. McCoy, by detault; 
A. D. Brookfield d. E. D. Warner, by default; F. C. Elwell d. L. Green, 5/7. 6/4. 6/3„ 
SECOND ROUND— G. Parker d. H. Kennalley, 6/2, 6/3; R. A. Wester d. F. Fitzpatriok, 
by default: A. Marty d. E. R. Tyner, 1/6, 6/3, 6/2: H. Moore d. H. Sheldon, 8/6, 
6/3; A. H. Seddon d. B. Morley, 6/1, 6/3: C. J. Lockhorn d. H. Penfold, 6/2, 6/4; A. A. 
Poteet d. J. Lytle, by default; C. H. Holcomb d. W. J. Krebs, 6/3, 6/3; H. W. Durall 
d. Burr Chapman, by default; D. Teachenor d. J. Krugh, 1/6, 6/3, 6/4; Cannon d. Aus- 
tin, 6/1, 8/6; Masters d. Forrester, 7/5, 6/4; Claflin d. Dubach, 1/6, 7/5, 6/4; Newell d. 
Howard, 6/4, 6/3; Uhls d. Bennett, 6/1, 6/1; Brookfield d. Elwell, 6/4, 6/2. THIRD 
ROUND— Wester d. Parker, 6/3, 3/6. 8/6; Moore d. Marty. 6/1, 6/2; Cannon d. Seddon, 
6/0, 6/1; Masters d. Claflin, 6/1. 6/1; Uhls d. Newell, 6/3, 6/2; Lockhorn d. Brookfield, 3/6, 
6/2, 6/3; Holcomb d. Poteet, 6/4, 4/6, 7/5; Teachenor d. Durall, by default. FOURTH 
ROUND— Wester d. Moore, 2/6. 7/5, 6/4. 4/6. 6/3; Cannon d. Masters. 6/3, 6/1, 6/3; 
Lockhorn d. Uhls, 6/3, 6/3, 6/3: Holcomb d. Teachenor, 6/0, 6/1. 5/7, 6/1. SEMI- 
FINAL ROUND— Cannon d. Wester, 6/2, 6/0, 6/3; Lockhorn d. Holcomb, 4/6, 6/1, 6/2, 
6/4. FINAL ROUND— Lockhorn d. Cannon, 6/2, 6/4, 6/2. 



196 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Omaha City Championships 

By R. R. Rainsy, Omaha, Neb. 

The annual city championship tournament in men's singles and doubles was 
held on the courts of the Omaha Field Club. July 17 and the following week. 
The committee in charge was particularly fortunate in choosing this week, for 
weather conditions were ideal for tennis. 

In the singles there were fifty-one entries, with few defaults in the first 
round. The tournament was one of the most successful city tournaments ever 
held in Omaha, and was noteworthy in that it marKed the fall of the older 
players before the onslaught of the youngsters. 

Arthur Scribner. one-time champion of Omaha, was put out of the running 
by Joe Adams, one of the younger players. Dr. Van Camp, one of the old 
timers, went down before Russell Larmon, an eighteen-year-old boy, who won 
the championship by putting out Harry Koch, who held the title for four 
successive years. 

The match between Koch and Larmon proved to be the best ever pulled off 
by local men. It went four gruelling sets and abounded in all the thrills that 
go with first class tennis. 

Sixteen teams fought for the doubles championship. Many good matches 
were played and the dope was considerably upset. Ralph Powell and Will 
Adams, the 1914 champions, were defeated by the Larmon brothers. Ken- 
nedy and Madden, a veteran team, and considered one of the best in the city, 
fell before A. C. Potter and Guy Beckett, who played together for the first 
time. Their match was the most hotly contested in the doubles. In the final, 
Koch and Scribner won from Potter and Beckett in an exciting and hotly con- 
tested battle. The summaries : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— R. P. Baird d. H. Driscoll, 6/3, 6/0; H, Farrell d. M. Baldridge, 6/3, 
6/0; T. F. Kennedy d. Guy Beckett, 6/2, 6/1; Pike Larmon d. L. Bushman, 6/2, 6/0; J. 
Madden d. E. Heyn, 6/0, 6/1: Ralph Powell d. E. S. Folson, 6/2, 6/2; H. Kohn d. E. V. 
Nordell, 6/1, 6/3; H. G. Rogers d. F. Spellman, 6/1, 6/3; H. A. Koch d. L. Berkenroad, 
6/1, 6/2; E. H. Tilton d. H. Pritchett, 6/1, 6/3; L. McConnell d. H. Caldwell. 6/2. 6/1; 
Russell Larmon d. B. W. Capen, 6/1, 6/2; Guy Williams d. A. P. Braun, 6/2, 6/2; Ralph 
Ralney d. G. Shirley, 6/1, 6/1; J. Brownlee d. A. Garner, 6/2, 6/4; Lee Van Camp d. C. 
Powell, 6/4, 5/7, 7/5; Sam Burns d. J. Epeneter, 6/0, 6/3; C. Swiler d. R. McCague. 6/4, 
6/3; A. H. Scribner d. G. Wooley, 6/2, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— A. C. Potter d. Gockley, 
6/1, 6/1; C. Hannigan d. L. Bushman, by default; William Adams d. J. Caldwell, by 
default; Baird d. Farrell, by default; Pike Larmon d. Kennedy, 3/6, 11/9, 6/3; Powell 
d. Madden, 6/3, 3/6, 6/1; Rogers d. Kohn, by default; Koch d. E. T. Tilton, 6/1, 6/3; 
Russell Larmon d. McConnell, 6/1, 6/2; Williams d. Rainey, 6/4, 6/3; Van Camp d. John 
Brownlee, 6/1, 5/7, 7/5; Swiler d. Burns, by default; Scribner d. J. I. Negley, 6/1, 6/3; 
Joseph Adams d. Dailey, 6/2, 6/1; Herbert Davis d. R. Strehlow, 6/2, 6/1; R. Howe d. 
K. Lowe, by default. THIRD ROUND— Potter d. Hannigan, 6/3, 6/3; W. Adams d. 
Baird, 6/2, 4/6, 6/1; Powell d. P. Larmon, 6/2, 6/4; Koch d. Rogers, 6/2, 6/1; Russell Lar- 
mon d. Williams, 10/8, 6/3; Van Camp d. Swiler, 6/3, 9/7; J. Adams d. Scribner, 7/5, 6/1; 
Howe d. Davis, 6/4, 6/4. FOURTH ROUND— Potter d. W^ Adams, 6/1, 6/2; Koch d. 
Powell, 6/4, 3/6, 6/4; Russell Larmon d. Van Camp, 6/1. 6/3; J. Adams d. Howe, 6/2, 
6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Koch d. Potter, 6/1, 6/0, 3/6, 6/4; Russell Larmon d. J. 
Adams, 6/3, 7/5, 8/6. FINAL ROUND— Russell Larmon d. H. A. Koch, 6/3, 9/7, 4/6, 10/8. 

MEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Kennedy and Madden d. Pritchett and C. Potter, 6/1, 6/0; Howe and 
Davis d. Baldridge and Dailey, by default; C. Potter and Beckett d. J. Adams and 
McCague, 6/3, 6/2; Brownlee and McConnell d. C. Powell and Hannigan, 6/4, 1/6, 9/7; 
R. Powell and W. Adams d. Baird and Tilton, 8/6, 4/6, 6/3: Larmon and Larmon d. H. 
Caldwell and Bushman, 6/4, 6/3; Swiler and Wooley d. Farrell and Shlrlev, bv default; 
Koch and Scribner d. Kohn and Van Camp, 6/1, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Kennedy and 
Madden d. Howe and Davis, 6/0, 6/2; Potter and Beckett d. Brownlee and McConnell, 
0/6, 6/0, 9/7: Larmon and Larmon d. R. Powell and W. Adams, 6/0, 3/6, 6/3: Koch and 
Scribner d. Swiler and Wooley, 6/3, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Potter and Beckett d. 
Kennedy and Madden, 6/2, 6/2. 6/8, 4/6, 6/4; Koch and Scribner d. Larmon and Larmon, 
S/6, 6/1, 6/4, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Koch and Scribner d. Potter and Beckett, 6/3, 6/3. 



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Denver City Tournament 

The second annual tournament for the championships of Denver, held on the 
•city park courts during the last two weeks in July, proved to be one of the 
most successful tennis meets ever pulled ofiE in the West. In popular interest 
it surpassed even the State tournament, though the tennis was not of quite so 
high a caliber. Crowds of two and three hundred turned out every afternoon, 
and as many as six hundred lined the courts for some of the more important 
matches. 

Eight different events were decided, namely, singles and doubles in men's, 
women's, junior men's, and junior women's classes. 

The open singles title went to Richard Scott, the University of Colorado 
«tar, but only after the hardest kind of competition. Three times, against Don 
Harker, E. R. Bailey and Robert Wellington, Scott was forced to take the 
deciding set to win, and against Wellington he was four times within a single 
point of losing the match. 

Scott won from Eugene Dines in the final round, in a match which proved 
a disappointment after the earlier rounds. The champion took straight sets, 
•due mainly to Dines' erratic play. 

Harker and Wellington won the open doubles, defeating Mills and Fowler in 
four sets in one of the most thrilling matches ever played around Denver. For 
three sets it was nip-and-tuck, with each team winning a set when within a 
point of losing. In the fourth frame Mills and Fowler showed the strain of 
the match and the champions won easily. 

Mae Meyer, playing a smashing base line game, won the women's singles. 
:She came through several close matches and took the final from Addie Cronan 
in an extra set affair. Paired together, the two won the doubles title without 
much opposition. 

Eric Charles, sixteen years old, annexed the singles championship in the 
junior men's division, playing a consistent, steady game, which marks him as 
a coming candidate for senior honors. Klein and Barton, a South Denver com- 
bination, outclassed the field in doubles. 

The junior women's division was held for the first time during the summer, 
and as a result the entry list was small. Ada Withington came out ahead in 
the singles, while the Misses Waldorf and Huber took the doubles. 

Hubert C. Charles, Denver City Clerk, headed the tournament committee, 
and under his direction play went off smoothly during the tournament. He 
also captained the victorious Anglo-American club team which came out vic- 
torious in the city league series of matches held during June and July. 

Huntingdon Valley (Pa.) Doubles Tournament.— W. J. Clothipr and W. A. Larned 
were unable to repeat their victory of 1914 in the Huntingdon Valley invitation tour- 
nament, beginning May 28, and they were defeated in the final round by J. J. Arm- 
strong and W. E. Davis. In the men's consolation singles, A. S. Dabney defeated F. 
M. B. Fisher in the final round, 6/1, 6/2, 6/2. The summaries: Doubles — First round — 
T. R. Pell and R. D. Little d. A. D. Thayer and F. E. Dixon, 6/3, 9/11, 11/9; J. J. Arm- 
strong and W. E. Davis d. F. C. Inman ad Robert Le Roy, 4/6, 6/4, 6/3. Second round 
—Pell and Little d. Edmund and J. T. Thayer, 6/3, 6/2; Craig Biddle and Rowland 
Evans, Jr. 1. F. M. B. Fisher and Alfred Dabney, 7/5, 5/7, 6/1; Armstrong and Davis 
d. .1. R. Carpenter, Jr. and Dr. E. B. Dewhurst, 7/5, 6/1; W. J. Clothier and W. A. 
Larned d. H. M. Tilden and W. T. Tilden, Jr., 6/4, 6/2. Semi-final round— Armstronr 
and Davis d. Biddle and Evans, 6/3, 6/4; Clothier and Larned d. Pell and Little, 6' 
3/6, 6/1. Final round— Armstrong and Davis d. Clothier and Larned, 2/6, 6/3, 6/1. 

Interstate Tournament. — The Interstate tournament, a revival of the old Tr* 

tournament held at Sioux City, Iowa, several years ago, was successfully cr „ 

imder the auspices of the Interstate Tennis Club of Sioux City, early in Aug ^^^ 

•final match of the singles between John Barton of Sioux Falls and Ray /■ i^. 

Mitchell, So. Dak., was closely contested, and the upset came when B' //3* 

defeated Branson, the victory being the first Barton has secured over _„(j 
number of years. The score was 6/3, 7/5, 1/6, 0/6, 9/7. Stellwagen of M' 
an excellent showing until he reached the semi-finals, when he was pr 

In the final round of doubles, Ray Branson and' Paul Young tri' j, 6/3, 

Barton and F. N. Enright, 6/4, 6/2, 6/2. 'INAL 

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Law^n Tennis in Cuba 

Conde de Jaruco won the singles championship of Cuba in the annual tourna- 
ment held at the Vedado Tennis Club, Havana, in December. He defeated 
de Zaldo in a four-set match in the final round. Conde de Jaruco also captured 
the doubles, with Martinez as partner. Senorita M. Ferran carried off the 
honors in the women's events, winning the singles, the doubles with Senorita 
Suarez as a partner, and the mixed doubles with Valverde. 

The Vedado Tennis Club, from a very modest beginning in 1902, has become 
a factor of no little importance in the development of sports in Cuba, espe- 
cially lawn tennis. The club has just come into possession of a new building, 
erected at a cost of $80,000, and has made application to the government 
for an extension of grounds ad.ioining the building, so as to be able to enlarge 
it and to erect new ones, which it is estimated will cost $100,000. The loca- 
tion of the club is ideal, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico at the extreme end 
of Vedado, a suburb of Havana. During the latter part of December, 1902, 
and January 1, 1903, the first official tournament was held. Tournaments 
have been held annually at about the same time each year, except this year, 
when it is scheduled for April. Enthusiasm over the game has increased 
so much that larger grounds have been necessary. The present membership 
is 500. 

At the time of the second American intervention, the late Major Butt, who 
lost his life on the Titanic, was an active member, and many of the trophies 
brought with him from the Philippines are treasured at the club. Major 
Slocum and many other officials of the U. S. Army were members of the 
organization during the second intervention. 

Other athletic sports besides tennis are also encouraged. In 1905, 1907, 
1909, 1914 and 1915 the club won the amateur base ball championship. In 
1909 it captured the polo championship, and yearly since 1911 has been 
winning the Varadero regattas for six-oared racing canoes, obtaining thereby 
the Municipal* and President Menocal's prizes. In 1914 the club also won 
from the other competitors the title of champion in eight-oared shells. 

Summaries of the annual tournament held in December are as follows : 

MEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND — Conde de Jaruco d. Balslnde, 6/3, 6/2; McDonald d. Juarrero, 6/2, 
6/0; de Zaldo d. Villalba, 6/4, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— Zayas d. Martinez, 6/8, 8/6, 6/1; 
Conde de Jaruco d. McDonald, 1/6, 7/5, 6/2; de Zaldo d. Munoz, 6/1, 6/0; Macia d. 
Aricha, 5/7, 6/2, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Conde de Jaruco d. Zayas, 6/4, 6/2, 3/6, 
4/6, 6/4; de Zaldo d. Macia, 6/4, 6/0, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Conde de Jaruco d. de 
Zaldo. 6/3, 4/6, 6/2. 6/3. j^^N'S DOUBLES. 

Zayas and Villalba d. Giroud and Gay, 6/2, 6/2; P. Franca and Contreras d. A. Franca 
and Juarrero, 6/3, 6/3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Conde de Jaruco and Martinez d. 
Zayas and Villalba. 6/2, 6/1, 2/6, 6/4; de Zaldo and Balslnde d. P. Franca and Con- 
treras, by default. FINAL ROUND — Conde de Jaruco and Martinez d. de Zaldo and 
Balslnde, 2/6, 6/2, 6/4, 6/4. WOMEN'S SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Senorita Garrigo d. Senorita M. Parraga, 6/4, 6/3. SECOND 
ROUND — Senorita Lands d. Senorita A. Parraga, 6/2, 6/3; Senorita M. Ferran d. 
Senorita Garrigo, 6/0, 6/3; Senorita Diago d. Senorita Heydrich, 6/4, 6/2. SEMI- 
FINAL ROUND — Senorita M. Ferran d. Senorita Lancis, 6/3, 6/1; Senorita Diago d. 
Senorita Martinez, 7/5, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Senorita M. Ferran d. Senorita Diago, 

^^^' ^/^- WOMEN'S DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND — Senorita Ferran and Senorita Suarez d. Senorita Parraga and 
Senorita Lobo, 6/3, 6/1; Senorita M. Parraga and Senorita Lancis d. Senorita A. Batista 
and Senorita Heydrich, 6/2, 6/2; Senorita Correa and Senorita Gay d. Senorita Mar- 
tinez and Senorita C. Batista, 6/3, 7/5; Senorita Ferran and Senorita Diago d. Senorita 
L. C. Parraga and Senorita Rodriguez, 5/7. 6/0. 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Senorita 
Ferran and Senorita Suarez d. Senorita M. Parraga and Senorita Lancis, 7/5, 7/5: 
Senorita Correa and Senorita Gay d. Senorita Ferran and Senorita Diago, 6/2, 6/3. 
FINAL ROUND — Senorita M. Ferran and Senorita Suarez d. Senorita Correa and 
Senorita Gay, 7/9. 6/3, 6/3. MIXED DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Senorita Ferran and Valverde d. Senorita Diago and Zayas, 4/6, 6/3, 
8/6; Senorita M. Parraga and Martinez d. Senorita Gay and Dihigo, 6/3, 6/2. FINAL 
ROUND — Senorita M. Ferran and Valverde d. Senorita M, Parraga and Martinez, 
6/3, 6/2. 




MULTNOMAH AMATEUR ATHLETIC CLUB, PORTLAND, ORE. 

Where the Oregon State Championships of 1915 were held. 

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SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 201 

Lawn Tennis in the Philippine Islands 

By E. S. Gee, Manila, P. I. 

Lawn tennis and other sports in Manila have been unaffected by the war 
and everything is about as usual. The interest in tennis is wonderful, and the 
Filipinos are making rapid strides. In the tournament recently held at Manila 
by the University of Philippines there were one hundred and live entries. 

The Filipinos were defeated in the tournament for the championship of the 
Orient at Shanghai. Suarez and Fargas were defeated by the Japanese team, 
Kumagae and Kashio, in the finals of the doubles, 6/4, 6/3, 4/6, 10/8. Fargas 
defeated Kashio in the semi-finals in singles, but. in turn, was defeated in the 
final round by Kumagae, 4/6, 6/4, 7/5, 6/3. These Japanese players are play- 
ing wonderfully well and have imitated Johnston and Fottrell, playing a slash- 
ing offensive net game, while in 1914 they could only play from the base line 
with any great degree of accuracy. Americans will remember that Kumagae 
almost defeated Fottrell, when the Californian visited Manila in 1914, getting 
two out of five sets. I would like to see them play now. I honestly believe 
Kumagae could make the first ten in America. 

Another tournament, like the successful one held under the auspices of the 
Manila Tennis Club in 1914, is talked of for 1916. It is to be hoped that this 
club, always the leader in events of this kind, will take the initiative and make 
arrangements to bring some of the world's best players again to Manila. 

Mr. Mikami of Mitsui Bussan Kaisha has stated that undoubtedly Kumagae 
and his colleagues will be glad to take the trip ; several players from Honolulu 
have indicated their intention to visit Manila, and if they are of the same 
standard as the base ball team recently here they will certainly be well worthy 
of consideration. 





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TENNIS IS A "MAJOR gpORT" IN THE PHILIPPINES. 




1, Elliott Binzen, National Indoor Junior Champion: 2, W. Irviiiir PliM, Avith 
C. S. Garland. Metropolitan Junior Dou))1ps Champions: 3, Herbert W. Forstor, run- 
nor-up, with George P. Throekniorton, in Metropolitan Junior Doubles Championships; 
4, Gerald Donaldson, the well-known fourteen-year-old Brooklyn player, 

PROMINENT JUNIOR PLAYERS. 



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Junior Championships 



National Indoor Junior Championships 

Elliott Binzen of Fordham University won the singles, and James Weber of 
Chicago, captain of Phillips Andover Academy team, with R. C. Rand of 
Harvard I'niversity took the doubles in the first national junior indoor 
championship tournament, held in the Seventh Regiment Armory, New York 
City, from December 27 to 81. 

Sixty youngsters started in the competition, and under the able guidance 
of King Smith, the referee, the playing proceeded without a flaw, and the 
tennis shown was commen<lable. 

Binzen defeated Weber in the final roimd of singles by superior all around 
play and better headwork. He outguessed the Chicago boy frequently and 
adhered to a plan of campaign which was far too much for Welier. Binzen 
was unusually steady for a youngster and Weber was just the reverse. The 
Fordham student did not have the power behind his strokes that Weber did, 
but he made them count for more by his accuracy. Weber got plenty of speed 
into both his backhand and forehand drives, but it was this very speed which 
proved his downfall, for often it made the ball carry out of bounds. 

The final round of the doubles was an exhibition of individual prowess, 
for neither of the combinations showed much team work. Weber and Rand 
were opposed to Taylor and Binzen, and the victory of the former pair was 
mainly due to Weber's brilliant play. Taylor was off his game, and Binzen 
tried "to bear the brunt of the battle, but found It too much for him. The 
summaries : 

BOYS' SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— L. S. Champion d. W. Irving Pitt, 10/8, 8/6; TV. I. Zabriskie d. 
Francis De Revere, 7/5, 6/0; Frederick Barrett d. Ivin Katz, by default; E. Dowling 
d. Edward D. Ciiniming, 5/7, 8/6, 9/7; Merritt Cutler d. C. F. Sargent, 6/4, 6/1: Alfred 
R. Oliver d. Harry Smith, bv default: Carl Donner d. Matthew Taylor, by default; F. M. 
Loughman d. Irving W. Raymond, 6/3, 13/11: .Tames Weber d. W. N. Warner, 6/1, 6/2; 
A. N. Hurd d. Bridgewater Arnold, 6/2, 6/3: Edmoud Hendrickson d. R. M. Sedg- 
wick, 6/2, 6/0; E. L. Hopkins d. J. Hampden Rolib, 6/3, 6/3; Frederick A. Kuser d. 
R. C. Norton, by default: J. J. McLaughlin d. William H. Barnes, 6/2, 3/6, 6/4: H. A. 
Winsten d. Harold Starkman, by default; J. F. Corbey d. Edward C. Woodruff, by 
default; Dudley Mayer d. W. A. Scott, by default: Herbert W. Haldenstein d. Cecil 
Donaldson, 6/0, 6/0: Herbert W. Forster d. Sheppard Alexander, 6/2, 6/2; H. P. Guiler 
d. John C. Saeger, Jr., 6/3, 1/6, 6/3; Gerald Donaldson d. Paul Monroe, 6/2, 6/0; Alex- 
ander W. Lander d. Nicholas Canaday, by default; Goddard Saunders d. Alfred 
Benziger, bv default; Charles C. Lee d. Jesse G. Coward, by default; Harold Taylor 
d. Jabish Holmes, Jr., 6/1, 6/2: Elliott Binzen d. Sheffield Cowles, by default; Lee 
Newman d. T. R. Kiernan, 5/7, 7/5, 6/4: G. A. Zabriskie d. R. C. Rand, 6/4, 6/4. 
SECOND ROUND— Keresev d. Webster, 6/0. 6/2; W. J. Zabriskie d. Champion, 15/13, 
5/7, 7/5; Dowling d. Barrett, 6/1, 7/5: Cutler d. Oliver, 3/6, 6/1. 6/1; Loughman d. 
Donner, by default: Weber d. Hurd. 6/0. 6/0: Honkins d. Hendrickson, 4/6, 6/3. 6/1; 
Kuser d. McLaughlin. 6/2, 6/3: Corbey d. Winsten, 6/0, 6/3: Haldenstein d. Meyer, 
6/3, 6/0; Guiler d. Forster, 7/9, 6/3, 6/0: Donaldson d. Lauder, 6/0. 6/0; Lee d. Saunders, 
''//5, 4/6, 6/4: G. A. Zabriskie d. Newman. 7/9, 6/1, 6/4; Banks d. Griffith, 6/3, 6/0; 
Binzen d. Taylor. 6/2, 6/1. THIRD ROUND— Cutler d. Dowling, 6/3. 3/6. 7/5; W. I. 
Zabriskie d. Keresev. 6/8, 6/3, 6/3: Weber d. Loughman, 11/9, 8/6; Hopkins d. Kuser, 
8/6, 3/6. 6/3: Haldenstein d. Corbey, 6/2, 6/1: H. P. Guiler d. Donaldson, 6/2. 6/0; 
Binzen d. Lee, 6/1, 6/1: Banks d. G. A. Zabriskie, 6/4, 6/0. FOURTH ROUND— Guiler 
d. Haldenstein, 6/2. 6/2; Cutler d. Zabriskie, 5/7, 6/3, 7/5: Weber d. Hopkins, 6/2, 3/6, 
7/5: Binzen d. Banks, 6/0, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Weber d. Cutler, 6/2, 6/4; 
Binzen d. Guiler. 6/3. 6/1. FINAL ROUND— Elliott Binzen (Fordham University) d. 
James Weber (Phillips Andover Academy), 6/3, 7/5, 3/6, 6/2. 

BOYS' DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Gerald Donaldson and Cecil Donaldson d. Scott and Donner, 3/6, 6/1, 
6/1: F. Cumming and Bailey d. W. Gumming and Poor. 6/0, 6/0; Guiler and Banks d. 
Sheldon and partner, by default; Lee and Carnegie d. Hurd and J. C. Seager, Jr.. b.v 
default; Taylor and Binzen d. Robb and Sedgewick. by default: Newman and J. 
Holmes, Jr., d. Edwardes and Haasnott, by default; Griffith and Alexander d. Warner 




1, Wellington E, Weidler, winner Singles, and, 2, Wilmer I. Rehr, Jr., runner-up. 
Lawn Tennis Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania Tournament, 191o: 3, James 
Weber, Captain Phillips Andover tennis team; 4. Lyle Levenoh, Brooklyn, winner 
Junior Championship Iron Mountain Lawn Tennis Club, _ Jackson, N. H. ; 5, Iron Moun- 
tain Lawn Tennis Club; 6, Brooklyn Tennis Association Team— 1, G. Knott; 2, U. Uxiey; 
3. C. S. Schuckles; 4, A. Lawson; 5. B. Barron; 6, C. Adams; 7, H. Meyer, iMgr. ; ^ 
C. Montrose, Pres.; 9, E. Adams, Vice-Pres.; 10, L, Walradth; 11, W. Nash, Treas.; U, 
A. Weitpkarao. Sec. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 205 

and Floyd, 6/1, 6/0; Sargent and Hopkins d. W. J. Zabriskie and Champion, 6/2, 6/4. 
SECOND ROUND— G. A. Zabriskie and W. Raymond d. Keresey and McLaughlin, 6/3, 
6/2; Weber and Rand d. Loughman and Winsteu, 6/2, 6/2; G. Donaldson and C. Donald- 
eon d. E. Gumming and Bailey, 3/6, 6/1, 12/10; Guiler and Banks d. Lee and Carnegie, 
by default; Taylor and Binzen d. Newman and J. Holmes, Jr., 6/8, 6/3, 6/2; Griffith 
and Alexander d. Sargent and Hopkins, 7/5, 4/6, 6/3; Webster and Haldensteln d. 
Smith and Norton, bv default; Fahlgren and McKinney d. Dowling and Barrett, by 
default. THIRD ROUND— Weber and Rand d, G. A. Zabriskie and Raymond, 5/7, 6/2, 
6/4; Guiler and Banks d. G. Donaldson and C. Donaldson, 6/2, 6/3; Taylor and Binzen 
d. Griffith and Alexander, 6/2, 6/2; Webster and Haldenstein d. Fahlgren and McKin- 
ney, 6/2, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Weber and Rand d, Guiler and Banks, 9/11, 6/4, 
7/5; Taylor and Binzen d. Webster and Haldenstein, 6/0, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Jamei 
Weber (Phillips Andover Academy) and R. C. Rand (Harvard) d. H. Taylor (West 
Side Tennia Club) and Elliott Binzen (Fordham University), 6/3, 6/2, 6/3. 



Metropolitan Junior Championships 

By F. B. Alexander. 

The second annual tournament for the junior metropolitan title of 1915 In 
singles and doubles, for boys under eighteen years old, was started on the 
courts of the West Side Tennis Club. Forest Hills, Long Island. Monday. Sep- 
tember 13. A record entry list of 107 in singles and thirty-six pairs in doubles 
goes far to show the hold tennis has gained among the younger players. An 
added incentive to the title was the beautiful bowl presented by Goddard Weld 
Saunders, on which the winner's name is to be engraved each season. The 
ages of the boys taking part ranged from young Salambier. nine years, to W. 
Irving Plitt, seventeen. The standard of play was excellent and the develop- 
ment of the strokes of the boys who had taken part the year before marked. 

Charles S. Garland, the sixteen-year-old Pittsburgher. fairly demonstrated 
his superiority over the other contestants, winning all his matches without the 
loss of a set. L. Maxwell Banks of Brooklyn was his opponent in the final 
round and put up stififer opposition than the score would indicate. 

The doubles was won by Garland and W. Irving Plitt, the Newtown High 
School captain, after a hard five-set match in the finals against Herbert W. 
Forster of Yonkers and George P. Throckmorton, brother of the national inter- 
scholastic champion. The willingness and desire of the young contestants to 
aid in every way possible assured the success of the tournament, and the value 
of this type of tournament is inestimable in the tennis game. The summaries : 

BOYS' SINGLES, 

FIRST ROUND— Herbert W. Forster d. J. Proctor, 7/5, 6/1; Robert Rand d. T. Ray- 
mond, by default; H. T. Dickinson d. H. T. Larson, 6/4, 6/4; F. M. Chapman d. G. 
Stearns, 7/5, 7/5: F. Barrett d. H. P. Davidson, by default; E. Binzen d. C. Goldberg, 
6/3, 6/2; A, Milhomme d. W. Wittemore, 6/3, 6/4; R. Salambier d. E. H. Knox, 6/1, 6/4; 
J. P. Kammerer d. W. G. Gray, 6/3, 6/4; J. A. Myers d. Bromley Bassford, 6/3, 6/3; W. 
Hammerslough d. L. Herzig, 8/6, 6/1; A. Ehrman d. Goddard Saunders, 10/8, 6/2; M. 
Carroll d. M. Webster, by default; J. M. Baker d. W. S. Zabriskie, 6/2, 6/0; H. P. 
Guiler d. A. H. Frey, 6/0, 6/1; J. Mangin d. M. Park, by default: Easton Shaw d. J. 
^Tones, by default; B. Ely d. C. H. Brunie, 6 1, 6/2; I. W. Raymond d. W. Knight, 6/2, 
6/3; E. Dowling d. Thomas R. Coward, by default: J. Stearns d. B. H. Firestone, 8/6, 
6/2; R. J. Van Zant d. William D. Washburn, by default; Jabish Holmes d. D. Kelly, 
6/1, 6/1; T. Woodward d. E. E. Le Cluse, 6/3, 6/4; R. V. Raymond d. W. H. Hasting, 
7/5, 6/3; B. Thomas d. J. F. Cambier, by default; H. L. Dudley d. J. N. Hopkins, 6/2, 
6/2; C. Hollender d. H. D. Vail, 12/10, 6/3; E. L. Hopkins d. T. Mortimer, 6 0, 6/1; E. 
Benjamin d. Benjamin M. Letson, 6/3, 6/0; R. S. Goldman d. H. S. Medley, 6/1, 6/1; J. 
W. Wolflf d. R. E. Merrifleld, 6/4, 6/3; Matthew A. Taylor d. G. W. Parmelee, by de- 
fault; A. Raymond d. W. R. Drayton, by default; A. Delmont d. R. Bayer, 6/3. 6/2; G. 
A. Frost d. D. Salambier, 6/0, 6 3; H. Haldenstein d. R. Shaw, 8/6, 4/6, 6/2; F. L. 
Loughman d. Alfred Gallagher, 4/6, 6/1, 7/5; W. H. Barnes d. S. Kempener, 3/6, 6/1, 
6/3; G. P. Throckmorton d. D. Durham, 6/0, 6/1; Lester Sussman d. W. D. Clark, 6/4, 
5/7, 6/4; L. M. Banks d. J. H. Schiff, 6/0, 6/1; W. I. Plitt d. H. Brockman, 3/6, 6/3, 6/2. 
SECOND ROUND— Jonas d. Black, by default; Cutler d. Stone, 6/0, 6/3; Dunscombe d. 
Smith, by default; Cohen d. Emerson. 6/3, 6/4; Zabriskie d. de Raveare, 6/0, 6/3; Gar- 
land d. Forster, 6/1, 6/2; Rand d. Dickinson, 6/2, 6/1: Barrett d. Chapman, 6/3, 6/4; 
Binzen d. Milhomme, 6/3, 6/1; Kammerer d. Salambier, 6/0, 6/0; Hammerslough d. 




1, John Virden, University School, Cleveland, Ohio. 2, Charles A. Carran, Champion 
Ohio State University and winner of Singles in Western Conference and Ohio Con- 
ference. 3, View of the Cleveland News Junior City Championship Tournament on 
Lakewood Courts, 1915, which attracted an entry list of 164 players; the National 
Clay Court championships of 1916 wil be held on the Lakewood courts. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 207 

Myers, 5/7, 6/0, 6/2; Ehrman d, Carroll, 6/2, 9/7; Guiler d. Baker, 6/1, 6/1; Mangln d. 
Shaw, by default; Raymond d. Ely, 6/3, 0/6, 6/3; Dowling d. Stearns, 9/7, 6/3; Holmea 
d. Van Zant, 6/2, 6/1; Thomas d. Dudley, 6/4, 6/3; Hopkins d. Hollender, 6/1, 7/5; Ben- 
jamin d. Goldman, 6/4, 4/6, 6/4; Taylor d. Wolff, 6/3, 6/3; Delmont d. Raymond, by 
default; Haldenstein d. Frost, 7/5, 6/2; Loughman d. Barnes, 6/3, 7/5; G. P. Throck- 
morton d. Sussman, 6/1, 6/4; Banks d, Plitt, 6/1, 6/1; Donaldson d. Preston, 6/1, 6/2; 
Healy d. Cummings, 6/1, 6/1; Donaldson d. D. H. Sulzberger, by default; Benedict d. 
Rafaell, by default; A. R. Oliver d. Randall, 7/5, 8/6. THIRD ROUND— Garland d. 
Zabriskie, 6/1, 6/4; Benedict d. Oliver, 6/2, 6/3; Cutler d. Jonas, 3/6, 6/2; Cohen d. Duns- 
combe, 6/2, 6/3; Rand d. Barrett, 6/0, 6/4; Hammerslough d. Ehrman, 7/5, 6/1; Guiler d. 
Mangin, 5/7, 6/1, 6/3; Dowling d. Raymond, 6/2, 3/6, 6/4; Woodford d. Holmes, 6/3, 6/8, 
6/1; Hopkins d. Thomas, 6/1, 6/0; Benjamin d. Taylor, 6/2, 3/6, 6/0; Haldenstein d. Del- 
mont, 6/3, 4/6, 7/5; G. P. Throckmorton d. Loughman, 6/1, 6/1; Banks d. Donaldson, 6/2, 
6/1; Healy d. Donaldson, 6/0, 7/5; Binzen d. Kammerer, 7/5, 6/2. FOURTH ROUND— 
Cohen d. Cutler, 1/6, 6/3, 6/2; Garland d. Rand, 6/1, 6/3; Binzin d. Hammerslough, 6/2, 
6/2; Guiler d. Dowling, 6/3, 2/6, 6/4; Hopkins d. Woodford, 6/1, 7/5; Benjamin d. Hal- 
denstein, 6/1, 6/3; Banks d. G.P. Throckmorton, 6/4, 6/1; Healy d. Benedict, 2/6, 7/5, 7/5. 
FIFTH ROUND— Garland d. Cohen, 6/1, 6/2; Guiler d. Binzen, 6/2, 6/4; Benjamin d. 
Hopkins, 6/2, 6/3; Banks d. Healy, 6/4, 7/5. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Garland d. Guiler, 
6/0, 6/2; Banks d. Benjamin, 6/3, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Garland d. Banks, 6/2, 6/1, 6/2. 

BOYS' DOUBLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Ehrman and Chapman d. Loughman and Healy, 6/2, 2/6, 6/2; Lecluse 
and R. Salambier d. J. M. Hopkins and M. Salambier, 6/1, 6/2; E. L. Hopkins and Clark 
d. Preston and Bassford, 3/6, 6/1, 6/2; E. Benjamin and Hammerslough d. Kemper and 
Sulzberger. 6/0, 6/3. SECOND ROUND— Lamson and Gentner d. Barrett and Dowling, 
6/2, 6/4; Myers and Drayton d. Van Zant and Carroll, 6/3, 7/5; Goldman and Wolff d. 
Zabriskie and Champion, 6/1, 6/4; I. Raymond and G. Zabriskie d. Hastings and Weeks, 
6/1, 6/3; Benedict and Randall d. Knight and Merrifield, 6/1, 6/4; Dickinson and Black 
d. Baker and Baker, 6/0, 6/2; Saunders and Holmes d. Gallagher* and Proctor, 6/4, 6/4; 
0. Donaldson and Mortimer d. Dudley and W'atson, 6/0, 6/2; Throckmorton and Forster 
d. Haldenstein and Webster, 6/2, 6/2; Hollender and Cohen d. Vail and Ayre, 6/2, 6/0; 
Garland and Plitt d. Emerson and Stone, 6/2, 6/2; Banks and Guiler d. Bailey and Grif- 
fith, 6/1, 6/3; Benjamin and Hammerslough d. Hopkins and Clark, 6/1, 6/4. THIRD 
ROUND— Garland and Plitt d. Larson and Gentner, 6/2, 6/0; Woodford and Shaw d. 
Myers and Drayton, 6/4, 4/6, 6/3; Binzin and Taylor d. Goldman and Wolff, 6/3, 7/5; 
Ehrman and Chapman d. I. Raymond and G. Zabriskie, 8/6, 7/5; Benjamin and Ham- 
merslough d. Benedict and Randall, 0/6, 6/2, 8/6; Saunders and Holmes d. Dickinson 
and Black, 4/6, 6/2, 6/4; Throckmorton and Forster d. C. Donaldson and Mortimer, 11/9, 
6/1; Banks and Guiler d. Hollender and Cohen, 4/6, 6/1, 6/3. FOURTH ROUND— Gar- 
land ano Plitt d. Woodford and Shaw, 6/4, 6/2; Binzin and Taylor d. Ehrman and Chap- 
man, 6/3, 6/2; Benjamin and Hammerslough d. Saunders and Holmes, 6/4, 6/3; Thrcipk- 
morton and Forster d. Banks and Guiler, 6/2, 1/6, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Forster 
and Throckmorton d. Benjamin and Hammerslough, 6/2. 6/1; Garland and Plitt d. Bin- 
zin and Taylor, 5/7, 6/4, 6/3. FINAL ROUND— Garland and Plitt d. Forster and Throck- 
morton, 1/6, 7/5, 6/3, 5/7, 6/2. 

Cleveland Junior Tournament 

The Lakewood Tennis Club Junior tournament, held under the auspices of 
the Cleveland Neics, on the fourteen dry courts of the Lakewood Tennis Club, 
Cleveland. Ohio, was claimed to be the largest sanctioned tournament in the 
United States in 1915. One hundred and sixty-four players entered the cham- 
pionship singles and sixty-seven teams in the doubles. The tournament was 
••oflacially sanctioned by the United States National Lawn Tennis Association. 

While classed as a junior event, the majority of the combatants were pre- 
paratory school players. The winner of the singles. .John Virden, was a mem- 
ber of the University School 'varsity team. In the final round he defeated 
Charles A. Carran of the Ohio State University, the Western Conference cham- 
pion. The doubles was won by Charles Carran and Harron Andrews, who 
represented the Lakewood Tennis Club. The champions and runners-up in 
each event received silver cups from the News. 

This tournament is said to be the largest annual tennis event in Ohio. The 
1915 competition not only attracted Cleveland racquet wielders. but drew 
heavily from nearby towns as well. The matches were witnessed by the 
largest crowds, so it is claimed, that ever attended Sixth City net contests. 

The tennis shown was a surprise to the talent. The boys put up wonderful 



208 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

exhibitions, especially in tlie late rounds. The champion aequircd the right to 
compete in tlie national int«'rscholastic tournament at Forest Hills. N. Y., In 
August. Many of the junior players entered the c'lcvelaud city and Ohio State 
tournaments, held on the courts of the Kast End Tennis (.Muh. Virden. junior 
champion, was a liiialist in the State tournament ; he also reached the last 
round in the city tournament. 

The junior tournament began June 26 and ended July 14, being run off in 
remaricably fast time, despite the lieavy ruin during that period. The sum- 
maries : 

HOYS' SINGLKS. 
FIRST ROUND— H. Kahn d. R. Harney. 6/0. G/4; G. Delloff d. W. Gumble. 6/1. 6/1; 
E. HarpHter d. D. May, 4/6, 6/2, 6/3; D. IMfwa d. J. Carls, 6/2, 5/7, 8/6; A. Hurgess d. 
K. Dlotrich, 1/6, 6/2, 6/3; 1). Itoyce d. A. Huss, 6/2, 6/7. 6/4; H. U. Smith d. J. Clough, 
by default : 11. ItichardHoii d. 1). Hurdett, by default; 11. Stringer d. O. Goorge, by 
default; J. Haker d. S. Newkirk, 6/4, 6/0; K. ("orday d. K. Denuison, 6/1, 6/1; ('. Hurna 
d. I). Hradley, 6/0, 6/0; L. Weild <1. K. Weingard, G/1, 6/2; K. Latzke (L N. Henning- 
hoff, 6/1, 6/3; L. Klliot d. U. Kittle, 6/3, 3/6. 6/2; K. t'ottn d. 10. Kadtke, 6/4, 7/5; 0. 
Fesaler d. A. 11. I'arr, 6/0, lt/7; A. Van Diizer d. V. K. LulT, by default; i\ Sohellen- 
trager d. W. Fulton, by default; J. McNaniara d. K. Atkinson, 3 tl, 6/2, 62; 1). Lan- 
gell d. !►. lloyt, 6/2, S/6; H. Wright d. (J. Walters, 6/1, 7/5; S. Mann d. F. Sniit, 6/2, 
6,4; M. Ward d. H. Mellen, by default; H. Andrews il. J. Towne, bv default; L. HeBB 
d. O. Deacon, 64, 6/1; W. Wiebenson d. C. Lovett, 6/3, 6/2; E. Frank d. 1*. Craig. 6/2, 
20/18; S. IJohnier d. U. Itlttcliofsky, 6/8, 6/1, 6/0; W. Mayer d. A. Rubs, 6/4, 6/2; J. 
Monson d. L. Seidenfeld, 6/2, 6 3; C. IngerBoU d. 11. Green, 6/4, 7/5; A. Ueinthal d. P. 
Downle, 6/2, 6/2; C. Carran d. A. lU'ckerle, 6/1, 6/1; T. Soninieru d. S. Glover, 6/2, 6/0; 
J. Clarke d. P. Sanipliner, 7/5, 6/3. SECOND ROUNI>— J. llolloway d. V. Livingston,. 
6/2, 6/0; M. J. Jones d. L. Lymon, by default; K. Oster «1. C. Maedje, 6/3, 6/8, 6/0; R. 
Miller d. L. Kline, by default; A. Lowenstein d. (J. Callahan, 10/8, 7/5; J. Rohrhelmer 
d. 11. Ileinbuch. 6/1. 6/1; W. Warren d. 11. Ilartell, 6/1, 6/0; 1). Wood d. 11. HoluieB, 
by default; F. NtalTord d. G. Skeel, 6/0. 6 1; C. Ingersoll d. II. Peniiison, by default; 
V. Harry d. R. Quiidan. 6/3. 6,8. 8/6; Hyrani d. Lesser. 6/2. 7/5; M. Mooney d. W. Ilan- 
■en, 6/2. 6/3; J. Vlnlen d. II. Kelsey. 6 0, 6/1; H. Flleson d. II. Long, 8/6, 3/6, 6/1; J. 
Dellinger d. W. Kllhvay, 4/6, 6/4, 6/1; N. Carran d. J. Allabau^h, 6/2, 6/2; L. France d. 
E. Mlddlekauff, 6/1, 6/3; U. Clough d. P. Savage, 6/3, 8/6; G. Dovle d. R. Raldwln, 3/6, 
6/3, 6/1; W. White d. P. Meade, 6/2, 6/1; R. Goldberg d. F. Mulligan, 6 1, 4/6, 6/4; B. 
Illgglns d. II. Vail, by default; Delloflf d. Kahn, 7/5, 6/1; Ilarpster d. Plewes, 60, 6/0; 
Hurgess d. Royee, 6/4, 4/t;, 6/1; Richardson d. Smith, by default; Raker d. Stringer, 
by default; Corday «1. Rums, 2/6, ti/O, 6/1; Weil d. Latzke, 4/6, 6/2, 6/4; Elliot d. Potts, 
by default; Van Duzer tl. Fessler, 6/3, 6/1; McNaniara d. Schellentrager, by ilefault; 
Langell d. Wri;,'ht. by default; Mann d. Ward, 7/5, 6/1; Amlrews d. lless, 6/0, 6/4; 
Wiebenson d. Frank, 6/4. 6/3; P.ohniar d. Mayer, 6/1, 6/2; Ingersoll d. Monson. 6/3, 6/3; 
Carran d. Reinthal, by default; Soniniers d. Clarke, )>y default; gulnlan <1. Friedman, 
by default; Latchford *1. Lediger, 6/0, 6/1; Walker d. R<'lle), 6/1, 6 3; Jackson d. Paine, 
6/3, 6 4; (J. Sonimers <I. R. II. -ss, 6/0, 6/0; Sanborn d. 11. Smith, 6/0, 5/7, 6/3; Fwblheim^ 
d. Ganger, 6/2, 6/1; Green d. Struggles, by default; Shapero <1. Cramer, bv default; 
Minor d. Ilorwitz, 6/3, 6/2; Rutler d. Von St«dn, 6/3. 6/3; Slieahan d. Chilcott. 6/0. 6/4; 
Cross d. Klopp. 6/2. 0/6, 6/3; W. lUttehofskv d. Kilfovle. 6,3. 4 6, 6 1; Howard d, 
Duffy, by defaidt; Hunt d. Parsons, by default; Sciiwegler d. Williams. 7/5. 6/4; 
McClure d. D. Hess. 6/1. 6/1; E. Willard d. Str.inpel. by default; Edwards d. McCas- 
koy. by default; Montgomery d. lleydler. by default; Rees d. Reisman, 7/5, 7/5; Slabey 
d. Ward Rlttchofsky, 2/'6 6/0, 6/4. THIRD R(>CN1>— Ibdloway d. Jones. 6/2. 6/3; Oster 
d. Miller. 6 1. 6/1; Rolirhelmer d. Lowenstein, 3,6, 6/3. 6/4; Wood d. Warren, 6/2. 4/8. 
6/3; Ingers(dl d. StalTord, 6/3. 8/6; I'.yram d. Harry. 6/3. 6/1; \ irden d. Moonev. 6/2, 
6/1; Dellinger d. Ellisen, 6/3, 6/4; France d. Carran, 6/1, 8/6; Clougii d. Dvlde, 4/6. 7/5, 
6/3; White d. (Soldberg. 6,0. 6/1; lliggins d. DellotY. bv default; Hurgess d. Ilarpster. 
6/1, 6/0; Ttlchardson d. Haker, 6/4, 6/1; Corday d. Weil, 6/4, 6/3; Van Duzer d. Elliot. 
6/1. 6/3; M.Namara d. Langell. 6/2, 2/6, 6 1; Amlrews d. Mann, 0,'6, 6 2, 6 3; Hohuier d^ 
Wiebenson, 6/4, 6/4; Carran d. Ingersoll, 6/1, 6/3; Sommers d. guinlan. 6/2. 6/3; Walker 
d. Latchford, 6/4, 3/6. 7,.'.; G. Sommers d. Jackson, 6/3, 6/3; Fuldiieim d. Sanborn, 6/4, 
6/1; Greene d. ShapiTo, 6/3, 7/5; Minor d. Hutler, 6/1, 6/1; Sheahan d. Gross, 4 6. 6/4,' 
6/2; Howard d. Hit tehofsky, 6/3, 7/5; Hunt d. Sciiwegler, 6/4, 6/4; McCluro d. Willard,' 
6/0, 6/1; Edwards d. Montgomery, 6/2, 6/1; Slabey d. Rees, bv default. FOURTH 
ROUND— Oster d. llolloway, 6/3, 6/2; Rohrhelmer d. Woo<|. 14"/12. 6/2; Ingersoll d. 
Hyram, 6/3. 6/0; Virden <1. Dekllnger. 6 3, 6/2; France d. Cbxigh. 3/6, 6/2, 7 5: W'hlt» 
d. Higglnu, 6/1, 6/1; Richardson d. Hurgess, 5/7, 6/1, 6/2; Van Duzer d. Corday, 6/1, 6/4; 
Andrews d. MeNamara, 6/3. 6/4; Carran d. Hohnier. 6,0. 6/3; Sommers d. Walker, 6/4i 
6/2; Fuldliehn d. G. Sommers, 7/5, 6/4; Minor d. (;reene, 7/5, 6/1; Harvard d. Sheahanj 
9/7, 7/5; McClure d. Hunt, 6/3, 6/1; Slabey d, Edwards, 7/5, 2/6, 6/4. FIFTH ROUND— 



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Oster d. Rohrheimer, by default; Virden d. Ingersoll, 5/7, 6/1, 7/5; White d. France, 
6/2 6/3; Van Duzer d. Kicliardson, by default; Carran d. Andrews, 6/2, 6/2; Sommers 
d. Fuldheim, 7/5, 6/4; Minor d. Howard, 6/3, 6/3; MoClure d. Slabey, 6/2, 6/1. SIXTH 
ROUND— Virden d. Oster, 7/5, 6/4; Van Duzer d. White, 3/6, 7/5, 6/2; Carran d. Som- 
mers, 9/7, 6/2; Minor d. McClure, by default. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Virden d. Van 
Duzer, 6/4, 7/5, 8/6; Carran d. Minor, 7/5, 6/0, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Virden d. Carran, 
4/6, 6/2, 6/1, 6/4. 

BOYS' DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Blanchard and Craiff d. McCall and DeVille, by default; Walker 
and D. Hess d. Seidenfeld and Gross, 6/3, 6/1; C. Carran and Andrews d. Slabey and 
Chilcott, 6/0, 6/4. SECOND ROUND— Harpster and Gamble d. Allabaugh and Bradley, 
6/2, 6/3; Lesser and Livingston d. Reisman and partner, by default; IngersoU and 
IngersoU d. Stremple and Montgomery, 6/4, 6/2; Miller and Callahan d. Stafford and 
partner, by default; Beckerle and Mooney d. Barry and Savage, 6/2, 6/0; Burgess and 
EUesen d. Bartel and Nitschke, 6/4, 4/6, 6/2; Kilfoyle and Walters d. Potts and 
McClure, by default; N. Carran and Long d. Burdett and Struggles, by default; Del- 
linger and Lowenstein d. Deacon and Ward, 6/1, 6/1; Weingard and Meade d. J. Clark 
and Elliot, 7/5, 6/2; Latchford and Burns d. Hoyt and Barney, 6/1, 6/4; Horwitz and 
Kline d. Kahn and Sampliner, 5/7, 6/3, 6/3; Virden and Minor d. Edwards and Klopp, 
6/4, 6/1; Corday and Butler d. Denison and Kittle, by default; McNamara and Weil d. 
Benninghoff and Radtke, 6/8, 6/1, 6/1; Walker and Hess d. Craig and Blanchard, 6/0, 
6/4; O. Carran and Andrews d. D. White and Fuldheim, 6/0, 6/3; W. Bittchofsky and 
G. Sommers d. R. Denison and Luff, by default; Higgins and Smit d. Gaffney and 
Daly, 7/5, 6/0; Richardson and Hunt d. Mann and Shapero, 6/3, 7/5; Lovett and Hol- 
lowav d. H. Smith and Sanborn, 6/3, 6/3; Buss and Frank d. Atkinson and Downle, 
'6/4, 6/0; Latzke and Sheahan d. Warren and Duffy, 9/11, 6/3, 6/1; Mayer and Rohr- 
heimer d. Fessler and Schellentrager, 6/4, 3/6, 7/5; DeHoff and Rees d. K. Greene and 
R. Bittchofsky, 6/4, 7/5; I'arr and Jones d. Russ and Ganger, 8/10, 6/3, 6/3; Clough and 
Clough d. Cramer and Heydler, by default; Glover and Williams d. B. R. Smith and 
JR. Hess, by default; Bohmer and Howard d. I'.ellet and Grossman, 6/1, 6/2; Baker and 
Reinthal d. McCaskey and W. Bittchofsky, by default; Vail and Oster d. Middlekauf 
and Dyble, 6/1, 6/2; Langell and Monson d. Jackson and Von Stein, 6/1, 6/1. THIRD 
ROUND — Lesser and Livingston d. Harpster and Gable, by default; IngersoU and 
IngersoU d. Miller and Callahan, 6/1, 6/2; Beckerle and Mooney d. Burgess and Ellesen, 
6/2, 6/3; Kilfoyle and Walters d. N. Carran and Long, 6/4, 6/4; Dellinger and Lowen- 
stein d. Weingard and Meade, 7/5, 6/3; Horwitz and Kline d. Latchford and Burns, 6/1, 
6/1; Virden and Minor d. Corday and Butler, G/2, 7/5; Walker and Hess d. McNamara 
and Weil, 7/9, 7/5, 6/3; Carran and Andrews d. G. Sommers and W. Bittchofsky, 6/1, 
6/2; Higgins and Smit d. Ricliardson and Hunt, by default; Buss and Frank d. Lovett 
and HoUoway, 6/3, 6/2; Mayer and Morris d. Latzke and Sheahan, 1/6, 6/1, 6/4; DeHoff 
and Rees d. Parr and Jones, 6/0, 3/6, 6/0; Clough and Clough d. Glover and Williams, 
by default; Bolmier and Howard d. Baker and Reinthal, by default; Oster and Van 
Duzer d. Langell and Monson, 6/0, 6/2. FOURTH ROUND— IngersoU and IngersoU d. 
Lesser and Livingston, 6/4, 6/0; Beckerle and Mooney d. Kilfoyle and Walters, 6/1, 6/2; 
Dillinger and Lowenstein d. Horwitz and Kline, 6/2, 6/2; Virden and Minor d. Walker 
and Hess, 6/0, 6/2; Carran and Andrews d. Higgins and Smit, 6/1, 6/0; Buss and Frank 
d. Mayer and Morris, 6/8, 7/5, 14/12; DeHoff and Rees d. Clough and Clough, by default; 
Oster and Van Duzer d. Bohmer and Howard, 6/1, 6/2. FIFTH ROUND— IngersoU 
and IngersoU d. Beckerle and Mooney, 6/8, 8/6, 6/4; Virden and Minor d. Dellinger and 
Lowenstein, 6/0. 6/3; Carran and Andrews d. Buss and Frank, 6/1, 6/0; Oster and Van 
Duzer d. DeHoff and Rees, by default. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— IngersoU and Ingeraoll 
d. Virden and Minor, by default; Carran and Andrews d. Oster and Van Duzer, 6/4, 
8/6, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Carran and Andrews d. IngersoU and IngersoU, 6/1, 6/2, 6/4. 

Massachusetts Junior State Championships 

Arthur Favreau of Wollaston repeated his victory of 1914 by winning the 
leading honors at the second annual tournament for the junior championship 
of Massachusetts, played on the Chestnut Hill courts of the Longwood Cricket 
Club, beginning September 18. One of Favreau's hardest matches was in the 
semi-finals with Joe Tong of Concord, a young native-born Chinaman, who 
carried the battle to three sots. The score of the match was S/6, 4/6, 6 4. In 
the other semi-final. J. B. Fenno. Jr. defeated Richard Kendall. 6/2. 3/6. 6/1. 

In the final round, playing beautiful strokes. Fenno won the first set and 
forced the second to 7/5. Then Favreau came with a rush, and partly through 
better physical condition and partly because of superior aggressiveness, took 
the last set and match, 2/6, 7/5, 6/3. 



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Lenox Junior Championships 

Kenneth Sheldon of Great Barrington, Mass.. won the singles honors in the 
sixth annual tournament for the championship of Lenox, Mass., held at the 
Lenox Golf Club, July 24. under the auspices of the Lenox Junior Lawn Tennis 
Association. With Malcolm McComb as a partner, Sheldon also captured the 
doubles. The summaries : 

BOYS' SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Kenneth Sheldon d. Sheldon R. Smith, 6/4, 3/6, 7/5. 

GIRLS' SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Helen Rice d. Miss Helen Frothingham, 6/2, 6/3. 

BOYS' DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND — Kenneth Sheldon and Malcolm McComb d. Maclin P. Davis and 
Ellery Sedgwick, 7/5, 6/3. 

MIXED DOUBLES. 

FINAL ROUND — Miss Mary Church and Kenneth Sheldon d. Miss Irene Turnure and 
Wirt D. Walker, 4/6, 6/3, 6/2. 



East Side of White Mountains Junior Championship 

One of the features of the seventh annual open tournament of the Iron 
Mountain Lawn Tennis Club of Jackson. N. H., for the championship of the 
East Side of the White Mountains, August 9, was a junior championship in 
which the youngsters showed much form. The winner turned up in Lyle 
Leverich, who went through the tournament without the loss of a set. The 
summaries : 

JUNIOR SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— N. G. Abbott, Jr. d. L. Bonwit, by default; Lyle Leverich d. G. 
Leland, 6/0, 6/1; P. Abbott d. W. Kimball, by default. SECOND ROUND— E. C. Ingram 
d. W. M. Noble, Jr., by default; Leverich d. N. Abbott, 6/0, 6/0; P. Abbott d. R. 
Forbes, 6/0, 8/6; W. E. Sisson d. G. S. Foss, 8/6, 7/5. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Leverich 
d. Ingram, 6/1, 6/0; P. Abbott d. Sisson, 6/2, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— Leverich d. P. 
Abbott, 6/1, 6/1, 6/1. 



Staten Island Junior Championships 

From a field of fifty-two boys of all sizes entered in the tournament for the 
junior championship of Staten Island, held by the Clifton Tenuis Club of 
Arrochar, Staten Island, N. Y., early in July, Paul Treanor emerged the winner. 

One of the best of the early matches was that between Walter Hanlon of 
the Curtis High School and Willard Botsford. an English interscholastic cham- 
pion. Ilanlon pulled out the final set at 7/5 after a close struggle. Another 
interesting match was between Shamus Kelley. who tips the scales at seventy 
pounds and is about half that number of inches in height, against Fred Vilner, 
a strapping youth. Shamus was defeated. 6/0. 6/1. but he made a good effort. 

George Throckmorton, younger brother to Harold A., won from Herb - , 
Foster, but lost to Treanor in the round before the semi-final, in one of the 
best matches of the tournament. Treanor proved too strong in the third set 
and won. 6/3. 4/6. 8/6. 

In the semi-final round. Treanor defeated Hanlon. whose red hair has earned 
him the title of the "McLoughlin of Staten Island." 4/6. 7/5. 6/1. and Gilder- 
sleeve, from South Orange, won from Zabriskie of New York. This match 
lasted several hours, the last set going to 15/13. Gildersleeve had disposed of 
Augustin Vealy of Far Rockaway that same afternoon and played a total of 
74 games that day. 

In the final round. Treanor was crowned champion of Staten Island by 
defeating Gildersleeve in four sets, 6/2. 2/6, 6/2. 6/4. 

The consolation singles was won by Gerald Donaldson, a son of the president 
of the Borough Park Tennis Club of Brooklyn. 



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Allenhurst (N. J.) Junior Tournament 

The tournament of the Allenhurst Beach Club for juniors, on the courts at 
Allenhurst, N. J., August 4. was a big success and brought out a good exhibi- 
tion of tennis. The players were divided into two classes, A and B, the latter 
for boys under thirteen years old. Theodore Cart won in Class A, defeating 
Edward Gomaer in the final round, and in Class B, William Davis was the vic- 
tor. The summaries : 

BOYS' SINGLES— CLASS A. 

FIRST ROUND— J. C. Lyons d. G. B. McGonigle, 6/4, 6/4; T. K. Drummond d. T. A. 
Johnson, 6/0, 6/1; Edward Merkle d. William Plum. 6/2, 6/2; Theodore Cart d. D. W. 
Dickinson, 6/1, 6/1; Edward Gomaer d. W. K. Porter, by default; Joseph Reid d. Nor- 
man McGuire, 6/0, 6/2. SECOND ROUND— Lyons d. Drummond, 6/1, 11/9; Cart d. Mer- 
kle, 6/3, 7/9, 6/1; Gomaer d. Reid, 6/0, 6/1. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Cart d, Lyons, 6/3, 
3/6, 6/4; Gomaer d. Goodheart, by default. FINAL ROUND— Cart d. Gomaer, 6/2, 6/3. 

CLASS B. 

FIRST ROUND— John Doolan d. Charles Moses, 6/1, 6/0; William Davis d. Allen Hag- 
gerty, 6/0, 6/0; Joseph Ferguson d. Thomas Wharton, by default; Bud Souder d. A. G. 
Scherrer, by default. SECOND ROUND— Davis d. Doolan, 6/0, 6/2; Ferguson d. Sander, 
6/1, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Davis d. Ferguson, 6/1, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— William 
Davis d. Thomas Davis, 6/0, 6/0. 



Westfield (N. J.) Junior Tournament 

Twenty-nine schoolboys, ranging in age from twelve to seventeen years, 
entered the first annual junior tournament for the championship of Westfield, 
N. J., held on the courts of the W^estfield Tennis Club, beginning September 20. 
Many of the players showed much ability, while some displayed such good form 
that they will possibly be heard from in the larger tournaments before many 
years. 

The semi-finals produced close and lively competition. Carrington Stevens 
defeated Francis Middleditch, 6/4, 6/4, and Howard Walsh, thirteen years old, 
won from Harold Grifl3ths, 4/6, 6/2, 8/6. In the final round Stevens defeated 
Walsh, 6/2, 6/4, 6/4. 



Philadelphia and District Indoor Junior 
Championships 

By Paul W. Gibbons, 

The first Philadelphia and District indoor junior championships, held in 
connection with the men's and women's tournament at the First Regiment, 
N. G, P. Armory. Philadelphia, from February 25 to March 6, 1916, attracted 
a field of promising young players. The honors in the singles went to S. D. 
Wilson of the Cynwyd Club, who defeated Howard Shiel of the CarroUian 
Club in the final round. 6/4, 6/4. 6/2. Wilson's victory was quite expected, 
although it was generally agreed that Shiel would carry him to the full 
five sets. 

In the doubles. Nelson Rillington of the Merchantville Field Club and H. 
R. Dornheim came off victors over Samuel Pennock and Richard Mevers of 
Penn Charter, in the final round. 6/1. 6/.*^, 6/4. The winners were much 
steadier than their opponents, and although Pennock and Meyers improved 
as the match progressed, the ultimate victors were never in danger. The 
summaries : 

JUNIOR SINGLES. 

FIRST ROUND— Weiner (Episcopal Academy) d. R. Steeker /Philmont CO, 6/0, 

6/0; Carl H. Fischer (Cynwyd Club) d. S. Valentine (Germantown Academy), 6/4, 

6/1; David Beard (Germantown Academy) d. J. Vanneman (Cynwyd Club), 4/6, 6/4, 

7/5; Searing D. Wilson (Cynwyd Club) d. Rodney Beck (Germantown Academy), 6/4, 



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6/2; Nelson Billington (Merchantville F.C.) d. H. B. Pornheim (Frankford C.C.), 6/1, 
6/8, 6/1; Howard Shiel (Carrollian Club) d. Roy March (Cynwyd Club), 6/3. 7/5; 
Headley Harper (Episcopal Academy) d. Seltzer (Frankford H.S.), by default; 
SECOND KOUND— Fischer d. Weiner, 6/4, 6/0; Wilson d. Beard, 6/1, 4/6, 6/2; 
Shiel d. Billington, 6/4, 6/4; Vischer d. M. Vanneman, 11/9, 2/6, 6/4. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND— Wilson d. Fischer, 7/5, 3/6, 6/2; Shiel d. Vischer, 6/4, 7/5. FINAL ROUND— 
Wilson d. Shiel, 6/4, 6/4, 6/2. 

JUNIOR DOUBLES. 
FIRST ROUND— Samuel Pennock and Richard Meyers d. David Beard and H. Har- 
per, 4/6, 6/2, 6/2; Nelson Billington and H. R. Doruheim d. Rodney Beck and Thomas 
Vischer, 6/1, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Pennock and Meyers d. Wilson and Fischer, 
6/3, 5/7, 6/2; Billington and Dornheim d. March and M. Vanneman, 6/3, 6/0. FINAL 
ROUND— Billington and Doruheim d. Pennock and Meyers, 6/1, 6/3, 6/4, 



Philadelphia Junior Championships 

E. C. Cassard of the Philadelphia Cricket Club succeeded to Sydney Thayer's 
title in the annual tournament for the junior championships of Philadelphia, 
held on the courts of the Germantown Cricket Club, Manheim, June 14 and 
following days. In the doubles. J. Stecker and J. Sharfsin won the final in 
straight sets. In the girls' singles. Miss Sarah Myers, the 1914 champion, won 
the title for the third successive time. The summaries : 

BOYS' SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— E. C. Cassard d. F. H. Strawbridge, Jr., 6/2, 3/6, 6/4. 

GIRLS' SINGLES. 
FINAL ROUND— Miss Sarah Myers d. Miss Townsend, 6/2, 6/2. 

BOYS' DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND— J. Stecker and J. Sharfsin d. Beard and Moorhead, 6/1, 6A. 

GIRLS' DOUBLES. 
FINAL ROUND — Miss Cheston and Miss Myers d. Miss Crawley and Miss Robinson, 
6/0, 6/1. 



Philadelphia Junior Clay Court Championship 

The tournament for the clay court championship of Philadelphia and dis- 
trict, at the Cynwyd Country Club, early in September, was one of the most 
successful tennis competitions ever held in the East. The age limit was six- 
teen years, and the players ranged all the way down to nine years. Some of 
the boys w^ere not much taller than the net. but many of them displayed nat- 
ural strokes and good form that augurs well for the future. 

The singles event was won by fifteen-year-old Thomas Brown of the Park 
Hill Tennis Club, New York. He had two hard matches, one in the semi-final 
with J. Reeve of Haddonfield. and the other in the final against J. Sharfsin of 
Central High School. Sharfsin and A. M. Harris won the doubles very easily. 

The officers and executive committee of the association deserve a great deal 
of credit for not only inaugurating this event, but for giving generously of 
their time in attending and refereeing the matches. 

Much of the success of the tournament was due to Searing and Vaux Wilson, 
two Cynwyd youngsters. They financed the affair and secured the entries. 



Philadelphia Junior Ranking, 1915 

By W. T. Tildex, 2xd. 

BOYS UNDER 18 YEARS — 1, E. C. Cassard, Philadelphia Club and Episcopal 
Academy ; 2, R. R. Coffin, Germantown Cricket Club and Germantown Acad- 
emy ; 3, G. H. Thornton, St. Luke's School and Merion Cricket Club ; 4, F. 



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Strawbridge, Philadelphia Club and Chestnut Hill Academy ; 5, Walsh, Penn 
Charter ; 6, Truscott, Camden ; 7, Casey, Episcopal Academy ; 8, Kindig, Penn 
Charter ; 9, Sharfsen, High School ; 10, Marston, Philadelphia Club. 

BOYS UNDER 16 YEARS (Second Ten)— 1, S. Pennock, Penn Charter 
School ; 2, R. Beck, Germantown Academy ; 3, Duane, Episcopal Academy ; 
4, R. Myers, Penn Charter School ; 5, H. Harper, Episcopal Academy ; 6, T. 
Voscher, Germantown Academy ; 7, C. Fisher, Cynwyd ; 8, A. Morgan, German- 
town High School ; 9, L. Smith, Germantown Academy ; 10, D. Beard, German- 
town Academy. 

Germantown (Pa.) Junior Tournament 

T. J. Vischer won the Stille cup. for boys fourteen years old and under, 
which has been a competition conducted by the Germantown Cricket Club of 
Philadelphia since 1904. There were thirty entries, and the contest narrowed 
down to Vischer and R. Beck. The former won the match, 4/6, 6/0, 6/4. 
The cup is a perpetual trophy donated by Ewing Stille. a veteran Philadelphia 
player, the winner and runner-up receiving a bat or other desired article as a 
prize. The raatches are the best of three sets, only the last one being vantage. 
This is to prevent the playing becoming merely an endurance contest. The 
winners of the cup are as follows : 1904, Stanley W. Pearson ; 1905, Harry L. 
Maxwell : 1906. John L. Stoever ; 1907. E. M. Mann ; 1908, Paul B. Kurtz ; 
1909, William R. Clothier; 1910. F. H. Strawbridge; 1911. W. R. Clothier; 
1913, C. F. Clothier ; 1914. C. F. Clothier ; 1915, T. J. Vischer. 



District of Columbia Junior Championships 

By Louis I. Doyle. 

One of the pleasing features in and around Washington, D. C, during the 
tennis season of 1915 was the District of Columbia junior championship, 
revived after a lapse of twenty years, for players under twenty, of whom 
fifty participated. This hereafter will be an annual event. The Dumbarton 
Club, successor of the Bachelors' Club, which has shown special interest in 
this field, allowed the use of its seven courts on the beautiful club house site 
overlooking Georgetown and the broad Potomac Valley. The winners were : 

Boys' Singles — Dean C. Howard, Jr. Boys' Doubles — D. C. Howard, Jr., 

and James S. Baker. 



Central West Championship for Girls 

The girls of the Central West under sixteen years old were afforded an oppor- 
tunity to display their expertness as tennis players in a separate competition 
for the junior championship at the fourth annual tournament for the Central 
West championship for women, held on the courts of the Ivanhoe Tennis Club 
of Kansas City. Mo., during the week of June 21. The title was captured by 
Miss Dorothy Haves, who also won it in 1914, defeating Miss Laura Small in 
the final round. 6/4, 6/1. 



Pacific Coast Junior Championships 

By Carl R. Gardner. 

The junior events at the Pacific Coast championships were dominated by 
a new star in the person of Raymond Kinsey, who waded through the singles 
in easy fashion, defeating Irving Karsky in the final round in straight sets. 
With L. Tobias as a partner, Kinsey also captured the doubles, defeating 
Karskv and Strauss in the final round, 6/2, 6/1, 6/1. The summaries : 



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JUNIOR SINGLES. 
SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Ray Kiusey d. S. Turner, 6/2, 6/3; Irving Karskv (\. C, 
Shepard, 7/5, 6/4. FINAL ROUND— Kinsey d. Karsky, 6/2, 6/0, 6/2. 

JUNIOR DOUBLES. 

SEMI-FINAL ROUND— Kinsey and Tobias d. Shepard and Garretson, 6/2, 6/2; 

Karsky and Strauss d. Faulkner and Chapman, 6/0, 6/2. FINAL ROUND — Kinsey 
and Tobias d. Karsky and Strauss, 6/2, 6/1, 6/1. 



Washington Junior State Championship 

By H. C. Force, Seattle. 

The junior singles event in connection with the Washington State champion- 
ship, held on the courts of the Seattle Athletic Club, was remarkable for more 
upsets and more long drawn-out matches than any other competition in the 
tournament. In the first round Marshall Allen defeated Arthur Hurd, 6/0, and 
was leading, 5/0, in the second set, when Hurd, who had apparently been suf- 
fering from stage fright, recovered his nerve and brought the set up to deuce, 
and later took the lead, but Allen finally won out. 13 to 11. In the third round. 
In the semi-final and the final, Allen each time lost the first set and then pulled 
out the match. Taylor, whom he defeated in the semi-final, won the singles in 
1914. and was expected to win again, thereby capturing the Hurd cup. but his 
defeat ended all hopes for the prize, as in 1916 he will be too old t^ enter as 
a junior player. The summaries : i 

JUNIOR SINGLES. 
FIRST ROUND— David Jarvia d. W. H. Lewis, Jr., by default: Marshall Allen d. 
Arthur Hurd, 6/0, 13/11. SECOND ROUND— L. Auzias-Turenne d. Thomas Warren, 6/2, 
1/6, 7/5; L. A. Brown d. F. W. Nolan, 6/4, 6/3; Donald Burke d. B. Pelly, Jr., 6/1, 6/3; 
Wilson Ide d. Jarvis, 6/2, 6/3; Allen d. Harry Benson, 6/0, 8/6: W. V. Burrill d. F. 
Packer, 6/2, 6/2; C. N. Brown d. Thomas Oakes, 6/2, 6/1; W. S. Taylor d. E. Shannon, 
6/3, 6/3. THIRD ROUND— L. A. Brown d. Auzias-Turenne, 8/6, 1/6, 6/4; Ide d. Burke, 
6/3, 6/4: Allen d. Burrill, 5/7, 7/5, 6/0; Tavlor d. C. Brown, 6/2, 6/2. SEMI-FINAL 
ROUND— L. A. BrovtTi d. Ide, 6/3, 6/3; Allen d. Taylor, 3/6, 6/3, 6/2. FINAL ROUND— 
Marshall Allen d. L. A. Brown, 4/6, 6/3, 6/4. 



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Tournament Notes 

Alameda County (Calif.) Championships. — Charles Foley won the singles title in the 
tenth Alameda County championshiijs, held on the courts of the Berkeley Tennis Club, 
October 31. He defeated Stanley Smith in a hard-fought four-set match in the final 
round, 2/6, 7/5, 7/5, 8/6. In the doubles, Henry Cushman Breck, captain of the Uni- 
versity of California team, and John C. Rohlfs won from Smith and Charles Bates, 
jr., in the final round, 6/4, 6/0, 7/5. Miss Anita Myers Bay Counties women's cham- 
pion, defeated Miss Marshall in the final round of women's singles, 6/1, 6/2, 

Altoona (Pa.) Cricket Club Tournament. — R. C. Schmertz won the singles and E. E. 
Lane and Elliott Morris the doubles in the Altoona Cricket Club's annual tournament, 
beginning August 24. Sclimertz was opposed by Chisholm Garland in the final round 
of singles, the former pulling out ahead by 6/4, 6/1, 6/1. Lane and Morris defeated 
C. F. King and R. F. Hare in the final round of doubles, 6/2, 6/2, 6/0. The consola- 
tion singles was won by J. A. Smith, who defeated C. F. King in the final round, 
6/3, 6/2, 6/4, 

Amackassin Club Tournament. — Vanderbilt Ward, without being extended, won the 
singles honors at the annual open tournament of the Amackassin Club of Yonkers, 
N. Y., beginning May 31. E. N. Henderson and E. H. Janes defeated Ward and Behr 
in the semi-final of the doubles and then won the final from F. P. Fuller and J. A. 
Toussaint. Miss Marie Wagner captured first honors in the women's singles and, with 
Mrs. Percy Wilbourn, won the final in the doubles. In the mixed doubles, however, 
with A. J. Ostendorf as a partner, she Avas defeated in the semi-finals. The sum- 
maries: First round— E. Nohin d. O. H. Riggs, 6/3, 6/2; E. N. Henderson d. H. W. 
Forster, 9/7, 6/3. Second round — Norman Johnson d. George Pegrani, 6/4, 6/1; L. H. 
Croley d. L. V. Robinson, 12/10, 5/7, 6/3; K. B. Smith d. B. Wiseltier, 6/3, 6/4; A. J. 
Ostendorf d. M. E. Fox. 6/2, 6/4; F. P. Fuller d. T. Moore, 6/4, 6/2; Ingo Hartman d. 
George Groesbeck, 6/4, 6/0; Henderson d. Nolan, 6/0, 6/1; E. H. Janes d. G. Brincker- 
hofif, 4/6, 6/2, 6/3; Allan Behr d. R. L. Oakley, 6/2, 4/6, 6/2; C. L. Lippricott d. J. M. 
Gesner, Jr., 6/4, 6/4; B. M. Phillips d. J. A. Toussaint, 6/2, 6/4. Semi-final round— 
Croley d. Ostendorf, 6/2, 1/6, 7/5: Ward d. Andrews, 6/1, 6/3. Final round— Ward d. 
Croley, 6/2, 6/3. Men's doubles — First round — Major and Man d. Croley and Littel, 6/1, 
7/5; Ward and Belir d. Evans and Andrews, 8/6, 4/6, 7/5; Hartman and Groesbeck d. 
Phillips and Waite. 6/4, 6/8, 6/4. Second round — Fuller and Toussaint d. Behar and 
Pegram, 6/0, 6/3; Major and Man d. Oakley and Smith, 6/2, 6/0; Ward and Behr d. 
Hartman and Groesbeck, 2/6, 6/2, 6/2. Semi-final round — Fuller and Toussaint d. Major 
and Man, by default; Henderson and Janes d. Ward and Behr, 6/1, 6/4. Final round — 
Henderson and Janes d. Fuller and Toussaint, 6"3, 6/3, 6/3. Women's singles — Final 
round — Miss Marie Wagner d. Miss Natalie Browning, 6/1, 6/3. Women's doubles — 
Final rojnd — Miss Marie Wagner and Mrs. Percy Wilbourn d. Miss Holden and Mrs. 
Humphries, 4/6, 6/2, 6/4. Mixed doubles — Final round — Miss N. Browning and Dr. A. 
W. Waite d. Mrs. Humpliries and Ingo Hartman, 6/1, 7/5. Consolation singles — Final 
round — George Groesbeck d. W. J. Toussaint, 6/3, 6/2. 

Arundel Casino Tournament. — The tournament held at the Arundel Casino, Kenne- 
bunkport, Me., beginning August 23, was the most successful ever conducted in that 
section of the State. There were more than one hundred matches pla.ved, and the last 
events which led to the finals displayed the science of tennis from every phase of the 
game. The summaries: Men's singles — Final I'ound — J. W. Wear d. F. H. Baird, 6/0, 
6/2, 6/2. Men's doubles— Final round— J. W. Wear and W. H. Trotter d. Dr. W. A. 
Braford and Dr. G. H. Powers, 3/6, 6/2. 2/6, 6/2, 6/4. Women's singles—Final round- 
Mrs. H. H. Smith d. Miss E. Forbes, 6/1, 6/1. Women's doubles— Final round — Mrs. H. 
H. Smith and Miss C. Cousins d. Miss M. Taylor and Miss E. Wood, 8/6, 9/7, 6/4. 
Mixed doubles — Final round — Mrs. H. H. Smith and C. B. Jennings d. Miss M. Taylor 
and William Humphrey, 6/3, 6/4. 

Atlanta (Ga.) Athletic Club Championship.— What practically amounted to the 
Atlanta city championship was successfully decided on tlie courts of the Atlanta Ath- 
letic Club early in October. Carleton Y. Smith, for the third time, won the singles cup, 
defeating E. V. Carter, Jr. in the final round, 6/4, 1/6, 6/2, 6/1. In 1910 Smith defeated 
Nat. Thornton in the challenge round, but ever since then his opponent in the final 
round has been Carter. Paired with Eston S. Mansfield, Smith also won the doubles 
event, defeating B. M. Grant and Vernon McMillan in the final, 6/1, 6/2, 9/7. 

Australasian Championships. — F. Gordon Lowe of England defeated Horace Rice of 
New South Wales in the final round for the singles Australasian championship, held 
at Brisbane, 4/6, 6/1, 6/1, 6/4. In the doubles, Horace Rice and C. Todd, also of New 
South Wales, won from F. Gordon Lowe and H. St. John, the latter of Queensland, 
In the final round, 8/6, 6/4, 7/9, 6/3. 



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Bahamas Championship.— In what was conceded to be the best tournament both in 
the number and caliber of entries Nassau has enjoyed in years, A. W. Merriam of 
Milton, Mass., again won the singles championship of the Bahamas, which gave him 
the beautiful cup offered by Sir George B. Haddon Smith, governor of the Windward 
Islands, and he also gained the honor of being the first to have his name inscribed 
upon the George Lauder, Jr. challenge cup. Merriam defeated H. McHarg Davenport 
of New York, a former West Side Tennis Club player, in the final round, 7/5, 6/3, 6/2. 
John Inman, brother to F. C. Inman of New York, lost to Davenport in the semi-finals 
after an exciting struggle. The final round of the women's singles between Miss Helen 
Ostby of Providence, 11. I., and Miss Beste of New York, was full of ginger, going 
the full three sets. Miss Ostby Avas slow in getting her game going, and it was only 
after losing the first set that she pulled herself together to capture the next two and 
the match, and with it the Miss Lauder Cup. Seventeen teams competed in the mixed 
doubles for the cups offered by Miss Betty Lauder of Pittsburgh, Pa. The final round 
was won bv Miss Florence Johnson and H. McHarg Davenport, who defeated Mrs, 
Tyson and C. D. Levey, 6/0, 6/2, 6/3. 

Bathing and Tennis Club Tournament.— J. H. Dodd won the singles honors in the 
August tournament of the Bathing and Tennis Club of Spring Lake, N. J., defeating 
K. K. Carter in the final round, 6/2, 6/1, 6/2. Thirty players entered for this event. 
Mrs. S. T. Toby and S. T. Toby captured the mixed doubles in the final round from 
Miss Emily Ford and H. W. Ford, 6/4, 8/6. A junior competition for boys under six- 
teen years old resulted in a victory for Levis Huhn, who defeated V. C. Heilner in the 
final round, 3/6, 8/6, 6/3. Huhn thus won the first leg on a new Boys' Challenge Cup. 

Bermuda's Third Annual Championship. — Basil Wagner of Baltimore won his first leg 
on the challenge cup offered by the Hamilton Hotel Lawn Tennis Club to represent the 
championship of Bermuda, in the third annual tournament on the Island, which was 
held during the first week of March. Besides Wagner, the American contingent par- 
ticipating in the competition was made np of Ralph Baggs and Hobart Lawton of New 
York, J. L. Cote, Jr., of Greensburg, Pa., H. B. Register of Philadelphia, Howard Wain- 
Wright of Harvard University, Hillyer Eggleston of Elizabeth. N. J., Miss Katherine 
Ketcham of Brooklyn, Mrs. Robert A. Pope and Miss Ruth Woodward of New Y^ork, 
Miss Emily Reilly of Scranton, Pa., and Miss Margaret Mitchell of Boston. Captain 
A. Berger of the British Army Service Corps, who had won the challenge cup twice 
before, was away at the war front, and was unable to defend his claim to the title. 
In his absence, there was no challenge round, but the final round of the singles fur- 
nished an interesting match between Wagner and Baggs, the former winning, 6/1, 4/6, 
6/2, 6/1. In the final round of the doubles, W^agner and Baggs defeated Wainwright 
and Lawton, 6/1, 6/2, 6/4. There were ten teams in the mixed doubles, including all of 
the American players, but the local talent came through to the finals, and Mrs. Eugene 
Harvey and Col. C. H. V. Bunbury won from Mrs. Goodwin Gosling and Kenneth Trim- 
mingham, 6/0, 6/3. ^ 

Bismarck (No. Dak.) Country Club Tournament. — The innovation of holding two 
distinct competitions at one time was successfully accomplished by the Bismarck Coun- 
try Club at its eighth annual tournament. The events were the Missouri Slope champion- 
ships, closed, and the Western North Dakota championships, open. There were twenty- 
seven actual players in the tournaments, not counting defaults in the first round, and 
nineteen players Avere from out of the city. In the Missouri Slope event, H. F. 
Knapp won the singles, defeating Dr. G. B. Ribble in the final round, 10/8, 6/4, 6/4, 
and William Belirbaum and P. W, Blank defeated Dr. G. B. Ribble and H. F. Knapp 
in the doubles final 7/5, 7/5, 7/5. In the Western North Dakota championship. F. P. 
Wernli defeated R. M. Harms'en in the final round of singles, 1/6, 6/8, 6/3, 6/3, 7/5, and 
C. F. Convert and B. E. Jackson took the doubles, Avinning from J. M. Messner and 
R. E. Truesdale in the final, by default. 

Border States Championships.— The fourth annual tournament of the Border States 
Tennis Association, held on the four cement courts of the El Paso (Tex.) Country 
Club, Avas a big success. A ncAV event, the championship of the Border States for 
AA'omen, brouglit out some pretty tennis in the final round, Avhich was won by Miss 
Barbara Wolgemuth of Douglas from Mrs. George Le Baron of El Paso, 6/2, 6/4. In 
the final of the singles, W. A. Horrell defeated N. A. Ferguson, 6/4, 6/3, 6/3. Horrell 
and AinsAvorth liad tAA'o legs on tlie doubles cup, but they were put out in the semi- 
finals by Drysdale and Smith of Clifton, Ariz. The latter met Ferguson and Christie 
in tlie final round and Avere defeated, 6/1, 6/3, 6/1. The veterans had a singles and 
doubles competition, E. E. Neff defeating H. M. Cornell in the final round of singles, 
6/8, 6/2, and Xeff and Cooley taking the doubles from A. T. Thompson and A. M. 
Tuthill, 3/6, 6/3, 6/3, 

Brokaw Club Defeats Picked Team. — With George M. Church as the leader, a team 
designated as the Brokaw Club of Princeton, N. J., visited Plainfield, N. J., June 5, 



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and played a team composed of New Yorkers and Plainfield men. Five singles and 

one double were plaved, the Brokaws winning all the singles, but they lost the 

double. Summaries: Singles— G. M. Church (B.) d. Dean Mathey (P.), 6/8, 6/3, 6/4; 

Leonard Beekman (B.) d. Arthur Sweetser (P.), 6/4, 6/4; Ludlow Van Deventer (B.) 
d. Albert D. Beers (P.), 9/7, 6/4: A. H. Coffey (B.) d. Philip Van Deventer (P.), 7/5, 

3/6, 10/8; L. B. Cooper (B.) d. S. W. Merrihew (P.), 9/7, 6/2. Doubles— Mathey and 
Sweetser (P.) d. Church and Beekman (B.), 6/1, 4/6, 9/7. 

Brookline (Mass.) Country Club Tournament. — Miss Evelyn Sears, who won the 
national championship in 1907, carried off the leading honors in the annual tournament 
of the Country Club of Brookline, Brookline, Mass., during the third week of May. 
Miss Sears and her cousin, Miss Eleanor Sears, met in the final round of singles, the 
result being a victory for Miss Evelyn Sears, 6/3, 6/2. In the doubles. Miss Evelyn 
Sears and Miss Margaret Curtis captured first honors without the loss of a set. In the 
mixed doubles, Miss Marion Fenno and N. W. Niles defeated Miss Edith Rotch and A. 
S. Dabney in the final round, 6/4, 6/2. 

Buffalo City Championship.— Lester F. Gilbert won the fourth championship of Buf- 
falo, N. Y., in the tournament held at the Park Club during the week of August 23. 
He defeated T. W. Hendrick in the final round, 6/4, 2/6, 7/5, 6/1. The doubles title 
fell to Albert T. Spaulding and Hendrick, who defeated Howard Bissell and Harry D. 
Kirkover in the final round, 6/3, 6/4, 6/4. Miss Margaret Wende won the women's sin- 
gles, defeating Miss Margaret Polley in the final round, 7/5, 6/4. The mixed doubles 
winners were Mrs. C. A. Cutler and T. N. Hendrick, who defeated Miss Wende and C. 
A. Pooley, 6/1, 5/7, 6/1. 

Burlington (Iowa) Tennis Club Open Tournament. — A big field of players from 
Illinois, Missouri and Iowa participated in tlie "Three States Championship," held 
under the auspices of the Burlington Tennis Club, beginning July 25. The final round 
of singles brought two Illinois men together. Musselman of Quincy and George 
Stuart of Neponset. The former had an easy time in disposing of J. Kiedaisch of 
Burlington in the semi-final, while Musselman had to play five hard sets before he 
subdued Obear of St. Louis. In the final Musselman was tlie victor, 6/0, 6/2, 6/2. In 
the doubles, Hamilton and Musselman defeated Vernon and Stuart in straight sets, 
6/3, 6/3, 6/3. Miss Pearl Neuby defeated Mrs. Philip Fleming in the final round of 
women's singles, 6/3, 6/4, and in the men's consolation singles, Ellsworth defeated 
Yant in the final, 6/4, 4/6, 10/8. 

Central Iowa Championships. — Fred Bradley defeated R. N. Hamilton in the singles 
for the Central Iowa championship, 6/4, 6/4, 5/7, 9/7, and George Baker and P. G. 
White won from Hamilton and C. B. Stiger in the doubles, by default. The sum- 
maries: Men's singles — First round — R. N. Hamilton d. Edward Pottle. 6/2, 6/1: George 
Blake d. L. Sears, 9/7. 6/3: Roy King d. C. B. Stiger, 6/4. 6/2; E. S. Hurwich d. C. G. 
Moore, 4/6, 6/3, 7/5; K. Rerick d. George Hutchison, 6/3. 6/3: George Baker d. Scott 
Smith, 6/1, 6/3; M. Hyland d. R. P. Kepler, 6/1, 6/2: D. Lupton d. H. J. Ingham. 6/0, 
6/3. Second round— S. H. Overholser d. L. Benesh. 6/4, 6/2; P. C. Somers d. Warsaw, 
7/5, 6/1; Merle Greene d. W. C. Verry, by default; Carl Goodyear d. R. Rogers, 6/3, 
6/4: A. H. Conant d. W. A. Dexter, bv default: Van Genkel d. Clark Lupton. 5/7, 6/3, 
6/3: Hamilton d. Blake, 6/3, 6/2; Kins d. Hurwich, 6/3. 6/2; Baker d. Rerick, 6/2, 6/2; 
Hyland d. D. Lupton, 8/6, 6/1; L. C. Hemsworth d. Harlan, 6/0. 6/1: H. D. Simmons d. 
P. G. White, 8/6, 2/6, 7/5: R. J. Carney d. J. Willett. by default: B. O. Bonebrake d. 
H. L. Beyer, 6/3, 6/2; Fred. Bradley d. A. Owen, 6/3, 6/2; S. C. Nelson d. B. J. Ricker, 
6/2, 7/9, 6/4. Semi-final round— Hamilton d. Somers, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3: Bradley d. Hems- 
worth, 6/2, 6/4, 6/2. Final round— Bradley d. Hamilton, 6/4, 6/4, 5/7, 9/7. Men's dou- 
bles — I'Mrst round — Goodyear and Simmons d. Warsaw and Hurwich, Second round — 
Somers and Ryers d. Kepler and Kepler, 6/0. 6/1: Taker and White d. Owen and Sears, 
6/3, 6/0; Pottle and Ricker d. Lupton and Harlan. 6/3. 4/6. 6/0: Rerick and King d. 
Rogers and Smith, 6/3, 6/1; Goodyear and Simmons d. Hyland and Kepler, 6/4, 6/3; 
Hamilton and Stiger d. Hemsworth and Blake, 7/5, 7/5; Bradley and Bonebrake d. 
Nelson and Lupton, 6/4, 6/3; Overholser and Moore d. Carney and Van Genkel. 6/0, 6/0, 
Semi-final round— Baker and White d. Rerick and King. 6/4, 4/6, 6/2, 4/6, 6/4: Hamilton 
and Stiger d. Bradley and Bonebrake, 6/3, 6/2, 8/6. Final round — Baker and White d. 
Hamilton and Stiger, by default. 

Championship of the Orient. — Kumagae, the .Japanese player, won the championship 
of the Orient, in a tournament played on tlie courts at Manila. Philippine Islands. 
It was the first time since the establishment of tlie competition in 1907 that it has 
been won by an Oriental. Two distinguished American players took part in the tourna-. 
ment — Clarence J. Griffin, doubles champion with William M. Jolinston, and No. 7 in 
the 1915 ranking, and Ward Dawson in Class No. 3 of the 1915 list. Kumagae defeated 
Griffin in the final round on January 8. Griffin and Dawson won the doubles event, 
defeating Kumagae and Mikami, another Japanese player, in the final round. 



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Chautauqua Tournament. — Brown Ransom of Beaver Falls, Pa., duplicated his per- 
formance of a year airo by winning tlie singles championship of Chautauqua, N. Y., 
defeating G. Dodds of Geneva College, 4/6, 6/3, 2/6, 6/2, 6/1. Ransom had the easy 
half of the draw and came through to the finals witliout much effort, while Dodds' 
only liard match was in the semi-final against Marvin, which tlie former won, 7/5, 6/2. 
In the finals of the doubles, Dodds and Godlove defeated Marvin and Calstrom easily, 
«/l, 6/2, 6 1. 

Chevy Chase Championship. — Harvey Bundy won the championship of the Chevy 
Chase Country Club, Chevy Cliase, Md., in the spring tournament, April 24. In the 
final round he defeated J. B. Moore, one of the best of the Washington players, and 
then challenged Spencer Gordon, last year's holder, winning after an interesting four- 
set match, 6/3, 6/4, 1/6, 6/1. In the doubles, Gordon and Moore defeated Babbitt and 
Ham in four sets, conceding a heavy handicap. Miss Greely won the women's cham- 
pionship of the club by defeating Miss Dubois, 6/4, 6/3. 

Chicago Beach Tennis Club Tournament. — One of the most interesting tennis events 
ever held in the Chicago district was the second annual invitation tournament of the 
Chicago Beach Tennis Club, held on tlie courts of the Chicago Beach Hotel, beginning 
June 26. Tliirty-two men and twenty-six women took part, and the matches, almost 
without exception, were closely contested. The final round of the men's singles 
brouglit together Walter T. Playes and R. H. Burdick. These men always have played 
a close match when pitted against one another, and this one was no exception. After 
each had taken a set, tlie third went to deuce before being won by Hayes, who also 
took the fourth and last set. Tlie score of the match was: 6/3, 3/6, 6/2, 6/4. In the 
final round of the doubles, Hayes and Burdick defeated H. C. Gifford and Ketchum, 
6/3, 7/5, 6/2. Miss C. B. Neely defeated Mrs. C. W. Adams, formerly Miss Ostheimer 
of Philadelphia, in tlie final round of the women's singles, 6/1, 10/8, and in tlie final 
round of the women's doubles, Miss Neely and Miss Pound won from Miss Yoorhees 
and Mrs. Adams, 6,1, 4/6, 6/2. 

Cleveland (Ohio) Championship. — Tlie tournament for the Cleveland city champion- 
ship attracted an entry list of sixty-four in the singles, and Charles O. Benton addeil 
another victory to his successes in this event. His opponent in the final round was J. 
C. Virden, a young interscholastic player, who had showed good tennis in the earlier 
round, but when facing Benton Ijocame nervous and erratic, and was defeated, 6/3, 6/4, 
6/1. Read and Royon were picked to win the doubles, but thev were deficient in team 
play, and lost to H. F. Pettee and C. 0. Benton, 8/6, 6/3, 6/1. Miss Alice Cobb won 
the women's singles, defeating Miss Ruth Wise in the first round, 6/3, 6/4. The honors 
in the women's doubles went to Miss Wise and Miss Ruth Mahler, 3/6, 6/3, 6 4. George 
Gutwillig won the men's consolation singles, defeating H. W. Botten in the final round, 
6/4, 6/3. 

Columbia Interscholastic Championship.— H. C. Tremaine of Kingsley School, Essex 
Fells, N. J., w^on the singles at the Columbia University interscholastic championship 
tournament, held on the university courts. May 8. The summaries: Singles— First 
round- R. B. Haines (Horace Mann) d. J. Woodward (Loyola), 6 2, 8/6; G. P. Throck- 
morton (Woodbridge H.S.) d. H. J. Kaltenbach (Horace Mann), 6/4, 6/2. . Second round 
Haines d. K. B. Low (Manual Training), 6/1, 6/4; L. M. Banks (Adelphi I d. F. M. 
Loughman (Berkeley), 6/4, 6/1; A. W. Shaw (Bayonne H.S.) d. C. Lindsley (Blair), 
6/0, 6/1; H. W. Haldenstein (Horace Mann) d. R. S. Dubois (Yonkers H.S.), 6/1, 6/4; 
H. W. Forster (Yonkers) d. J. C. Hegman (Hill School), 6/0, 8/6; M. A. Tavlor (Ford- 
ham Prep.) d. H. P. Parall (Woodbridge), by default; E. R. Swanton (Hill) d. J. 
Lushear (P.lair), 6/2, 6/0; H. C. Tremaine (Kingsley) d. Throckmorton, 8/10, 6/1, 7/5. 
Third round— Haines d. Banks, 6/2, 6/2; Shaw d. Haldenstein, 6/3, 6/0; Forster d. Tay- 
lor, 6/2, 6/4; Tremaine d. Swanton, 7/5, 2/6, 6/4. Semi-final round— Shaw d. Haines, 6/3, 
4/6, 6/4; Tremaine d. Forster, 6/1, 6/3. Final round- Tremaine d. Shaw, 6/4, 6/3. 

Connecticut Valley Championship. — R. C. Seaver deposed J. D. E. Jones as Con- 
necticut Valley champion at the tournament lield by the Springfield (Mass.) Country 
Club, beginning June 28. Seaver defeated A. J. Yeysey in the final round, and In the 
challenge round won from Jones after a hard match. The summaries: First round— 
R. L. James d. A. W. Sherwood, 5/7, 6/1, 6/1; A. W. Merriam d. Robert I. Brown, 26, 
6/1, 6/3; G. W. Pike d. T. W. Ellis, 6/0, 6/1; R. E. Snow d. P. W. Davis, 6/2, 1/6, 7/5; 
A. J. Yeysey d. J. F. Drake, 6/1, 3/6, 6/2; Richard Hooker d. R. Ransehousen, 6/0, 6/0; 
Fenimore Cady d. J. F. Ager, 6/2, 6/1; D. L. Daggett d. Russell Chapin, 4 6, 6/0, 6/0. 
Second round— Philip Roberts d. Carl D. Smith, 6/1, 6/1; Capt. G. H. Stewart d. Brew- 
iBter Marsh, 6/3, 6/1; G. A. Richards d. C. C. Stewart, 6/4. 6/4; L. H. Wiley d. R. A. 
Patterson, 6/3, 6/2; James d. Merriam, 6/2, 6/1; Snow d. Pike, 6/4, 6/2; Yeysey d. L. B. 
Cooper, 2/6, 6/4, 8/6; R. H. Paige d. Hooker, 6/2, 5/7, defaulted; Cady d. A. H. Chapin, 
6/1, 6/2; Francis Cole d. Daggett, 6/0. 6/3; E. S. Scudder d. Danforth Geer, 0/6, 6/2, 6/3. 
Semi-final round— Yeysey d. Roberts, 6/4, 7/5; Seaver d. Cole, 6/3, 6/4. Final round— 



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•Seaver d. Veysey, 6/1, 3/6, 6/4, 6/2. Men's doubles— First round— Drake and A. H. 
Chapin d. Ransehousen and 11. Chapin, 6/1, 6/2; W. S. Cashing and Richards d. Pat- 
terson and Daggett, 6/4, 6/2; Pike and Paige d. Wetherell and Smith, 6/0, 6/2; Cooper 
and Wiley d. P. W. Davis and A. W. Davis, 4/6, 6/2, 6/3; James and Veysey d. Sher- 
wood and Geer, 6/1, 6/3; Snow and Brown d. Stewart and Leighton, 6/2, 6/3. Second 
round — Cole and Roberts d. Drake and A. H. Chapin, 8/6, 4/6, 6/1; Seaver and H. L. 
Davenport d. Cushing and Richards, 6/4, 6/4; Cooper and Wiley d. Pike and Paige, 6/0, 
7/5; James and Veysey d. Snow and Brown, 6/1, 5/7, 6/2. Semi-final round — Cole and 
Roberts d. Seaver and Davenport, 6/4, 7/5; Cooper and Wiley d. James and Veysey, 6/4, 
4/6, 6/2. Final round— Cooper and Wiley d. Cole and Roberts, 6/1, 6/3, 6/4. 

Cooperstown (N. Y.) Country Club Tournament. — Henry H. Hun won the men's 
singles in the annual open tournament of the Cooperstown Country Club, beginning 
August 7. Hun's opponent in the final round was A. A. Getman, the former winning, 
6/4, 6/3, 6/3. J. S. Lionberger and L. H. Welling defeated H. G. and A. A. Getman 
in the final round of doubles, 6/4, 3/6, 6/1, 8/6. Mrs. G. DeB. Greene and Mrs. Z. 
Whitehead took the women's doubles, winning from Miss M. Strobel and Miss Cecily 
McKim in the final, 6/4, 8/10, 6/3, and Mrs. Greene also arnexed the mixed doubles, 
with Douglass Campbell as a partner, defeating Mrs. G. Whitehead and G. DeB. 
Greene in the final round, 6/3, 6/2. 

Coronado Tournament. — Clarence J. Grifiin played through the Coronado tournament, 
held at Coronado Beach, Cal., March Hi-20, without the loss of a set. He defeated 
Alphonso Bell in the final round of the singles, 6/3, 6/2, 6/3. In the doubles, Nat. 
Browne and Claude Wayne defeated Griffin and Fottrell in the final round, 6/0, 6/1, 6/3. 
Miss Florence Sutton easily won the women's singles, defeating Miss Birch in a well 
played game in the final round, 6/2, 6/3. With Miss Marjorie Wyatt of Coronado as a 
partner. Miss Sutton also took the women's doubles. Not content with these victories. 
Miss Sutton annexed the mixed doubles, with Clifton Herd as a partner. 

Crescent Athletic Club Women's Tournament. — Following the national women's cham- 
pionship at I'hiladelphia, which she won, Miss Molla Bjurstedt appeared at the 
women's invitation tournament of the Crescent Athletic Club of Brooklyn, held on the 
club's courts at Bay Ridge, N. Y., in June, and carried off the singles honors. Paired 
with Mrs. Wood, however, she was defeated in the doubles. The summaries: Singles- 
Semi-final round — Miss Molla Bjurstedt d. Miss Clare Cassel, 6/2, 6/2; Miss Florence 
Sheldon d. Miss Florence Ballin, 6/2, 1/6, 6/4. Final round — Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss 
Sheldon, 6/2, 6/4. Doubles — Semi-final round — Miss Bjurstedt and Mrs. Wood d. Mrs. 
Le Roy and Miss Sheldon, 2/6, 6/0, 6/2; Miss Wagner and Miss Cassel d. Miss Cragin 
and Miss Taylor, 7/5, 6/1. Final round — Miss Wagner and Miss Cassel d. Miss Bjur- 
stedt and Mrs. Wood, 6/2, 13/11. 

Detroit Championship Tournament. — The annual tournament for the championship of 
Detroit, Mich., played at the Detroit Tennis Club in July, resulted in Ira H. Reindel 
winning the title from Richard H. Doughty by default. The former fought his way 
into the final round tliroiigli a number of close matches, and was to have met Doughty, 
but in the semi-final round of the doubles Doughty injured his arm and was unable to 
appear in the final of the singles. The doubles was won by J. L. Hibbard and Ralph 
Stone, who defeated R. G. Owen and Dean Emerson, 6/3, 6/3, 6/3. A special singles 
event, known as Class B, was won by S. L. Ferguson from Harold Easley, in the final 
round, 6/4, 6/3, 6/0. 

Detroit Defeats Toledo. — Detroit proved too strong for Toledo in the team match 
played at the Detroit Tennis Club, June 12. Nine matches were played in the singles 
and five in tlie doubles. Of these, the Toledo players won only two of the singles and 
two of the doubles. The summaries: Men's singles — Doughty (D. ) d. Thomas (T ) 
4/6, 6/3, 6/4; Reindel (D.) d. Corey (T.), 4/6, 7/5, 12/10; Hibbard (D.) d. Voorheis (t!) 
€/2, 6/3; Gardner (T.) d. Stevens (D.), 6/3, 6/4; Crafts (T.) d. Atkinson (D.), 5/7, 6/3, 
7/5; Owen (D.) d. Woodbury (T.), 6/4, 10/8; St. John (D.), d. Husted (T.), 6/3, 4/6, 
6/3; Dickinson (D.) d. Rathbim (T.), 6/1, 6/1; Raseman (D.) d. Snider (T.), 6/2, 3/6, 
€/3. Doubles— Doughty and Reindel (D.) d. Thomas and Corev (T.), 6/4, 8/6; Voor- 
heis and Crafts (T. ) d. Hibbard and Donovan (D.), 6/2, 7/5; St. John and Atkinson (D.) 
d. Gardner and Dobbs (T.), 5/7, 6/2, 6/4; Dickinson and Emerson (D.) d. Husted and 
Rathbun (T.), 6/3, 6/2; Woodbury and Snider (T.) d. Parker and Kaltschmidt (D.). 
2/6, 6/3, 6/4. 

Detroit Interscholastic Championship.— Nearly 250 schoolboys played in the first inter- 
acholastic championship of Detroit. All but sixteen were eliminated in a preliminary 
■competition, and the tournament proper was won by Walter Westbrook of Eastern 
High School, who defeated Joseph Vance of Central High School in the final round 
7/9, 6/4, 6/2. Westbrook thus won the cup i)resented by Frank H. Floyd, chairman of 
the tournament committee of the Detroit Tennis Club. The latter organization has 



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granted the privilege of junior membership to the four semi-finalists, Westbrook, 
Robert Angell of Central High School, Vance and Ernest Brick, Western High School. 

Edgewood Country Club Tournament.— Nathan H. Bundy of Norfolk, Va., won the 
premier honors in singles at the annual tournament of the Edgewood Country Club, 
Charleston, W. Va., held during the week of September 20. After defeating Richard 
Tunstall in the final round, 6/2, 6/1, 6/3. Bundy, who was right at the top of his game, 
took the measure of Elia Fottrell in the challenge round to the tune of 6/4, 7/5, 6/3. 
In the doubles, Bundy and C. F. Mcintosh defeated Whitehead and Tunstall, 6/2, 10/8, 
6/3. The meeting was very successful. There were sixty-one entries in the singles, 
the players coming from San Francisco, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Norfolk. 

Elizabeth (N. J.) Doubles rournament.— Dean Ma they and W. Merrill Hall won the 
doubles tournament held by the Elizabeth (N. J.) Town and Country Club, May 29, 30 
and 31. They came from behind and won a five-set match from L. B. Dunham and 
Harold Throckmorton. The summaries: Men's doubles— First round — C. C. Chambers 
and C. L. Johnson d. P. G. Tomlinson and G. D. Wrightson, 6/1, 6/3; W. B. Compton 
and E. Mack d. W. H. Brown and R. Brown, 7/5, 6/3; M. Mesner and H. Hewettson d. 
H. Miller and B. C. Goss, 4/6, 6/1, 6/0; L. B. Dunham and H. Throckmorton d. T. John- 
son and C. Nelson, 6/1, 6/4; R. A. Wester and N. Carothers d. J. G. Shipman and 
George Shipman, 6/2, 6/2; C. Grant and W. Livingston d. G. P. Woodruff and C. R. 
LeCompte, 7/5, 8/6; D. Mathey and W. M. Hall d. H. S. Roberts and W. Watson, 6/0, 
6/1; Dr. WMlliam Rosenbaum and A. Cragin d. G. Throckmorton and T. Ernst, 6/3, 6/2; 
E. A. Knapp and E. H. S. Pendergast d. L. C. Lewis and L. Barrel, 6/2, 6/1; G. C. 
Thomas, Jr., and G. B. Littel d. R. M. Kirkland and H. McK, Glazebrook, 6/3, 7/5. 
Second round— J. N. Carter and S. A. Young d, E, Randall and B. H. Throckmorton, 
6/2, 6/1; Chambers and Johnson d. Compton and Mack, 6/3, 1/6, 7/5; Dunham and H. 
Throckmorton d. Mesner and Hewettson, 6/2, 7/5; Wester and Carothers d. Grant and 
Livingston, 6/0, 4/u, C/3; Mathey and Hall d. Hinck and Kiddie, 6/0, 8/6; Rosenbaum 
and Cragin d. Knapp and Pendergast, 6/4, 6/2; Thomas and Littel d. H. L. Carr and J. 
P. Stockton, 5/7, 6/2, G/2; Shaw and Shaw d. C. L. Cole and W. G. Quincy, 9/7, 6/1. 
Third round — Carter and Young d. Chambers and Johnson, 6/3, 3/6, 6/3; Dunham and 
H. Throckmorton d. Wester and Carothers, 6/4, 6/3; Mathey and Hall d. Rosenbaum 
and Cragin, 6/0, 6/2; Thomas and Littel d. Shaw and Shaw, 6/4, 6/3. Semi-final round- 
Dunham and H. Throckmorton d. Carter and Young, 6/2, 6/3; Hall and Mathey d. 
Thomas and Littel, 7/5, 5/7, 10/8. Final round- Hall and Mathey d. L. B. Dunham and 
H. Throckmorton, 4/6, 3/6, 6/2, 6/4, 6/3. 

Essex County (Mass.) Championship. — The tournament for the championship of Essex 
County, Mass., was held on the courts of the Oldtown Country Club, Newbury, Mass., 
beginning September 3. In the final round of singles, L. H. Martin defeated Dr. F. J. 
Goodridge of Cambridge, in a five-set match, three of the sets going to deuce, 5/7, 6/3, 
6/3, 5/7, 7/5. R. M. Currier and D. Wellington won the doubles, defeating Kent and 
Kent in the final, 6/4, 6/1, 7/5. 

Fairmount (W. Va.) Country Club Tournament. — J. G. Castle of Pittsburgh and Paul 
Treanor of New York, two young players, fought it out in the final round of singles in 
the twelfth annual tournament of the Fairmount Country Club, beginning August 30, 
Castle winning, 6/4, 3/6, 6/4. In the doubles, Hugus and Beattie defeated Reed and 
Pardee in the final, 3/6, 6/4, 4/6, 7/5, 6/3. Miss Watson and Colburn won the mixed 
doubles from Miss Blaser and Hugus, 6/3, 6/4. The tournament attracted players from 
Washington, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and New York, and the general quality of play was 
markedly improved. 

Greater Pittsburgh Championship. — The second annual tournament for the Greater 
Pittsburgh championship, held on the courts of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 
June 20 to 28, resulted in a victory for Herbert L. Hahn of Leland Stanford, Jr. Uni- 
versity, California, in the singles, and for Dr. T. W. Stephens and Elias Sunstein of 
the Edgewood Club, in the doubles. Hahn came through a field of seventy-two entries, 
and in the final round defeated J. C, Mackrell of the Trafford Tennis Association, 6/1, 
6/1, 6/4. In the final round of doubles. Dr. Stephens and Sunstein won from Hahn and 
E. F. Torrey of Utica, N. Y., 6/8, 6/2, 6/1, 6/4. Miss Myrtle McAteer won the women's 
singles, defeating Miss Martha Guthrie in the final round, 7/5, 1/6, 6/4, while Miss 
Guthrie and C. Thornton Garrison won the mixed doubles from Miss McAteer and Paul 
C. Maher, 6/8, 6/3, 7/5, 

Grinnell Country Club Tournament. — The second annual open tournament of the Grin- 
nell (Iowa) Country Club was held July 26 to July 31 under the most trying weather 
conditions. Rather than abandon the event, several of the matches were played in the 
Grinnell College gymnasium. Joseph G. Van Ginkle of Des Moines won the final round 
of singles from Harold L. Beyer of Grinnell, after a subbornly fought five-set match, 
6/1, 6/4, 3/6, 3/6, 6/2. The doubles was won by Beyer and Somers without the loss of 



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a set. They took the final round from Goodyear and Cogswell, 6/2, 6/4, 6/2. C. B, 
Tooley won the consolation singles, and Dow Carpenter and Carroll Wright captured 
the consolation doubles. 

Harlem (N. Y.) Tournament. — Vanderbilt B. Ward followed up his success In the 
Bronx championship by winning the singles in the annual open tournament of the 
Harlem Tennis Club, New York City, beginning May 15. With B. M. Phillips as a 
partner, Ward also took the doubles. The summaries: Men's singles — First round — 
Allan Behr d. G. S. Groesbeck, 2/6, 10/8, 6/2; A. Bassford, Jr. d. Dr. E. R. Lederman, 
6/1, 6/0; G. Grenz d. H. S. Rothschild, 7/5, 8/6; H. H. Manchester d. H. Radt, 6/1, 
6/0; H. Swain d. E. Bry, 2/6, 6/2, 6/4; I. Weinstein d. B. Landau, 6/0, 6/1; A. S. 
Harkavy d. H. Kniffen, 6/2, 7/5; G. J. Steinacher d. A. Gothold, 6/1, 6/4; E. J. Fix- 
man d. R. J. Sommer, 6/4, 6/3; Paul P. Goold d. H. Weiseltier, 6/3, 7/5; H. Hjertberg 
d. J. Rothstein, 6/4, 3/6, defaulted; V. B. Ward d. A. Lovibond, 6/3, 7/5; G. Schlesin- 
ger d. Dr. G. W. Faber, 5/7, 6/4, 6/2; G. Foster d. Dr. L. M. Kahn, 6/3, 6/2; G. King 
d. J. Fox, 3/6, 6/3, 6/0; B. M. Phillips d. E. F. Thomas, 6/2, 6/1; E. W. Peasley d. C. 
Buckner, 6/2, 6/1. Second round— H. Stevens d. F. Fall, 2/6, 6/4, 8/6; C. Chambers d. 
Allan Behr, 6/1, 10/12, 6/4; Bassford d. Grenz, 6/2, 6/0; Swain d. Isaacs, 6/3, 6/2; 
Ostendorf d. Weinstein, 6/2, 6/2; Fixman d. Steinacher, 6/2, 6/1; Allan d. Goold, 6/3, 
6/4; Ward d. Schlesinger, 6/4, 7/5; King d. Foster, 9/7, 6/2; Phillips d. Peasley, 6/1, 
6/3; Dr. A. W. Waite d. B. Weiseltier, 6/3, defaulted; Paul Treanor d. R. Davidson, 
6/0, 6/1. Semi-final round— Chambers d. Manchester, 6/0, 6/1; Ward d. Phillips, 6/2, 
6/2. Final round— Ward d. Chambers, 6/3, 6/4, 6/3. Men's doubles— First round— E. L. 
Blomenschein and E. M. Behar d. A. Rettig and A. Oshman, 5/7, 6/3, 6/2; Allan Behr 
and G. S. Groesbeck d. I. Hartman and J. A. Toussaint, 6/8, 6/2, 6/3; Paul Mead and 
G. P. Parks d. Count O. Salm and H. Zehrman, 6/1, 6/3. Second round- 1. Weinstein 
and C. Isaac d. L. Bry and H. Radt, 3/6, 6/4, 8/6; Chambers and Dwight d. Blumen- 
schein and Behar, 2/6, 6/2, 6/3; Behr and Groesbeck d. Mead and Clark, 6/2, 6/3; V. 
B. Ward and B. M. Phillips d. Paul P. Goold and H. H. Manchester, 6/1, 6/1. Semi- 
final round— Treanor and King d. Chambers and Dwight, 7/5, 5/7, 6/3; Ward and Phil- 
lips d. Waite and Lovibond, 6/2, 3/6, 6/2. Final round— Ward and Phillips d. Treanor 
and King, 6/3, 8/6, 6/1. 

Hartford Defeats New Haven. — By winning seven matches out of nine in the semi- 
annual match at Hartford, Conn., October 8, the Hartford Golf Club defeated the NeAV 
Haven Lawn Club and secured possession of tlie second interclub cup, which 
has been in competition between the two clubs since 1910. New Haven had won four 
times in succession, beginning in May, 1913, and in October, 1914, *ed by five wins to 
four. Hartford evened up matters in May, 1915, and the sixth and final competition 
for the tropliy occurred last October. 

Harvard Interscholastic Tournament. — S. Thayer of Phillips Andover Academy won 
the Harvard interscholastic title, and Phillips Andover Academy the cliampionship 
shield, in the tournament held at the Harvard University courts, Cambridge, Mass., 
beginning May 15. There were forty-three entries, representing ten schools, and Phil- 
lips Andover's team of seven men had little difficulty in winning the team trophy with 
fourteen points; Phillips Exeter was second with a team of ten men and eight points, 
while St. Mark's School, with only one entry, was third with five points. Thayer won 
the individual championship from R. Rand of St. Mark's School, only after tlie hard- 
est kind of a struggle. The match went to the full five sets, the last of which went 
to deuce before Thayer broke through by a splendid rally and finally won set, match 
and championship. Besides the finalists, C. H. Beasley of Stearns School, especially, 
deserves mention for having played brilliantly throughout the tournament. Perhaps 
the most spectacular match came in the first round, when W. Hammersclough of 
Andover forced Rand to play three sets before being defeated, ind winning the second 
set, 20/18. The points scored for the championship shield were as follows: Phillips 
Andover 14, Phillips Exeter 8, St. Mark's 5, Stearns 4, Newton 4, Volkmann 2, Quincy 
2, Milton 1, and Somerville 1. The summaries: First round — Lovett (St.) d. Prescott 
(P. E.), 6/4, 11/9; Jackson (N.) d. Kunkle (P. A.), 5/7, 6/4, 6/3; Hinckley (P. E.) d. 
Fitz (So.), 4/6, 6/2, 6/2; R. C. Rand (St. M.) d. Hammersclough (P. A.), 6/4, 18/20, 
6/3; F. De Boer (P. E.) d. Noble (N.), 6/1. fi/2: Bacon (M.) d. Gomple (B. and N.), 
6/1, 6/2; Barber (P. A.), d. Knox (M.), 6/1, 6/3: Woolredge (P. E.) d. Rasmusson (Q.), 
6/2, 6/0; Kepner (N.) d. Pfaffman (Q.), 6/3. 3/6, 6/3; Thayer (P. A.) d. Towle (M.), 
6/1, 6/3; Amen (P. E.) d. Willson (B. and N.), 6/1, 6/2. Second round— Lovett d. 
Jackson, 6/4, 6/4; Rand d. Hinckley, 6/2, 6/4; De Boer d. Bacon, 3/6, 6/4, 8/6; Logan 
(P. A.) d. W. F. Crocker (Q.), 6/4, 8/6; Beaslev (St.) d. Newcomb (P. E.), 6/1, 6/2; 
Miller (P. E.) d. Barstow (Q.), 6/3, 6/3; Rice (N.) d. Rand (P. A.), 6/2, 7/5; F. W. 
Hatch (V.) d. Beattie (P. E.), 6/2, 8/6; Rockwell (So.) d. Moore (Q.), 9/7, 6/2; Weber 
(P. A.) d. Brown (N.), 4/6, 6/4, 6/4; Curtis (P. E.) d. Richards (B. and N.), 6/4, 6/4; 
Favreau (Q.) d. Blanchard (V.), 6/2, 6/0; Daiger (N.) d. Ashton (St.), 6/0, 6/2; Bar- 






1, Prof. A. R. Acheson, with J. C. Eichters, Doubles Champions of Syracuse; 2, E. L. 
Robertson, winner of <ity championship singles and challenger for title; 3, John 
Shove, runner-up in singles; 4, Stuart F. Raleigh, city champion; 5, Nelson C. Hyde. 

A GROUP OF LEADING STRACrSE PLATERS. 



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ber d. Smith (P. B.), 6/2, 6/4; Woolredge d. Kepner, 6/0, 8/6; Thayer d. Amen, 6A, 
6/2. Third round— Rand d. Lovett, 6/3, 6/3; Logan d. De Boer, 7/5, 6/1; Beasley d. Mil- 
ler, 6/1, 6/3; Hatch d. Rice, 6/2, 6/1; Weber d. Rockwell, 6/1, 6/3; Favreau d. Curtis, 
6/4, 6/1; Barber d. Daiger, 7/5, 8/6; Thayer d. Woolredge, 6/3, 6/1. Fourth round- 
Rand d. Logan, 7/5, 6/3; Beasley d. Hatch, 6/4, 6/0; Weber d. Favreau, 6/8, 8/6, 6/4; 
Thayer d. Barber, 7/5, 7/5. Semi-final i-ound— Rand d. Beasley, 6/8, 8/6, 6/0; Thayer d. 
Weber, 6/2, 6/1. Final round— Thayer d. Rand, 6/4, 3/6, 4/6, 6/4, 7/5. 

Hollywood Invitation Tournament. — Alriek H. Man, Jr. won the singles honors at the 
invitation tournament of the Hollywood Golf Club, Deal, N. J., from September 10 to 
12. He defeated F. G. Anderson in the final round, and also captured the challenge 
round through the default of W. M. Washburn. In the doubles, C. Chambers and F. 
G. Anderson defeated Irving Riker and A. H. Coffey in the final round, after five hard 
played sets. The summaries: Men's singles — First round — A. De Young d. E. T. Fix- 
man, by default; William Rosenbaum d. Irving Riker, 6/4, 4/6, 6/3. Second round — H, 
Norton d. F. T. Hunter, by default; Charles Chambers d. R. L. Baggs, 6/2, 6/2; F. G. 
Anderson d. Calhoun Cragin, by defai:lt; A. De Young d. S. H. Voshell, by default; 
A. H. Man, Jr. d. Rosenbaum, 6/0, 6/2; W. P. Compton d. F. C. Baggs, by default; 
A. S. Cragin d. Hugh Tallant, by default; A. H. Coffey d. Benjamin Phillips, 6/4, 6/2, 
Third round — Chambers d. Norton, 6/4, 6/2; Anderson d. De Y'oung, 6/4, 6/3; Man d. 
Compton, 6/1, 6/2; Coffey d. Cragin, 6/4, 9/7. Semi-final round — Anderson d. Chambers, 
6/4, 7/5; Man d. Coffey, 6/1, 9/7. Final round— Man d. Anderson, 6/4, 6/4, 6/4. Chal- 
lenge round — A. H. Man, Jr., d. W. M. Washburn, bv default. Men's doubles — First 
round— I. Riker and A. H. Coffey d. W. P. Compton and A. Riker, Jr., 6/4, 6/1; F. C. 
Baggs and A. H. Man, Jr. d. H. Norton and L. Fleischmann, 6/2, 6/2; W. Rosenbaum 
and A. S. Cragin d. A. De Young and B. Phillips, 6/2, 3/6, 6/1; C. Chambers and F. G. 
Anderson d. Calhoun Cragin and R. L. Baggs, 6/1, 6/1. Semi-final round— I. Riker 
and Coffey d. F. C. Baggs and Man, 5/7, 6/3, 7/5; Chambers and Anderson d. Rosen- 
baum and Cragin, 9/7, 4/6, 7/5. Final round — Chambers and Anderson d. I. Riker and 
Coffey, 6/4, 7/5, 2/6, 10/12, 6/1. 

Honolulu Tournament. — The tournament held in connection with the Mid-Pacific Car- 
nival on the as;;lialt courts of the Pacific Tennis Club, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, 
February 20 to 27, created unusual interest. William M. Johnston and Henry Breck of 
San Francisco represented the Pacific Coast, while E. P. Larned, who had been spend- 
ing the winter in Honolulu, helped out the local players, who did fairly well. The 
final round of the singles brought together Johnston and Larned, the former winning 
quite easily. There was no regular doubles tournament, but three local teams were 
selected to meet the Californiaus. Johnston and Breck defeated Hoogs and Argabrite, 
6/4, 6/4, and then disposed of Larned and Lowrey, 6/4, 6/3, 8^6. On the final day of 
the carnival, however, they were defeated by Castle and Eklund, the leading Hawaiian 
team, three sets to one, 6/3, 2/6, 6/4, 6/2. Tlie summary of the singles: First round — 
Eklund d. Dr. Downey, 6/3, 6/3: Lieut. Robertson d. Argabrite, 6/4, 3/6, 7/5. Second 
round— Johnston d. Hoogs, 7/5, 7/5; Lowrey d. Eklund. 6/1, 6/1: Larned d. Lieut. Rob-, 
ertson, 6/2, 6/2; Breck d. Ca-stle, 0/6, 8/6, 6/3. Semi-final round— Johnston d. Lowrev. 
6/3, 7/5; Larned d. Breck, 11/9, 3/6, 7/5. Final round- W. M. Johnston d. E. P. Larned, 
6/2, 6/1. 

Housatonic Valley Championship. — A. J. Veysey of Montreal, Can., won the men's 
singles in fine style at the annual tournament for the Housatonic Valley championship, 
held by the Greenock Country Club of Lee, Mass., beginning August 9. He defeated 
H. Worth, in the final round, 2/6, 6/3, 6/1, 6/3. Veysey and Treanor defeated G. Dunn 
and E. Dunn in the final round of doubles, 4/6, 6/3, 6/0, 6/1. Miss Barstow won from 
Miss Piatt in the final round of women's singles, 6/0, 3/6, 6/3, and, with G. Dunn, also 
took the mixed doubles. 

Idaho Closed State Tournament. — The closed State tournament for Idaho was held 
on the Y.M.C.A. Tennis Club of Boise courts, beginning on Labor Day, and although 
there was some very good tennis exhibiteo, t)ie tournament was below the average 
and much smaller than usual. A. P.. Eaton of Boise won the singles and secured his 
second leg on the cup. He defeated Dr. Ike Taylor in the final round, 6/4, 2/6, 6/1, 6/3. 
Eaton, with Wyman as a partner, also scored a victory in the doubles, the pair defeat- 
ing B. B. Bliss and L. H. Knox in the final round, 8 6, 7/5, 6/1. Miss I'.yron was 
successful in the women's singles, thereby gaining the second leg on the women's cup. 

Interclub Matches in Cleveland. — During the season of 1915 many interclub matches 
were held in Cleveland, Ohio, which developed interest in the game. When bad 
■weather put a stop to outdoor play tlie Armory Tennis Club, at the Naval Militia 
Armory, Carnegie Avenue and East Thirty-sixth Street, opened for its second season 
with a singles tournament, which Avas won by H. W. Botten of the East End Club. 

Lawn Tennis Becoming Popular in Syracuse. — That lawn tennis is Increasing in popu- 
larity in Syracuse, N. Y'., is attested by the following facts, given by E. L. Robertson 



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of that city: TenHi* i§ how commencing to take front rank among Syracuse sports. 
Not alone "are the pVaj^rs at the two prominent tennis clubs, Sedgwick Farm and 
Thornden, more active in play and more keen in competition, but there are a number 
of public parks in which excellent tennis courts, open to the public, are located and 
which are very popular. The players from the public parks are beginning vo enter the 
open local tournaments, and, judging from their improvement, they will 6oon bo con- 
tenders for chamionship honors. Aside from club tournaments, the greatest interest in 
tennis in 1915 was centered in the city championships, held in September at the Sedg- 
wick Farm Club. The number of entries was large and the contests good. Among 
those prominent in this tournament were Stuart F. Raleigh, who successfully 
defended his title of city champion; E. L. Robertson, winner of singles and challenger 
for the title: John Shove, runner-up, and A. R. Acheson and J. C. Richters, doublesi 
champions. There is also a list of players, any one of whom may encompass the down- 
fall »f those seemingly ranked above him, namely. Walker, Thomas Raleigh, Worden, 
Wadsworth and one or two others. A very close and exciting team competition between; 
the Sedgwick Farm and Thornden clubs wound up the season. This was decided by 
the last match in favor of the Sedgwick Farm Club. The score in singles was 3 to 3, 
while in the doubles the latter club won two out of the three matches. 

Lenox (Mass.) Tournament.— Large galleries and interesting tennis were the rule at 
the annual open tournament held on the courts of the Hotel Aspinwall, Lenox, during 
the week of August 16. Hutting Worth of the West Side Tennis Club of New York 
won the Bien's singles after a hard match in the finals with E. H. Chase of Pittsfield, 
Mass., 5/7, 6/0, 9/7, 6/2. In the doubles, G. and E. Dunn d. E. S. Chase and R. New- 
man, 5/7, 6/3, 3/6, 6/4, 6/4. Mrs. A. H. Chapin defeated Miss I. Piatt in the final round 
of singles, 6/3, 6/3, and Miss Piatt ijind E. S. Chase won from Mr. aud Mrs. A. H. 
Chapin in the final of the mixed doubles, 6/3, 6/2. 

Longwood Covered Courts Tournament.— R. N. Williams, 2nd, won the second annual 
invitation tournament of the Longwood Covered Courts, Inc., at Chestnut Hill, P>oston, 
March 25-27. In the doubles, Williams Avas paired with Harry C. Johnson, and the pair 
repeated their 1914 victory by defeating N. W. Niles and A. S. Dabney in a five-set 
match. Williams' victory in the singles was easier. He lost a set in his first match 
with G. C. Caner, and then defeated J. D. E. Jones and H. C. Johnson setless. The 
summaries- Men's singles— First round — J. D. E. Jones d. A. J. Veysey, 6/4, 6/3; R. N. 
Williams, 2nd d. G. Colket Caner, 6/8, 6/2, 6/2; N. W. Niles d. A. S.- Dabney, 6/4, 6/2; 
H C. Johnson d. G. P. Gardner, Jr., 6/3, 6/1; Irving C. Wright d. B. S. Prentice, 4/6, 
6/3 6/2. Second round— Jones d. T. R. Pell, 7/9, 6/0, 6/3; Williams d. J. S. Pfaffman, 
7/5, 6/3; Johnson d. Niles, 6/2, 6/2; Wright d. H. G. M. Kelleher, 7/5, 7/5. Semi-final 
round — Williams d. Jones, 7/5, 6/0; Johnson d. Wright, 4/6, 6/1, 6/3. Final round- 
Williams d. Johnson, 6/2, 6/1, 8/6. Men's doubles— First round— R. N. Williams, 2nd 
and Harrv C. Johnson d. Irving C. Wright and G. P. Gardner, Jr., 6/2, 6/4; N. W. 
Niles and" A. S. Dabney d. A. J. Veysey and H. G. M. Kelleher, 6/3, 6/2. Semi-final 
round- Williams and Johnson d. T. R. Pell and B. S. Prentice, 6/1, 6/2; Niles and Dab- 
ney d G C. Caner and H. S. Pfaffman, 6/4, 6/3. Final round — Williams and Johnson d. 
nSics and Dabney, 6/4, 3/6, 4/6, 6/3, 6/4. 

Morristown Field Club Open Tournament for Women. — Miss Clare Cassel was the 
conspicuous performer In the open tournament for women on the courts of the Morris- 
town Field Club, Morristown, N. J., beginning May 25. She won the singles and, with 
Miss Marie Wagner, the doubles. Her only failure was in the mixed event, when Miss 
Cassel and F. C. Bangs were defeated by Mrs. Marshall McLean and S. Young. The 
summaries: Women's singles— First round— Miss MoUa Bjurstedt d. Miss M. Pierson, 
6/1, 6/1; Miss F. A. Ballin d. Miss E. C. Lindley, 9/7, 5/7, 6/2; Mrs. Frederick Schmitz 
d. Miss M. Taylor, 1/6, 6/4, 6/3; Miss Whitney d. Miss A. Morrison, 6/3, 6/1; Mrs. 
Robert Le Roy d. Miss Adele Cragin, 6/1, 6/1. Second round— Miss A. Kortright d. 
Miss M. Marshall, 6/4, 6/2; Miss I. A. Kissel d. Miss Marion Vanderhoef, 3/6, 7/5, 6/4; 
Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss Ballin, 6/2, 3/6, 6/1; Mrs. Schmitz d. Miss H. French, 6/1, 6/2; 
Mrs. R. A. Pope d. Miss Whitney, 6/0, 6/3; Mrs. Le Roy d. Miss R. Eltinge, 6/3, 6/2; 
Miss F. Sheldon d. Miss M. Hamilton, 6/0, 6/2. Third round— Miss Kissel d. Miss Kort- 
right. 6/1, 6/2; Mrs. Schmitz d. Miss Bjurstedt, 1/6, 7/5, 2/0. retired; Miss Clare Cassel 
d. Mrs. Pope, 6/3. 6/2; Miss Sheldon d. Mrs. Le Roy. 2/6. 6/0, 6/4. Semi-final round- 
Mrs. Schmitz d. Miss Kissel. 6/2, 6^3; Miss Cassel d. Miss Sheldon, 7/5, 6/2. Final 
round— Miss Cassel d. Mrs. Schmitz, 7/5, 6/3. Women's doubles— Mrs. Marshall McLean 
and Miss Molla Bjurstedt d. Miss Mears and Miss Cheeseman. 6/1, 6/1; Miss I. A. 
Kissel and Miss E. C. Lindley d. Mrs. Victor and Mrs. Frelinghuysen, 6/3. 6/4: Miss 
Edna Wildey and Mrs. N. Farley d. Miss M. Pierson and Miss Foote, 6/3, 6/4; Mrs. R. 
A. Pope and Mrs. Robert Le Roy d. Miss M. Taylor and Miss A. Morrison, 6/0, 6/3; 
Mrs. F. Ford and Miss M. Swords d. Mrs. J. H. McLean and Miss Swords, 6/3, 3/6, 6/1. 
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Spader, 6/1, 6/1; Mrs. Marshall McLean and Miss Bjurstedt d. Miss Kissel and Mis^ 
1/indley, 6/2, 6/4; Miss Wildey and Mrs. Farley d. Mrs. Pope and Mrs. Le Koy, 6/4, 6/0; 
Mrs. Ford and Miss M. Swords d. Miss H. French and Miss Adele Cragin, 6/3, 6/4. 
Semi-final round— Miss Wagner and Miss Cassel d. Mrs. Marshall McLean and Miss 
Bjurstedt, 7/9, 6/4, 6/1; Miss Wildey and Mrs. Farley d. Mrs. Ford and Miss M. 
.Swords, 6/2, 6/2. Final round— Miss Wagner and Miss Cassel d. Miss Wildey and Mrs. 
N. Farley, 6/2, 6/4. Mixed doubles— Final round— Mrs. Marshall McLean and S. Young 
d. Miss Molla Bjurstedt and Schinzel, 3/6, 6/3, 6/4. Women's handicap singles— Final 
round- Mrs. Marshall McLean d. Miss M. Taylor, 6/4, 1/6, 6/3. 

Nassau and Queens Counties Championships.— R. Howard Boggs of Rockville Centre, 
Long Island, N. Y., won the sini^les title at the tournament for the championship of 
Nassau and Queens Counties, held on the courts of the Great Neck Hills Country Club, 
beginning May 29. The doubles went to R. B. Gatcomb and Henry. The summaries: 
Men's singles— First round— A. F. Von Bernuth d. Kenneth Warden, 6/1, 6/2: T. W. 
Hoxie d. Frank Lyons, 7/5, 1/6, 8/6; Merle Johnson d. Allen Walker, 6/3, 2/6, 6/4. Sec- 
ond round— R. H. Roberts d. W. P. Powell, 6/0, 6/0; R. B. Gatcomb d. J. T. Harrison, 
3/6, 7/5, 6/3; A. Lennox d. W. H. Wheeler, 6/3, 6/3; A. F. Von Bernuth d. Hoxie, 6/4, 
6/4; H. M. Hobart d. Johnson, 4/6, 6/4, 6/1; C. C. Creighton d. A. T. Hutchinson, 6/4, 
5/7, 6/3; R. H. Bogge d. E. Ashley, 6/1, 6/0; R. L. Von Bernuth d. Joseph Clifford, 6/1, 
6/2. Third round— Gatcomb d. Roberts, 6/0, 8/6; A. Von Bernuth d. Lennox, 7/5, 6/0; 
Hobart d. Creighton, 6/3, 6/3; Boggs d. R. Von Bernuth, 6/1, 9/7. Semi-final round— 
A. Von Bernuth d. Gatcomb, 3/6, 6/1, 6/2; Boggs d. Hobart, 6/1, 6/4. Final round— 
Boggs d. A. Von Bernuth, 6/2, 5/7, 6/4, 6/4. Men's doubles — First round — Michener and 
Howard d. C. C. Creighton and T. W. Hoxie, 3/6, 6/3, 7/5; Merle Johnson and R. H. 
Roberts d. Kenneth Warden and Barnwell, 6/2, 6/0; R. L. Von Bernuth and A. F. Von 
Bernuth d. H. IVL Hobart and A. T. Hutchinson, 5/7, 6/1, 6/2; Allen Walker and Frank 
Lyons d. E. Ashley and Tuohy, 6/4, 4/6, 7/5; A. Lennox and Joseph Clifford d. Watt 
and W. P. Powell, 9/7, 6/3. Second round — R. H. Boggs and Sears d. Michener and 
Howard, 6/2, 6/2; Von Bernuth and Von Bernuth d. Johnson and Roberts, 7/5, 6/2; 
Walker and Lyons d. Lennox and Clifford, 6/2, G/1; R. B. Gatcomb and Henry d. F. W. 
Seymour and C. W. Seymour, 6/2, 6/0. Semi-final round — Von Bernuth and Von Ber- 
nuth d. Boggs and Sears, 7/5, 6/3; Gatcomb and Henry d. Walker and Lyons, 6/3, 6/1. 
Final round — Gatcomb and Henry d. Von Bernuth and Von Bernuth, 7/5, 3/6, 6/1, 6/1. 

Nassau Country Club Invitation Tournament. — The annual invitation tournament of 
the Nassau Country Club, Glen Cove, L. I., beginning July 1, attracted a fine entry 
list, and the play was excellent. Karl H. Behr won the singles event, defeating 
William J. Clothier, the 1914 winner, in the final round, in a notable match of four 
sets. After winning the first two sets in the final round of the doubles, Cedric Major 
and A. H. Man, Jr. were defeated by Clothier and A. S. Dabney in the remaining 
three sets. The summaries: Men's singles — First round — ^J. J. Armstrong d. L. E. 
Mahan, 6/1, 6/4; C. C. Pell d. Cedric Major, 4/6, 7/5, 6/2; W. J. Clothier d. F. M. Wat- 
rous, 6/1, 6/0; W. M. Hall d. S. C. Millett, 6/1, 6/3; Hugh Tallant d. H. C. Martin, 6/3, 
6/2; C. L. Johnston, Jr. d. E. P. Larned, 2/6, 8/6, 6/2; A. H. Man, Jr. d. H. S. Parker, 
3/6, 6/0, 7/5; S. H. Voshell d. David Duncan, 6/3, 6/1; A. S. Dabney, Jr. d. F. Cady, 
3/6, 6/1, 6/3; F. C. Inman d. H. W. Warner, 6/1, 6/2; Leonard Beekman d. G. C. Caner, 
6/3, 9/7; T. R. Pell d. F. C. Baggs, 6/4, 6/1. Second round— Armstrong d. A. M. Lovi- 
bond, 6/3, 5/7, 6/0; Clothier d. C. C. Pell, 6/2, 9/7; Hall d. Tallant, by default; C. M. 
Bull, Jr. d. F. T, Frelinghuysen, 6/4, 6/4; K. H, Behr d. Johnston, 6/3, 6/2; Voshell d. 
Man, 6/3, 7/9, 7/5; Inman d. Dabney, 8/6, 6/0; T. R. Pell d. Beekman, 6/4, 2/6, 6/4. 
Third round— Clothier d. Armstrong, 6/3, 7/5; Hall d. Bull, 6/2, 6/4; Behr d. Voshell, 
6/2, 4/6, 8/6; T. R. Pell d. Inman, 6/3, 6/4. Semi-final round— Clothier d. Hall, 6/4, 6/1; 
Behr d, T. R. Pell, 6/2, 6/1. Final round— Behr d. Clothier, 4/6, 6/4, 6/2, 6/4. Men's 
doubles — First round — Beekman and H. Throckmorton d. R. H. Carleton and W. A. W. 
Stewart, 3/6, 6/1, 6/4; Clothier and Dabney d. Frelinghuysen and C. C. Pell, 6/4, 
3/6, 6/3; Voshell and Baggs d. Armstrong and Caner, 6/4, 4/6, 6/4; Inman and E. P. 
Larned d. Tallant and Cady, 6/2, 5/7, 6/1; T. R. Pell and Bull d. Johnston and 
Lovibond, 6/1, 6/1; Major and Man d. Martin and Felix Doubleday, 6/1, 1/6, 6/3; 
Hackett and Hall d. Parker and S, Porter, 6/3, 6/4. Second round — Clothier and Dab- 
ney d. Beekman and Throckmorton, 6/4, 2/6, 6/1; Voshell and Baggs d. Inman and 
Larned, 7/5, 11/9; Major and Man d. T. R. Pell and Bull, 7/5, 6/4;. Hackett and Hall d. 
Mahan and C. F. Watson, Jr., 6/3, 6/3. Semi-final round — Clothier and Dabney d. 
Voshell and Baggs, 6/3, 1/6, 6/0; Major and Man d. Hackett and Hall, 6/4, 0/6, 6/2. 
Final round— Clothier and Dabney d. Major and Man, 3/6, 12/14, 6/2, 6/1, 6/4. 

New Jersey Coast Championship. — Dr. E. B. Dewhurst of Philadelphia was returned 
the winner of the New Jersey Coast Championship in the tournament held on the courts 
of the Bay Head Yacht Club, beginning August 30. His opponent in the final round 
was G. C. Burgwin of Pittsburgh, the 1914 winner. Dewhurst won the match in four 
sets. 7/5, 6/4. 3/6, 6/4. 



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Niagara Falls Championships. — As in the previous year, Daniel W. Stubblefield won 
"the Niagara Falls city championship, W. Ross being the runner-up again. This time, 
however, Stubblefield had more strenuous opposition, winning only after five sets, 3/6, 
1/6, 6/4, 6/2, 6/2. For the county championship, T. W. Hendrick of Buffalo defeated E. 
R. Bartlett in the final round of singles, and Hendrick and Spaulding triumphed over 
Enoch and Sill in the doubles. 

Norfolk Wins Match from Montclair. — A team from the Montclair Athletic Club of 
Montclair, N. J., played a match with the Norfolk Country Club of Norfolk, Va., on 
the latter's courts, the Virginians winning. The summaries: Singles — Haig (M.) d. H. 
Whitehead (N.), 6/3, 4/6, 5/5, called on account of darkness; R. Tunstall (N.) d. Kiddie 
(M.), 6/3, 6/2; Marcus (M.) d. Lewis (N.), 6/4, 6/1; Rogers (N.) d. Brown (M.), 6/3, 
6/3; Eggleston (N.) d. Spenser (M.), 6/3, 6/2. Doubles— H. Whitehead and W. H. Tay- 
lor, Jr. (N.) d. O. H. Hinck and Kiddie (M.), 4/6, 6/2, 6/3; Haig and Marcus (M.) d. 
Mcintosh and R. Tunstall (N.), 6/3, 6/3; Rogers and Lewis (N.) d. Swain and Brown 
(M.), 4/6, 6/2, 6/4. 

Northampton (Mass.) Tournament. — The first open tournament of the Northampton 
Tennis Club was held on the courts of Allen Field, Smith College, beginning June 21. 
The tournament was an entire success. George W. Pike of the Springfield Country 
Club won the men's singles, defeating R. E. Snow in the final round, 6/1, 6/2, 6/1. In 
doubles, Fenimore Cady and J. McCloy of Amherst College Avon from H. L. Daven- 
port and G. W. Pike of Springfield, in the final round, 7/9, 9/7, 6/2. Miss Helen 
Wyman, a former Smith College champion, defeated Mrs. A. H. Chapin' of Springfield, 
In the final round of women's singles, 1/6, 7/5, 6/3. 

Northern Indiana Tournament. — The fourth annual tournament for the championship 
of Northern Indiana, July 26 to 31, was the most successful ever conducted by the 
Fort Wayne Country Club of Fort Wayne, Ind. N. W. Swayne, after a good fight with 
Charles P. Trask, won the final round of singles, 7/5, 3/6, 6/1, 6/0. The match between 
Trask and J. C. Mackrell, Jr., winner of the 1914 tournament, in the semi-final round, 
was one of the best of the competition, the result being in favor of Trask, 6/3, 5/7, 
4/6, 7/5, 6/4. The doubles brought out some interesting tennis, stellar honors going to 
McNagny and Baker of Columbia City, Ind., who defeated Mackrell and Orme, 6/3, 3/6, 
6/3, 6/1. 

North Jersey Coast Championship. — Ralph L. Baggs of New York City turned the 
tables on Carrol S. Bayne for his defeat of the previous year, by winning the North 
Jersey Coast championship, held at the Bathing and Tennis Club, Spring Lake, N. J., 
beginning July 15. Baggs went through the tournament without the loss of a set, and 
in the final round defeated William Benedict. In the challenge round he put out Bayne 
in straight sets. Baggs, with A. S. Cragin as a partner, also won tlie doubles. 

Nyack (N. Y.) Tournament. — The Nyack Country Club's annual open tournament was 
one of the most successful in the history of the competition. In the singles, Abraham 
Bassford, Jr. of Hartsdale, N. Y., repeated his success of the previous year by defeat, 
ing C. L. Johnston, Jr., of Brooklyn, in the final round of singles, 6/2, 6/4, 3/6, 6/3. The 
men's doubles brought together, in the final round, George M. Church and A. M. Kid- 
der and H. Bassford and L. Crowley. As expected, the former team won in straight 
gets, 6/2, 6/2, 6/3. Miss Molla Bjurstedt captured the women's singles from Mrs. Mar- 
shall McLean in the final round, 5/7, 6/2, 6/1. In the final round of the women's dou- 
bles Miss Edna Wildey and Mrs. S. Green defeated Miss Ina Kissel and Miss E. 
Lindley, 4/6, 6/4, 6/3. The mixed doubles went to Mrs. G. L. Chapman and A. M. Kid- 
der, who defeated Mrs. Marshall McLean and W. M. Blair, 6/4, 3/6, 7/5. 

Ohio Intercollegiate Tennis Association Tournament.— The seventh annual tournament 
of the Ohio Intercollegiate Tennis Association was held at Columbus, May 20 to 24. 
The institutions represented were: Oliio State University, Ohio Wesleyan University, 
Otterbein University, Denison University, and Oberlin, Kenyon and Mount Union col- 
leges. Ohio State carried off the honors in the singles and Oberlin in the doubles. The 
summaries: Singles— First round— Schaefer (K. ) d. Pickering (O. S.), 6/3. 7/5; Moore 
(D.) d. Hoover (Mt. U.), 9/7, 6/2; Maxon (O. S.) d. Smith (O. W.), 5/7. 6/1, 6/1; 
Wilder (Ob.) d. Bercaw (Ot.). 6/2. 6/2: Scott (D.) d. Sapp (K.). 6'3, 6/2; Ross (Ot.) 
d. Coburn (Mt. U.), 7/5, 6/4; Wirthv/ein (O. S.) d. Caldwell (O. W.), 6/0, 7/5: Linden- 
berg (O. S.) d. Bissel (Ob.). 3/6, 6/4. 9/7. Second round— Schaefer d. Moore, 6/3, 7/5; 
Wilder d. Maxon, 6/1, 6/1; Scott d. Ross, 3/6, 6/0, 6/0; Wirthwein d. Lindenberg, 12/10, 
6/4. Semi-final round— Wilder d. Scliaefer. 6/2. 6/4; Wirthwein d. Scott, 6/4, 6/4. Final 
round— Wilder d. Wirthwein, 6/0. 6/0. Challenge round— C. A. Carran (O. S.) d. A. M. 
Wilder, 6/8, 6/2, 6/4, 5/7. 6/1. Doubles- First round— Wilder and Bissel (Ob.) d. Scott 
and Moore (D.), 6/3. 6/3: Smith and Caldwell (O. W.) d. Bercaw and Ross (Ot.), 6/3, 
6/2; Miller and Lindenberg (O. S.) d. Hoover and Geltz (Mt. U.), 6/3. 7/9. 6/4; Sapp 
and Schaefer (K.) d. Carran and Wirthwein (0. S.), 2/6, 6/4, 6/3. Semi-final round— 



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Wilder and Bissel d. Smith and Caldwell, 6/2, 6/2; Sapp and Schaefer d. Miller and 
Lindenberg, 6/2, 8/6. Final round— Wilder and Bissel d. Sapp and Schaefer, 8/6, 6/4, 
6/4. In consolation singles, Bissel d. Smith, 7/5, 11/9. 

Ojai Valley Tournament. — More than two hundred and fifty players participated in 
the twelve events of the Ojai Valley Tennis Club's twentieth annual tournament, held 
on the courts at Nordhoff, Southern California, April 15, 16, 17. Ward Dawson won 
the men's singles by defeating Van Dyke Johns, the Stanford University champion, in 
the final round, 0/6, 7/5, 6/1. With Clifton B.. Herd as a partner, Dawson also took 
the doubles, winning from Gorham and Wynne Mace in the final, 9/7, 9/7. Miss Flor- 
ence Sutton won the women's singles and also the doubles, with Mrs. Widdowson as a 
partner. The special singles for women went to Miss McColl. The bo.vs' interscho- 
lastic singles and doubles aroused a great deal of interest, because the championships 
of Southern California were at stake. Hawkes of Pasadena High School won the sin- 
gles from Clover of Los Angeles High School, in the final round, 6/4, 6/4. In the dou- 
bles. Clover and Peterson, representing Los Angeles High School, defeated Andrews 
and AUder of Long Beach, 6/2, 6/1. In the girls' events. Miss Beveridge of Marl- 
borough School defeated Miss Kincher of Nordhoff High School, in the final round of 
singles, 6/4, 6/8, 6/2, and in the doubles, Nordhoff High Avon, Miss Baker and Miss Gar- 
land defeating Miss Beveridge and Miss Eisenmayer in the final round, 6/2, 8/6. Johns 
of Stanford University won the intercollegiate singles from his teammate, Hahn, 6/0, 
'5/7, 6/1, and these two players won the doubles from Morrow and Little of the Univer- 
sity of Southern California, 6/0, 7/5. The feature event of the tournament, however, 
was an exhibition match of doubles, in which Maurice E. McLoughlin and Carl Gard- 
ner defeated Ward Dawson and Clifton Herd, 5/7, 6/3, 6/4. In a mixed doubles compe- 
tition, Miss Floi-ence Sutton and Wynne Mace defeated Mrs. Widdowson and Herd, 7/5, 
6/3, in the final round. 

Orange County (N. Y.) Championship. — Joseph L. Jova won the championship of 
Orange County, N, Y., in the tournament held on the courts of the Orange County 
Golf Club, during the week of August 23. He defeated J. H. L. Todd, the 1914 cham- 
pion, 6/3, 6/1, 6/2. The summaries: Men's singles — First round — Robert Johnson d. A. 
Player, 6/1, 6/1; J. H. L. Todd d. Nelson Alexander, 2/6, 6/3, 6/1. Second round— J. T. 
Cassedy d. Brower, 6/0, 6/3; J. L. Jova d. J. H, Kyte, 6/1, 6/4; Taylor Moore d. S. 
Gibbe, 6/3, 6/1; Dr. I. Van Keuren d. Johnson, 6/4, 6/2; Todd d. Ted Nickinson, 6/2, 6/2; 
Miller d. Anderson, 6/1, 6/2; A. AVood d. Appleby, 6/2, 6/0. Third round— Jova d. Cas- 
sedy, 6/3, 9/7; Van Keuren d. Moore, 7/5, 7/9, 6/2; Todd d. Miller, 6/0, 7 ': Wood d. 
Schlesinger, 6/4, 6/2. Semi-final round — Jova d. Van Keuren, 6/3, 6/3; Todd d. Wood, 
6/2, 6/1. Final round — Jova d. Todd., 6/3, 6/1, 6/2. Men's doubles — First round— Wood 
and Moore d. Roger and Nickinson, 6/2, 6/4; Alexander and Rulison d. Gibbe and 
Appleby, 2/6, 6/2, 6/3; Todd and Kyte d. Brower and Johnson, 4/6, 6/2, 6/1. Semi-final 
round — Jova and Cassedy d. Wood and Moore, 6/3, 6/1: Todd and Kyte d-. Alexander 
and Rulison, 6/2, 3/6, 7/5. Final round— Jova and Cassedy d. Todd and Kyte, 7/5, 
6/2, 6/2. 

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Intercity Matches. — Philadelphia and Pittsburgh teams 
played two matches at Philadelphia, Jul.v 17 and 18, the result being a draw. On the 
first day Pittsburgh won four single matches and one double to Philadelphia's two 
singles and two doubles, but on the second day Philadelphia Avon four siuiiles and one 
double to Pittsburgh's two singles and two doubles. The Philadelphia team Avas made 
up of W. F. Johnson, Stanley Pearson, L. C. Wister, P. S. Osborne, C. M. Harlan and 
C. N. Beard. The Pittsburgh players were: W. S. McEllroy, Percy D. Siverd, J. D. 
lams, T. C. Ward, C. S. Garland and J. E. McLain. 

Philadelphia Interclub Tennis League Championship. — The Merion Cricket Club, for 
the second successive time, Avon the championship of the Philadelphia Interclub Tennis 
League in both the first and second divisions. Wallace F. Johnson Avas the star per- 
former for Merion. Another jila.ver Avliose performance stood out i)rominently was 
Willis E. Davis, a Californian attending the University of Pennsylvania. His record 
was quite as good as Johnson's. Playing for the Philadelphia Cricket Club, he defeated 
every No. 1 man in the competition, including Johnson, and lost only one match, with 
Johnson. The summaries: 

FIRST DIVISION. Won. Lost. SECOND DIVISION. Won. Lost. 

Merion 32 8 Merion 21 9 

Philadelphia Cricket 27 13 Germantown 16 14 

GermantoAvn Cricket 25 15 Philadelphia Cricket 16 14 

Belfield 11 29 Belfield 7 23 

Huntingdon Valley 5 35 

Pinehurst (N. C.) Midwinter Tournament. — Harold A. Throckmorton, the national 
interscholastic champion, was the stellar performer at the annual midAvinter compe- 



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tition on the courts of the Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, N. C, from Jami- 
ary 24 to 31. He captured the singles title by defeating J. D. E. Jones of Providence, 
R. I., who had two legs on the cup, in a hair-raising final round, 1/6, 3/6, 6/3, 13/11, 
6/2, and, with R. C. Seaver of P.rookline, Mass., as a partner, annexed the doubles, 
winning from J. D. E. Jones and H. A. Mackinney in the final round, 6/3, 7/5. Not 
contented witli these conquests. Miss P.allin and Throckmorton defeated Miss Weber 
and H. A. Mackinney in the final round of mixed doubles, 6/4, 7/5. In the women's 
events. Miss Alberta' Weber won the singles, defeating Miss Ballin in the final round, 
6/1, 6/1. In the final round of doubles, Mrs. C. H. Chapin of Springfield, 111., and 
Miss Fay Neil of Columbus, Ohio, won from Miss Cornelia Cousins and Miss Alberta 
Weber, 6/1, 6/8, 6/3. 

riainfleld (N. J.) Clubs in Annual Match. — The Park Club repeated its victory of 
1914 by defeating the Plainfield Country Club, 6 matches to 2, in their annual match 
on the Country Club courts, October 2. Nine matches were scheduled, but one doubles 
contest v.-as unfinished on account of darkness. The Park Club won four of the six sin- 
gles matclies and both of the doubles. Tlie Park Club placed a strong team in the 
field, headed by Albert D. Beers, who is also a member of the Country Club. 

Point Judith Country Club Tournament.— The annual tournament of the Point Judith 
Country Club, held at Narragansett Pier, R. I., beginning August 2, was left Incom- 
plete. All the matches in the singles were finished with the exception of the final 
round between W. M. Washburn, the winner of 1914, and Ward Dawson, the Los 
Angeles expert, their meeting being postponed on account of rain, Douglas Watters 
of New Orleans and H. A. Mackinney won the doubles in a match furnishing perhaps 
the most exciting, if not the best, tennis of the week. The summaries: Men's singles- 
First round— R. T. Pratt d. E. F. Burke, 6/2, 6/2; D. S. Watters d. R. Capers, 6/3, 6/3. 
Second round— W. N. Grander d. Pratt, 4/6, 6/2, 8/6; J. G. Tliomas d. H. Swain, 6 '2, 
6/1; F. C. Inman d. F. Washburn, 5/7, 6/3, 6/1; Leonard Beekman d. R. B. Weeden, 
6/1, 6/2; W. M. Washburn d. H. D. Harvey, 6/2, 7/5; Craig Biddle d. A. B. Carver, 6/1, 
6/0; C. R. Branch d. S. Washburn, 6/0, 6/2; F. W. Paul, Jr. d. A. D. Champlin, 6/1, 
6/3; Hoffman Nickerson d. S. H. Bird, 6/4, 6/2; B. C. Law d. Roland Hazard, 6/4, 6/4; 
D. S. Watters d. H. D. Carpenter, 6/1, 6/4. Third round- A. Wylie d. W. N. Granger, 
by default; Inman d. Thomas, 6/4, 7/9, 10/8; Beekman d. A. A. Watters, 6/0, 6/0; W. 
M. Washburn d. Biddle, 10/8, 6/0; Branch d. Paul, 9/7, 1/6, 6/2; Ward Dawson d. Nick- 
erson, 6/4, 6/2; Law d. B. Gatins, 6/0, 6/2; D. S. Watters d. Henshaw, 9/7, 6/3. Fourth 
round— Inman d. Wvlie, 6/4, 6/4; W. M. Washburn d. Beekman, 7/9, 6/0, 6/1; Dawson 
d. Branch, 6/4, 6/0; D. S. Watters d. Law, 6/3, 3/6, 6/3. Semi-final round— W. M. Wash- 
burn d. Inman, 5/7, 6/2, 6/2, 5/2; Dawson d. D. S. Watters, 7/9, 6/0, 6/2, 6/3. Men'a 
doubles— First round— D. S. Watters and Mackinney d. Carver and Patton, 6/0, 6/2; 
Biddle and Dixon d. Wylie and Carpenter, 6/1, 6/0; Henshaw and Law d. Thomas and 
Harvey, 6/4, 3/6, 6/0; Beekman and Dawson d. Paul and Branch, 6/0, 6/4; Bird and 
Thomson d. T. O'Gorman and Pratt, 6/0, 6/3; Hazard and Homans d. W. Vaughn and 
T. Conroy, 6/0, 6/1. Second round- D. S. Watters and Mackinney d. Randolph and 
Gatins, by default; Biddle and Dixon d. Henshaw and Law, 6/2, 6/4; Beekman and 
Dawson d. Bird and Thomson, 6/2, 6/3; Hazard and Homans d. W. M. Washburn and 
F. Washburn, by default. Semi-final round — D. S. Watters and Mackinney d. Biddle 
and Dixon, 6/0, 6/3; Beekman and Dawson d. Hazard and Homans, 6/0, 6/2. Final round 
— D. S. Watters and Mackinney d. Beekman and Dawson, 6/3, 4/6, 6/4, 3/6, 6/3. 

Point Pleasant Tournaments.— The Point Pleasant Tennis Club of Point Pleasant, 
N. J., received two sanctions for tournaments in 1915, the first, an open one, for the 
championship, beginning July 3, on the Hotel Leighton courts. There were thirty-six 
^"ntries in the singles, sixteen pairs in the doubles, and six in the women's singles. 
Percy S. Osborne of Philadelphia, winner of the singles the previous year, retained the 
title by defeating H. H. Hewetson of Bayonne, N. J., 6/1, 6/4, 0/6. 8/6. The victor 
thus becomes the first to hold the handsome new cup put up for this event by local 
subscription. The final round of the doubles brought together Ralph Gatcomb and 
Harold Henry of the West Side Club against Paul W. Gibbons and C. M. Harlan of 
Philadelphia. The former pair, by reason of their having overcome P. S. Osborne and 
Dr. E. B. Dewhurst, were looked upon as almost sure winners, but Gibbons and Harlan 
carried off the honors, 9/7, 4/6, 5/7, 6/4, 6/3. The women's singles did not bring out 
many entries. Miss Zoe Boynton of Bayhead, N. J., was picked as the winner, but 
Mrs. Alan Church of the Bayhead Yacht Club defeated her in the final round, 10/8, 3/6, 
6/2. In the second open tournament, played on the Hotel Leighton courts, September 
4 to 6, N. W. Swayne defeated Lewis in the final round of the men's singles, a hard 
flve-set match; Gatcomb and Henry won from Gibbons and Harlan, 6/1, 3/6, 6/4, 3/6, 
S/6, and Mrs. Ganthy defeated Mrs. Smoker in the women's singles, 6/0, 6/0. 

Powelton Club Tournament.— H. W. Guernsey of Poughkeepsie, N. Y.. defeated F, C. 
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Powelton Club, Newburgh, N. Y., from June 2C to Co. In the doubles, F. C. and R. L. 
Baggs were successful over R, L. James of Saratoga, N. Y., and J. L. Jova, in three 
sets out of four. Mrs. W. H. Pouch defeated Miss M. Gamage in two straight sets, 
6/2, 6/3, and Mrs. CoUingwood and F. C. Baggs Avere the victors over Mrs. Pouch and 
Jova, 7/5, 2/6, 7/5. The summaries: Men's singles — First round — R. L. James d. R. 
Bogle, 6/3, 6/1; Rev. G. A. Green d. W. T. Hilton, Jr., 6/2, 4/6, 7/5; A. J. Veysey d. 

E. W. Wildrick, 6/2, 3/6, 6/3; C. S. Vail d. E. Anthony, 6/^, 6/4; H. Tiffany d. F. G. 
Williams, 6/4, 8/6; F. C. Baggs d. C. Spaulding, by default; J. H. Jills d. W. F. Bur- 
roughs, 6/2, 6/0; K. Peck d. P, C. Ludlum, 6/1, 6/3; L. H. Holt d. J. Elliott, 6/0, 6/0; 
J. L. Jova d. D. Crosby, 6/0, 6/3; H. West d. C. McLean, 6/4, 6/3; G. Peck d. E. Kelly, 
by default; H. W. Guernsey d. L. D. Ledoux, 6/3, 6/3. Semi-final round — James d. 
Veysey, 8/6, 6/3; F. C. Baggs d. K. Peck, 6/1, 11/9; Jova d. West, 6/4, 6/4; Guernsey d. 
R. L. Baggs, 4/6, 6/3, 6/3. Final round— Guernsey d. F. C. Baggs, 6/2, 6/3, 6/1. Men's 
doubles — First round — G. Peck and H. J. West d. F. G. Williams and P. C. Ludlum, 
6/4, 6/2; R. L. James and J. L. Jova d. J. H. Hills and Garrison, 6/1, 6/1; J. H. Holt 
and W. L. Walker d. George King and partner, by default; D. Crosby and partner d. 
J. Smith and partner, by default: J. Elliott and C. McLean d. C. Vail and partner, bj 
default; A. J. Veysey and J. T. Cassedy d. R. S. Tompkins and R. L. Tompkins, 6/1, 
6/2; K, Peck and L. R. Ledoux d. G. Green and partner, by default; F. C. Baggs and 
R. L. Baggs d. V. Forrestal and partner, by default. Semi-final round — James and 
Jova d. Holt and Walker, 6/2, 6/3; Baggs and Baggs d. Veysey and Cassedy, 3/2, 6/1. 
Final round — Baggs and Baggs d. James and Jova, 6/4, 3/6, 6/1, 6/4. 

Princeton "University Interscholastic Championship.— Harold A. Throckmorton of 
Woodbridge High School, Woodbridge, N. J., duplicated his victory of the previous 
year by winning the interscholastic championship, held under the auspices of the 
Princeton University Tennis Association, May 15. In the final round he defeated H. K. 
Bulkley of Hill School, Pottstown, Pa., the runner-up in 1914. The summaries: First 
round — H. A. Throckmorton (Woodbridge H.S.) d. J. B. Hendrickson (Ridgewood 
Prep.), 6/1, 6/1; R. S. Goldman (Ethical Culture School) d. C. M. Cordley (Glen Ridge 
H.S.), 7/5, 6/4; C. B. King (Princeton Prep.) d. T. Francis (Poly Prep.), by default; 
G. Helme (Hill School) d. O. Lewis (Cranford H.S.), 7/5, 4/6, 6/1; W, M. Crouse 
{Princeton Prep.) d. C. Birkholz (Woodbridge H.S.), 6/3, 10/8; P. Van Deventer (Plain- 
field H.S.) d. Cart (Mount Vernon H.S.), by default; K. Bulkley (Hill School) d. 0. 
G. Scibert (Bloomfield H.S.), 6/2, 6/2. Second round — Throckmorton d. Bowman (Mount 
Vernon H.S.), by default; Goldman d. King, 7/5, 6/4; Helme d. Crouse, 6/1, 6/1; Bulk- 
ley d. Van Deventer, 6/3, 3/6, 6/3. Semi-final round— Throckmorton d. Goldman, 6/3, 
6/1; Bulkley d. Helme, by default. Final round— Throckmorton d. Bulkley, 6/4, 6/2, 7/5. 

Rockaway Hunting Club Invitation Tournament. — S. H. Voshell won t'le singles and 
H. H. Hackett and T. R. Pell the doubles at the annual invitation tournament of the 
Rockaway Hunting Club, held on the grass courts of the club at Cedarhurst, L. I., from 
July 19 to 24. The finals on the last day of the tournament drew a bi^ crowd. Tlie 
singles match delighted the gallery, but the doubles was a disappointment. Ward and 
Beek'mkn were generally thought to have a good chance to win, at least they were 
expected to put up a great fight. Hackett and Pell, however, did exactly what they 
liked with the ball and allowed them only five games. For the winners, Hackett 
played a great game, making some wonderful drives and volleys. The summaries: 
Men's singles— First round— H. A. Throckmorton d. G. A. L. Dionne, 6/3," 6/3; C. C. 
Pell d. William Rosenbaum, 6/4, 6/1; F. C. Inman d. B. M. Phillips, 6/4, 2/6, 7/5; A. 
S. Dabney d. H. S. Parker, 6/3, 6/1; V. B. Ward d. C. L. Johnston, Jr., 6/3, 8/6; F. C. 
Baggs d. E. P. Larned, 6/3, 6/3; A. H. Man, Jr. d. F. T. Frelinghuysen, 6/4, 6/3. Sec- 
ond round— T. R. Pell d. C. A. Major, 9/7, 6/3; W. M. Hall d. Throckmorton, 8/6, 6/2; 
Inman d. C. C. Pell, 6/3, 6/S, 7/5; Ward d. Dabney, 6/4, 6/3; Le Roy d. W. L. Pate, 6/1, 
7/5; Man d. Baggs, 8/6, 6/3; S. H. Voshell d. Roy Pier, 6/3, 7/5. Third round— T. K. 
Pell d. Hall, 6/4, 6/1; Ward d. Inman. 6/4, 6/2; Man d. Le Roy, 6/4, 4/6, 6/4; Voshell d. 
Porter, 6/2, 6/4. Semi-final round— Pell d. Ward, 4/6, 8/6, 6/3; Voshell d. Man, 6/2, 3/6, 
6/2. Final round— Voshell d. Pell, 6/8, 6/4, 6/1. Men's doubles— First round— R. D. 
Little and A. S. Dabney d. G. A. L. Dionne and B. M. Phillips, 7/5, 6/3; L. Beekman 
and V. B. Ward d. J. A. Hill and R. Pier, 7/5, 6/4; F. C. Baggs and S. H. Voshell d. 
B. S. Prentice and C. F. Watson, 6/4, 6/2; E. P. Larned and F. C. Inman d. W. L. 
Pate and C. M. Johnston, Jr., 6/4, 6/2; H. H. Hackett and T. R. Pell d. C. C. Pell and 

F. T. Frelinghuysen, 6/4, 6/3; S. Porter and H. S. Parker d. A. H. Man, Jr. and C. A. 
Major, 6/2, 4/6, 7/5. Second round— Beekman and Ward d. Little and Dabney, 4/6, C/4, 
8/6; Baggs and Voshell d. Larned and Inman, 6/2, 6/2; C. M. Bull and L. E. Mahan d. 
R. Le Roy and H. Tallant, 6/0, 3/6, 6/2; Hackett and Pell d. Porter and Parker, 8/6, 
6/2. Semi-final round — Beekman and Ward d. Baggs and Voshell, 11/9, 6/8, 5/4, default; 
Hackett and Pell d. Bull and Mahan, 8/6, 6/2. Final round— Hackett and Pell d. Beek- 
man and Ward, 6/2, 6/2, 6/1, 




1. Alex M. Squair, with Heath Byford, Illinois State Doubles Champions: 2, Heath 
Byford, runner-up Western Singles, and Illinois State Champion: 3. Harold C. Yeager, 
West May wood Tennis Club, winner Singles, Chicago Associated Tennis Clubs; 4, H. 
E. Howard, Wilson Avenue Y.M.C.A., and 5, N. E. Paine, Jr., winners Doubles 
Championship, Chicago Associated Tennis Clubs. 

PARTICIPANTS IN CHICAGO TOURNAMENTS. 



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Rocky Mountain Conference Tournament. — The Universities of Colorado and Utah, 
the Colorado School of Mines, and the Colorado Agricultural College took part in the 
annual Rocky Mountain Conference tennis tournament, held at Denver, Colo., May 22. 
The Utah entries gave the event an intersectional flavor it had never before enjoyed. 
The tournament narrowed to a contest between the Colorado and Utah universities. 
In the doubles, Colorado's team, Richard Scott and Russell Wells, won in one of 
the closest and most thrilling five-set matches ever seen on a Denver court. Utah 
took two out of the first three sets and led at 4/3 in the fourth. Fighting for every 
point, Colorado pulled out the set, 9/7, and took the deciding one, 11/9, after Utah 
had been twice within two points of victory. Gibbs and Little of Utah won decisively 
in singles. Both came through to the finals without the loss of a set, playing splendid 
tennis. They did not play off the final round, but agreed to hold the championship 
between tliem. Dennison of the Colorado "Aggies" proved the real surprise of the 
tournament. He showed an exceptionally brilliant game, and upset the dope by 
defeating Scott of Colorado in straight sets. Dennison promises to be a hard man 
to defeat in future Conference meets. The School of Mines team showed the effects 
of lack of practice, and was defeated in the first round. The courts at the School of 
Mines had not been in condition for practice previous to the tournament, 

Schuylkill Valley Championship. — W. T. Tilden, Jr. of Philadelphia won the cham- 
pionship of the Schuylkill Valley, held on the clay courts of the Plymouth Country 
Club at Norristown, Pa., beginning July 12. In the final round, Tilden defeated N. W. 
Swayne, 6/1, 6/4, 3/6, 6/1. Partnered with Roy Coffin, he won the doubles, and against 
such sterling performers as Wallace Johnson and J. J. Armstrong, the Delaware State 
champions. Paul W. Gibbons won the men's consolation singles, and, with Brooke 
Edwards as a partner, also annexed the doubles. 

Scranton (Pa.) Championship. — The tournament for the championship of Scranton, 
Pa., on the grounds of the Scranton Tenuis Club, July 3 and 5, had twenty-eight 
entries in the singles and thirty teams in the doubles. The quality of play was far 
above that of the previous year, which resulted in the matches attracting a great deal 
more interest. The final round of tlie singles between the Rev. J. H. Rendall and 
Roland von Maur resulted in a victory for the former in a gruelling five-set match, 6/3, 
6/2, 2/6, 0/6, 6/1. In the doubles, Roland von Maur and Robert Lowry defeated Robert 
McClave and Rev. J. H. Rendall in the final round, 2/6. 6/3, 1/6, 6/4, 7/5. 

Seattle (Wash.) City Championships. — In a brilliant exhibition of tennis, Sam Rue- 
sell of the Seattle Tennis Club defeated Ralph Fulton, city champion, in the final 
round of the Seattle Athletic Club tournament for the championship of Seattle, July 1, 
8/6, 6/2, 5/7, 4/6, 7/5. These two players, as partners in the doubles, defeated Palmer 
and Small, 6/1, 6/2. Miss Sara Livingstone won the women's singles, defeating Mrs. 
Stafford in the final round, 6/0, 6/0. In the mixed doubles. Miss A. Greene and Fulton 
triumphed over Mr. and Mrs. Stafford, in the final round, 6/2, 6/1. 

Seattle (Wash.) Interscholastic Championships. — P. T. Chamberlain of Broadway 
School won the interscholastic championsliip of Seattle in singles, at the fourth annual 
tournament held by the Seattle Tennis Club, beginning June 1. This victory gives the 
Broadway School its second leg on the cup, which has also been won once each by 
Franklin and West Seattle schools. Cliamberlain had a hard five-set match with Ralph 
Miller, the runner-up in 1914, the final score being 3/6, 4/6, 8/6, 8/6, G/1. The doubles 
final resulted in a victory for Chamberlain and Allen, who defeated Kitamura and 
Latham, 3/6, 6/1, 2/6, 6/3, 6/1. 

Southern Intercollegiate Championship. — Douglas Watters of Tulane University won 
the Southern intercollc-riatc championship at the tournament held on the new clay 
courts of the Country Club of New Orleans, beginning May 10. Wattors liart as oppo- 
nent Gillespie Stacy of the University of Texas in the final round, but the Tulane 
representative won in straight sets because he was a little steadier of the two and his 
placing very accurate. The summaries: Singles — First ror.nd — Stacy (Tulane) d. 
McGill (Vaiiderhilt), 6/3, 6/3; Bruns (Tulane) d. Fellows (Louisiana State), 6/1, 6/1; 
Young (Vanderbilt) d. Tabor (Louisiana State). 6/3, 6/1; D. Wattcrr (Tulane) d. Broad 
(Texas), 6/0, 6/2. Second round— Stacy d. Bruns, 15/13, 6/3: D. "Vva.ers d. Young, 6/1, 
6/3. Semi-final round— Stacy d. Morris, 6/3, 6/3. 6/4: D. Watters .. A. Watters, 3/6, 
3/6, 6/4, 6/2, 6/2. Final round— D. Watters d. Stacy, 6/4. 6/0, 6/3. Doubles— First rou: d 
— Stacv and Broad (Texas) d. Watters and Morris (Tulane), 5/7, 9/7, 6/3. 6/2; Watte: s 
and Bruns (Tulane) d. Tabor and Fellows (L. S. U.), 6/0, 6/0, 6/2. Semi-final round— 
Btacy and Broad d. Young and McGill (Vanderbilt), 6/1, 6/2, 6/1; Watters and Bruns d. 
(Georgia Tech.), bv default. Final round — Watters and Bruns d. Stacy and Broad, 6/3, 
6/4, 8/10, 6/3. 

South Jersey Toumameut.— The 'ixteenth annual open South Jersey championship 
tournament, held on the Ocean City Yacht Club courts, created a great deal cf interest 
and was a success from every viewpoint. It was the first time the tournamer' 




1, Tennis Tournament, Charleston, W. Va.; 2. Charles F. Gaut, winner West More- 
land County (Pa.) Championship: 3. J. D. laras, winner Allegheny (Pa.) Champion- 
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Wa.B held under the rules of the National Association. There were seventy-five entries 
in the men's singles, twenty-four pairs in the doubles, eight in women's singles, four 
In women's doubles and seven in mixed doubles. In the final round of men's singles, 
Edward T. Catlett defeated E. M. Edwards, 6/3, 6/2, 4/6, 6/4, but in the challenge 
round, Harvey Y. Lake, the title holder, defeated Catlett, the challenger, 8/6, 7/5, 6/3. 
In the men's doubles. Dr. B. B. V. Lyon and Thomson defeated Arthur Kerr and Wal- 
lace Rhoads in the final round, 7/5, 8/6, 5/7, 6/3. Lyon and Thomson were again victors 
in the challenge round, defeating Catlett and J. Kerr, title holders, 6/1, 6/4, 3/6, 6/2. 
Miss Anne E. Wallace won both the final and challenge rounds in women's singles, and 
Mrs. Weitzel and Mrs. Tuttle won the women's doubles. The honors in the mixed dou- 
bles were carried off by Dr. and Mrs. B. B. V. Lyon. 

South Orange (N. J.) Tennis Club Tournament. — In a successful invitation tourna- 
ment, held by the South Orange Lawn Tennis Club of South Orange, N. J., September 
22 to 24, Miss Clare Cassel defeated Miss Florence Ballin in the final round of the 
singles, 7/5, 6/1. Paired with Miss Marie Wagner, Miss Cassel annexed the doubles, 
winning from Miss Ruth Cheeseman and Miss May Whaley in the final round, 6/3, 6/2. 

Staten Island (N. Y.) Championsliip. — L. W. Fisher of Cornell University had a hard 
road to travel before emerging the winner of the Staten Island championship, at the 
tournament held by the Clifton Tennis Club of Arrochar, Staten Island, early in Sep- 
tember. In the semi-finals, Fisher defeated J. B. Foreman, 6/4, 0/6, 6/1, and A. J. 
Cawse won from T. D. Doyle, 6/0, 6/2. In the final, Cawse led Fisher two sets to one 
and three to one in games, when the latter put on an extra burst of speed and won 
eleven out of the next fourteen games and the championship, 2/6, 6/2, 1/6, 6/4, 6/2. 

Stockbridge Golf and Tennis Club rournament. — W. S. Gushing of Simsbury, Conn., 
won his third leg on the challenge bowl, at the annual tournament held at StockV)ridge, 
Mass., during the week of August 23. He defeated A. M. Wilder, the Oberlin (Ohio) 
College champion, the tournament winner, 6/3, 5/7, 6/3, 6/1. In the final round of the 
doubles, Cushing and Doty won from Dwight Partridge and D. T. Dana, in the final 
round, 6/0, 6/2, 6/4. Mrs. Stoddard won the women's singles, and, with Mrs. Gourley, 
also the doubles, but in the mixed doubles, Mrs. Gourley, with Dwight Partridge as a 
partner, was defeated by Mrs. Fenno and Doty, 0/6, 7/5, 6/3. 

Suburban Tennis League Tournament. — The Greenpoint club, which lost the Suburban 
Tennis League championship to the University of Pennsylvania Courts by only one 
point in 1914, carried off the honors in the 1915 tournament with the remarkable record 
of seventy-five points out of a possible ninety points. T. C. Leonards of the LTniver- 
sity of Pennsylvania Courts won the singles honors of the competition, and Leonards 
and Dr. E. L. Eliason took the individual doubles championship with nine victories and 
one defeat. The standing of the clubs follows: 

Won. Lost. Won. Lost. 

Greenpoint 75 15 Stenton 21 69 

Belfield 72 18 P. and R. A. A 21 69 

U. of Pa. Courts 65 25 Wissahickon 16 74 

Sunningdale Country Club Tournament. — The Sunningdale Country Club of Mt. 
Vernon, N. Y., held its first open tournament, beginning September 20, with a good 
entry list, which produced interesting competitions. Benjamin M. Phillips won the 
singles honors, defeating H. W. Forster in the final round, 7/5, 6/2, 7/5. The doubles 
event went to R. L. Baggs and F. T. Hunter, who won a close match in the final 
from Phillips and Dr. William Rosenbaum, 9/7, 6/4. 

Talbot Country Club Tournament.— The third annual open tournament of the Talbot 
Country Club of Easton, Md., was made doubly attractive by the fact that it was 
recognized as a peninsula championship, for which a solid silver trophy for the singles 
and two for the doubles were offered. The singles, which were hotly contested, 
resulted in a victory for Chauncey Crawford, Avho defeated Fred Starr in the final 
round, 6/2, 6/2, 8/6. In the final round of doubles. S. Fleming and F. Schell of Cam- 
bridge, Md., won from C. Crawford and J. Iglehart, 3/6, 8/6, 4/6, 6/2, 6/2. 

The Tennis Sensation of 1915 in the Philippine Islands. — The lawn tennis players 
of Manila, the center of the game in the Philippine Islands, were treated to a veritable 
sensation when E. S. Gee, the champion of that city, who is connected with the Depart- 
ment of Public Works of the Islands and who is in no small way responsible for the 
advancement of the sport in that country, gave a thrilling exhibition of the "come- 
back" article by defeating two of the United States best players, Clarence J. Griffin, 
who, with W. M. Johnston, are the national doubles champions, and Ward Dawson, 
ranked seventh among players of the Pacific Coast, one immediately following the 
other. The fact is the local veteran, as they term Gee in Manila, had fallen back a 
bit in his playing previous to the visit of the two American experts, but quite sur- 




1, Gordon Minor, holder of the Buckeye Trophy, given for local competition, Cleve- 
land: 2, Walter Newell, one of the star players of the Kansas City Athletic Club; 3, 
Al Lindauer. holder of Singles and, with P. Slettleland, Doubles Champions Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin; with Jack Cannon, Doubles Champions of Iowa; 4, C. H. 
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prisingly, in anticipation of the arrival of the visitors, he was playing the game of 
his life, Just before meeting them on the courts. Although Griffin and Dawson had 
been off the boat but three days they played hard tennis, showing no evidence of being 
handicapped by "sealegs." Gee's first match was with Dawson. In the first set 
both men pla.ved carefully, Gee winning, 7/5. In the second set, Dawson played the 
fastest tennis ever seen in Manila, defeating the local champion, 6/4. In the third, 
Dawson tired. He still shone with his overliand smashes, but kis hard drives either 
skipped out of the court or smashed into tlie net. He dropped the set, 6/0. No sooner 
had Dawson been disposed of, than Gee took on Griffln. He won, 6/1, 7/5, and the 
time occupied in playing the two matches was two hours and ten minutes. The prin- 
cipal point in Gee's play was its accuracy. His service was better than ever before. 

Thousand Islands Tournament. — The tournament of the Thousand Islands Country 
Clul), held on its clay courts on Wellesley Island, Alexandria Bay, N. Y., during the 
week of July 12, was entirely successful. The sensation of the tournament was the 
defeat of Miss Molla Bjurstedt, the national champion, by Mrs. Marshall McLean, 
former holder of the national title. The latter won in straight sets. 6/3, 7/5. The 
men's singles was taken b.v Charles M. Bull, Jr., of Brooklyn, who defeated Irving C, 
Wright of Boston in the final round, 6/4, 2/6, 5/7, 7/5, 8/6. Clarence Hobart and L. H. 
Yilas defeated Irving C. Wright and A. G. Miles in the men's doubles, 7/5, 5/7, 7/5, 
7/5, and in the mixed doubles Miss Bjurstedt and G. E. McLean defeated Mr. and Mrs. 
B. F. Briggs in the final round, 4/6, 6/0, 7/5. 

Pri-County (Pennsylvania) Championship. — W. S. McEllroy of Pittsburgh again won 
the singles honors in the second annual tri-county tennis tournament for the cham- 
pionship of Allegheny, Fa.vette and Westmoreland (Pennsylvania) counties, held 
tinder the auspices of the Trafford Tennis Association during the week of July 31. In 
the final round McEllroy had J. C. Mackrell as an opponent, and the former, playing 
perfect tennis, had an easy victory, 6/0, 6/0, 6/4. The doubles brought out some of the 
best tennis ever seen in Pittsburgh. Lloyd and N. W. Swayne, who were picked as 
almost sure finalists, were put out in a fast match by the Castles of Allegheny College 
fame. The deciding round was delayed until October 30, when Dr. T. W. Stephens and 
McEllroy repeated their success of the previous year by defeating J. G. and H. Castle, 
2/6, 6/2, 5/7, 6/4, 6/1. 

Tri-State League Championship. — The championship season of the Tri-State League, 
composed of clubs of Penns.vlvania, New Jersey and Delaware, was brought to a close 
October 23, witli a match between Overbrook, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., played at 
Overbrook, the home team winning, 9 — 0. Belfield had previously won first place by 
defeating Overbrook, 6 — 3. The contesting teams in the league race were: Belfield 
Country Club, Overbrook Golf Club, Plymouth Country Club and Cynwyd Club, Penn- 
sylvania; Moorestown (N. J.) Field Club and Wilmington (Del.) Country Club. The 
Belfield team made a remarkable record, winning seventy out of a possible ninety 
points. Percy S. Osborne, captain of the team, went through the season without sus- 
taining a defeat. As was generally anticipated, the Overbrook Golf Club finished in 
second place. Osborne won the individual singles championship, while trophies, 
emblematic of the doubles championship, went to Howard Biddle, captain of the Over- 
brook team, and E. B. Moore of the Belfield Country Club. The final standing of the 
teams follows: -^on. Lost. Won. Lost. 

Belfield Country Club 70 20 Moorestown Field Club 30 60 

Overbrook Golf Club ^.. 61 29 Cynwyd Club 26 61 

Plymouth Country Club 55 35 Wilmington Country Club 25 6? 

XTniontown (Pa.) Tennis Club Tournament. — The fourth annual open tournament of 
the LTniontown Tennis Club was held September 8 and following days. The four clay 
courts were in perfect condition, and with ideal weather during the entire event, some 
interesting and remarkable matches were seen. Thomas Cummins of Wheeling, W. Va., 
played an exceptionally fine game, and Avell earned the singles cup by defeating his 
teammate from Wheeling, Wright Hugus, in the final round. In the challenge round, 
Cummins played W. S. McEllroy of Pittsburgh, Pa., who alread.v had two legs on the 
cup. After losing the first set at 1/6, Cummins came back in splendid form, for after 
allowing McEllroy a lead of four games to none, he ran the set out at 10/8. He won 
the third set, dropped the fourth, and took the fifth set and match. The men's dou- 
bles was won by Hugus and Cummins, who defeated Read and Pardee in straight sets. 
In the mixed doubles, the visiting players were disposed of in the second round, leav- 
ing R. K. Neilson and Miss Frances Breckenridge of Uniontown to win the final round 
from F. W. Newhall and Miss Madeline Bulger, also of Uniontown. The summaries: 
First round— F. A. Galer d. Merkle, by default : H. B. Mustin d. C. M. Johnson, 6/3, 
6/0: R. K. Neilson d. E. Lytle, by default: Wright Hugus d. Chisholm Garland, 6/0, 
6/2; E. R. Johnson d. James Grimes, by default: Frank Snider d. John Horn, by 
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6/4; R. W. Marsh d. Grant Siverd, by default; J. Pardee d. Smith Semans, 6/1, 6/1; 
Thomas Cummins d. J. K. Schmertz, 6/1, 6/2; Paul Maher d. Ebbert, by default; J. B. 
Watson d. Robert Wood, 6/4, 0/6, 6/3; Ken. Reid d. C. L. Lewellyn, 2/6, 6/3, 9/7; Frank 
Haymond d. P>owie, by default; Louis Vaczek d. C. R. Sammons, by default. Semi- 
final round— Hugus d. Snider, 6/4, 6/2; Cummins d. Reid, 6/2, 6/3. Final round — Cum- 
mins d. Hugus, 6/4, 9/7, 6/2. Challenge round— Cummins d. W. S. McEUroy, 1/6, 10/8, 
6/3, 1/6, 6/3. Men^s doubles— First round — Joseph Seamans and H. LaClair d. Grant 
Siverd and Billings, by default; H. Semans and Thomas Semans d. Ed. Semans and S. 
Lenhart, by default; F. M. Semans and W. Beeson d. James Robinson and N. C. Beall, 
6/1, 6/2; W. J. Frost and M. Bulger d. Robert Wood and Louis Vaczek, 4/6, 6/3, 6/4; 
H. G. Sturgis and R. K. Neilson d. Frank Snider and S. Semans, 5/7, 7/5, 7/5. Semi- 
final round— Read and Pardee d. Eckert and Newhall, 6/0, 6/3; Hugus and Thomas 
Cummins d. Reid and Brown, 6/0, 6/2. Final round— Hugus and Cummins d. Read and 
Pardee, 6/2, 6/2, 7/5. Mixed doubles — Semi-final round — Miss Breckenridge and R. K. 
Neilson d. Miss Taylor and Pardee, 10/8, 6/4; Miss Bulger and F. W. Newhall d. Miss 
Huston and J. Robinson, 6/1, 6/3. Final round — Miss Breckenridge and R. K. Neilson 
d. Miss Bulger and F. W. Newhall, 3/6, 6/3, 6/4. 

TTniversity Heights Tennis Club Tournament. — The fifth annual open tournament of 
the University Heights Tennis Club, New York City, opened July 3 and finished July 
11. There was a record entry both as to size and class, which was probably partly due 
to the fact that the United States National Lawn Tennis Association granted to the 
club the North Side championship in singles and doubles, and partly to the added 
attraction of The Tribune Challenge Cup, a handsome solid silver affair, to go to the 
player winning the singles three times, not necessarily in succession. The draw 
showed an even one hundred entries for this event. It was an exceptionally well bal- 
anced draw, bringing together in the semi-finals Arthur Lovibond, last year's winner, 
and Jimmie O'Neale, the Columbia base ball pitcher and last year's runner-up, both 
members of the Hamilton Grange Club, in the upper half, and Abe Bassford, Jr., of 
Hartsdale, and his erstwhile pupil, F. T. Hunter of New Rochelle and Cornell Uni- 
versity, in the lower bracket. Lovibond repeated his success of last year in defeating 
O'Neale, 6/1, 7/5, but Hunter proved altogether too strong for Bassford, who changed 
his usual lobbing game and forsook the backline for the net, only to have Hunter 
repeatedly find the side lines with his severe forehand drive in passing shots. The 
score was 6/4, 6/1. Tlie final between Hunter and Lovibond was a heartbreaking affair 
for the veteran, who, with the sets two-all and the games five to two in his favor, 
found his strength failing in the face of the hard attack of his young opponent. Sev- 
eral times Lovibond seemed about to pull it out, but Hunter finally won, and his will 
be the first name engraved on the challenge trophy. The score: 6/4, 2/6, 5/7, 6/4, 7/5. 
The doubles went to Lovibond and Steinkampf, the latter of Bedford Park. Their oppo- 
nents in the final round were Hunter and Al. Ostendorf, also of Bedford Park. A 
close match seemed assured, but Lovibond and Steinkampf won in straight sets, mainly 
due to Ostendorf 's t, ildness; this in spite of the fact that Lovibond and Steinkampf 
had already played a match that day, the semi-finals, which they Avere at some trouble 
to pull out against Cliarles (^liambers of Kings County and J. Mersereau of the home 
club, who took the first set from the ultimate winners, 8/6. The score of the final was 
6/4, 10/8, 6/1, 

Western Conference Tournament. — In the Western Conference tournament, held at 
Chicago, 111., May 27 to 31, C. A. Carran, Ohio State University, defeated MacNeal, 
University of Chicago, in the semi-final round, 6/4, 8/6, and Carran repeated his suc- 
cess in the final round by defeating Bennett of the University of Chicago, 6/1, 1/6, 6/3, 
6/2. In the final of the doubles. Gross and MacNeal (University of Chicago) d. H. 
James and M. James (Northwestern), 6/2, 6/4, 3/6, 8/6. 

Western New Jersey Championship, — W. T. Tilden, 2nd, won the Western New Jersey 
championship at the tournament held on the courts of the Moorestown Field Club, 
Moorestown, N. J., beginning September 11. The summaries: Men's singles — First 
round— W. T. Tilden, 2nd, d. A. H. Reeve, Jr., 6/0, 6/2; H. W. Page d. E. Catlett, by 
default; E. B. Dewhurst d. W. Kraft, 7/5, 6/2; W. Boreau d. S. Scoville, Jr., by 
default; W. F. Reeve, 3d, d. P. W. Gibbons, by default; A. C. Ferguson, Jr. d. W. W. 
Twaddell, Jr., by default; W. Knight d. P. Truscott, 6/2, 6/0; T- W. Smith d. J. 
McClatchy, 6/1, 6/0; A. F. Picolet d. E. P. Evanson, 6/2, 6/1; B. Kraft d. C. J. Allen, 
by default. Second round — E. S. Hanna d. E. Satterthwaite, by default; L. Bacon d. 
J. S. Pettit, 6/8, 9/7, 17/15; A. A. Cappelle, Jr. d. B. F. Clayberger, Jr., by default; H. 
E. Reeve d. A. L. Hoskins, 3/6, 6/0. 6/2; T. H. D. Perkins d. W. Borton, by default; 
Tilden d. E. B. Moore, 6/0, 6/2; Dewhurst d. H. W. Page, 8/6, 9/7; W. F. Reeve, 3d, d. 
W. Boreau, 8/6, 6/2; Knight d. A. Ferguson, 6/1, 7/5; Smith d. A. F. Picolet, 6/3, 6/2; 
Kraft d. N. Nicholson, by default: E. C. Hall d. W. Nassau, 6/2. 6/2; A. L. Savery d. 
A. Nicholson, 6/1, 6/1; W. P. Rowland d. P. S. Osborne, by default; E. W. Palmer d. 
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Tilden d. Hanna, 6/2, 6/0; Hall d. Savery, 6/4, 6/4. Final round— Tilden d. Hall, 11/9, 
6/4, 0/6, 4/6, 6/4. Men's doubles— Final round— W. T. Tilden, Jr. and W. F. Reeve d. 
H. W. Page and E. C. Hall, 6/1, 6/8, 6/4, 4/6, 7/5. Men's consolation singles— Final 
round— H. W. Page d. P. Truscott, 6/3, 4/6, 7/5, 6/2. 

Western New York Interscholastic Tournament. — A large entry of schoolboys was 
received for the Western New York interscholastic championship tournament, held by 
the Park Club of Buflalo, beginning June 7. Cornelius Boocock of the Nichols School 
of Buffalo ^\on the championship title by defeating Chester Gale of the Lafayette 
High School, 4/6, 6/3, 6/3, 6/4. The Albert T. Spaulding Cup for the school whose 
players win the greatest number of actual matches played during the tournament was 
captured by the Lafayette High School of Buffalo. 

Wheeling Tennis Club Tournament. — With ideal weather conditions, and with the 
largest entry in the history of the event, the fourth annual open tournament of the 
Wheeling Tennis Club was successfully conducted on the five clay courts of the club at 
Edgedale, Wheeling, June 21 to 25. The final round of singles brought together Brown 
Ransom of Beaver Falls, a lad eighteen years old, and Thomas Cummins of Wheeling, 
former Cornell teunis captain. It was a contest between steadiness and accuracy on 
one side and brilliancy and speed on the other. However, steadiness played a greater 
part in the winning, and Ransom came through the victor in four remarkable sets, 
6/3, 6/4, 6/8, 6/2. In the challenge round. Ransom disposed of J. E. McLain, holder, 
6/2, 6/0, 3/6, 6/2. The doubles possessed all the usual interest, and with twenty-two 
teams entered, Wright Hugus and Thomas Beattie of Wheeling, duplicating their suc- 
cesses of 1913 and 1914, finally captured the event over Meade and McLain, 4/6, 7/5, 6/3. 
In the consolation singles, R. J. Agnew defeated S. Lewis in straight sets, 6/2, 6/3. 

Woodmere (L, I.) Tournament. — Arthur M. Lovibond of the Seventh Regiment, New 
York City, won the singles at the fifth annual tournament of the Woodmere Tennis 
Club of Woodmere, L. I., which began July 12. By the victory Lovibond obtains his 
first leg on the cup, which contains the names of G. A. L. Dionne, twice; M. Galvao 
and Charles Chambers. Lovibond met Chambers in the final round, defeating him in 
five interesting sets, 5/7, 2/6, 7/5, 6/2, 6/3. Lovibond kept up his winning streak in the 
doubles, when he and H. J. Steinkampf defeated Chambers and L. Reimer, 6/3, 1/6, 3/6, 
6/4, 6/4. 

Women's Interclub Tournament. — The Philadelphia Cricket Club team won the 
women's interclub tournament, first division, having a remarkable record of twenty 
wins without a single defeat. There was a triple tie for second honors between the 
Philadelphia Country Club, Germantown and Merion Cricket Clubs. The Cynwyd Coun. 
try Club won only three matches out of twenty. Belfield won the championship of the 
second division. The team made a wonderful showing, winning twenty-two out of 
twenty-five matches. The Philadelphia Cricket Club was second, Merion Cricket Club 
third, Overbrook Golf Club fourth, Philadelphia Country Club fifth, and Germantown 
Cricket Club sixth. 

Worcester County (Mass.) Championship.— On the courts of the Worcester Tennis 
Club, Worcester, Mass., beginning August 7, R. H. Bullock defeated W. L. Jennings 
in a long and hard fought match in the final round of singles, 6/4, 6/4, 7/9, 1/6, 8/6. In 
the doubles, R. C. Bray and G. F, Wales had a hard row to hoe on their path to tlie 
championship, being forced to the limit in all their matches. In the final round C. H. 
CoUester and C. F. Porter showed the better team work, but this was offset by the 
speedier game of Bray and Wales, who won, 6/4, 6/3, 5/7, 5/7, 6/1. 

Yale Interscholastic Tournament.— Charles S. Garland of Edgewood High School, 
Pittsburgh, Pa., won the Yale interscholastic championship, defeating L. H. Wiley of 
Hartford (Conn.) High School, in the final round, 6/2, 6/4, 4/6, 6/3. Hartford High 
School captured the point trophy banner, while Edgewood High School was second. 
The summaries: Singles— First round— R. Holmes (New Britain H.S.) d. L. K. Lesser 
(Bridgeport H.S.), by default; R. Swift (New Britain H.S.) d. G. M. Wheeler (Bridge- 
port H.S.), by default; Wiley (Hartford H.S.) d. H. B. Bassett (New Britain H.S.), 
6/1, 6/0; E. L. Hopkins (New Haven H.S.) d. J W. Wheeler (Bridgeport H.S.), 6/3, 
3/6, 6/4; Hyde (Hartford H.S.) d. W. F. Cassedy, Jr. (Pawling), by default; R. 
Atwood (Cheshire) d. Fairchilds (Hartford H.S.), 3/6, 6/4, 6/2. Second round— H. L. 
Bowman (Mount Vernon H.S.) d. Hart (New Britain H.S.), 6/0, 6/1; E. A. Gimbel, Jr. 
(Thorpe School) d. E. Christ (New Britain H.S.), 2/6, 8/6, 8/6; W. B. May, Jr. (Hol- 
brook) d. Holmes (New Britain H.S.), by default; Wiley (Hartford H.S.) d. R. Swift 
(New Britain H.S.), 6/3, 6/0; Hopkins (New Haven H.S.) d. Hyde (Hartford H.S.), 
1/6, 6/2, 6/4: C. S. Garland (Edgewood H.S.) d. Atwood (Cheshire). 6/3. 6/3; H. Har- 
rison (Cheshire) d. S. M. Treat (N.Y.M.A.), 6/8, 6/4, 7/5; Dewing (Hartford H.S.) d. 
M. W. Felt (New Britain H.S.), 6/2. 4/6, 6/1. Third round— Bowman d. Gimbel, 6/2, 
6/2; Wiley d. May, 7/5, 6/2; Garland d. Hopkins, 6/1, 6/3; Harrison d. Dewing, 4/6, 6/3, 
6/2. Semi-final round— Wiley d. Bowman, 6/3, 8/6; Garland d. Harrison, 6/1, 6/1. Final 
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RANKING COMMITTEE OF THE U. S. N. L. T, A. 



250 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 



Official Rankind, 1915 




1. William M. Johnston 



Won— 
National 
Championship 

Finalist — 

Panama-Pacific 



Lost To — McLoughlin, 
T. R. Pell 



Defeated— 
Griffin (2) 
Church (2) 
Seaver 
Washburn 
LeRoy 
Hackett 



Niles, Byford, Williams (2), 



C. C. Peli 

W'atters 

Behr 

Williams 

McLoughlin 




2. Richard N. Williams, 2d 



Won — 


Defeated — 




Clay Court 


H. C. Johnson 


Behr 


Seabright 


Mathey 


Bull 


Newport 


Niles (2) 


W.Johnston (2) 


Intercollegiate 


Church 


McLoughlin 




R. L. Murray 


Inman 


Semi-Finalist — 


G.Gardner.Jr. 


Hall 


National 


Griffin (2) 

W. F. Johnson 


Beekman 




Lost To — Griffin, McLoughlin (2), ^Y. M. Johnston, and 
Longwood Challenge 

3. Maurice E. McLoughlin 



Won— 

Panama-Pacific 
Longwood 

Finalist — Newport 
National 

Lost To — Behi', Williams, 
W. xVl. Johnston 



Defeated — 
C.R.Gardner 
Strachan 
yv. Johnston 
Williams (2) 
IMahan 
Voshell 
Behr 



Niles (2) 

T. R. Pell (2) 

W. F. Johnson 

Mathey 

Beekman 

Alexander 

Throckmorton 




4. Karl H. Behr 



Won — 

Middle States 

Nassau 

Westchester 



Defeated — 
Throckmorton 
Voshell 
T. R. Pell (3) 
Clothier 



Hall 

Beekman 
LeRoy (2) 
McLoughlin 



Lost To — Williams, W. M. Johnston, McLoughlin, and 
Seabright Challenge 




5. Theodore Roosevelt Pell 

Won — 

Old Dominion 
Maryland 

Finalist — Rockaway 
Southampton 

Semi-Finalist — National 

Lost To — Swayne, Behr (3), Voshell, McLoughUn (2). 
W^ashburn 



Defeated — 




Hall (2) 


W^. Johnston 


Beekman (2) 


Whitney 


Inman 


Washburn 


V. Ward 


Bull 


Dawson 


I. Wright 


Griffin 


T. C. Bundy 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 



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Official Ranking— Continued 



6. Nathaniel W. NUes 

Finalist — Defeated — 

Longwood McEIlroy Watters 

W. Johnston H. C. Johnson 
LeRov Griffln 

Biddle 

Lost To — G. P. Gardner. Jr., Williams (2). McLoughlin 
(2), Alexander 




7. Clarence J. Griffin 



Won — 


Defeated — 




Tri-State 


Church 


Dawson 


Dayton 


Williams 
I. Wright 


Fottrell 



Lost To— W. M. Johnston (2). WilUams (2), T. R. Pell. 
Niles 




8. Watson M. Washburn 



Won — 


Defeated — 






Metropolitan 


Man 


Beekman 


Caner 


Southampton 


V. Ward 


Inman 


Hall 




LeRoy 


Alexander 


T. R. Pell 




I. Wright 


Dawson 


Church 




Biddle 







Lost To — Alexander. Church. Long, Strachan, W. F. 
Johnson, W. M. Johnston, T. R. Pell 




9. George M. Church 



Defeated — 

Armstrong (2) Byford 
Washburn Squair 
Mathey Inman 

Hayes 



Won — 
Delaware 
Northwestern 
Western 

5'inalist — Clay Court 

Lost To — Williams, Griffln, W. M. Johnston (2), Wash- 
burn 




10. W. Merrill Hall 



Won— 
Edgemere 

Finalist — Middle States 



Defeated — 

Throckmorton (2) 

Larned W. F. Johnson 

Bull Lovibond 

Rosenbaum Man 

Whitney 

Lost To — T. R. PeU (2), F. Baggs, Major, Throckmorton, 
Clothier. Behr. Washburn, Williams 




SPAIJ)INGS LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Official Ranking—Continued 

[The men in each class are alphabetically arranged. The play- 
ing ability of the men in a class is presumed to be about equal. 1 

Class 1 (11-20) 

Joseph J. Armstrong Robert LeRoy 

Leonard Beekman Dean Mathey 

Charles M. Bull, Jr. Harold A. Throckmorton' 

Heath T. Byford S. Howard Voshell 

^ Wallace F. Johnson Irving C. Wright 

Class 2 (21-30) 

Craig Biddle William S. McEllroy ^ 

Ward Dawson Clarence C. Pell 

W. T. Hayes R. C. Seaver 

Fred C. Inman Vanderbilt B. Warb 

Alrick H. Man, Jr. Douglas Watteis 

Class 3 (31-40) 

G. Colket Caner Arthur M. Lovibond 

Alfred S. Dabney, Jr. Cedric A. Major 

F. T. Hunter William Rand, 3rd 
C. L. Johnston, Jr. William Rosenbaum 
E. P. Earned Carleton Y. Smith 

Class 4 (41-50) 

Abraham Bassford, Jr. Louis Graves 

J. G. Castle Fred H. Harris 

Francis W. Cole King Smith 

G. A. L. DiONNE Seiforde Stellwagen 
Charles S. Garland George W. Wightman 



Class 5 (51-60) 

Fred C. Baggs A. J. Lindauer 

Ralph H. Burdick Walter L. Pate 

E. V. Carter, Jr. Hugh Tallant 

T. McK. Cummins Nat Thornton 

Alfred D. Hammett Jerry Weber 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 



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Official Ranking— Continued 



Class 6 (61-70) 



J, B. Adoue, Jr. 
Charles Chambers 
A. H. Coffey 
Wylie C. Grant 
Albert L. Green, Jr. 



Henry S. Parker 
Stanley W. Pearson 
N. W. Swayne 
Sidney Thayer, Jr. 
W. T. TiLDEN, Jr. 



Ralph L. Baggs 
N. A. Ferguson 
R. L. James 
A. M. Kidder 
D. W. Lloyd 



Class 7 (71-80) 

Benjamin M. Phillips 
J. H. Steinkampf 
John G. Thomas 
A. J. Veysey 
W. Halsey Wood 

Class 8 (81-90) 



Walter S. Anderson 
Fenimore Cady 
A. S. Cragin 
Laurence Curtis, 2nd 
Fredk. T. Frelinghuysen 



H. C. GiFFORD 

Ingo F. Hartman 
M. G. Ketchum 
George King 
Edmund W. Peaslee 



Class 9 (91-100) 



Andrew H. Allen 

F. E. Bastian 

William Mitchell Blair 

w. h. forster 

A. Ware Merriam 



Robert B. McClave 
Walter B. Newell 
A. J. Ostendorf 
Philip Roberts 
Paul L. Treanor 



[Not ranked on accDunt of insufficient data.] 



J. W. Adams, Jr. 
F. B. Alexander 
Harold L. Beyer 
Thomas C. Bundy 
John S. Cannon 
Wm. J. Clothier 
F. C. Colston 
R. N. Dana 
Willis Davis 
C. B. Doyle 
Lindsay Dunham 
Rowland Evans 
Elia F. Fottrell 



G. P. Gardner, Jr. 

B. M. Grant 

H. W. Guernsey 
Harold H. Hackett 
Richard Harte 
Roland M. Hoerr 
R. A. Holden, Jr. 
William L. Horrell 
H. C. Johnson 
J. D. E. Jones 
Harry A. Koch 
Bernard C. Law 

C. J. Lockhorn 



H. A. MacKinney 
Lyle E. Mahan 
R. LiNDLEY Murray 
H. A. Plummer 
B. S. Prentice 
G. Carlton Shafer 
Alexander Souair 
Richard Stevens 
John Strachan 
F. J. Sulloway 
Dix Teachenor 
A. D. Thayer, Jr. 
E. H. Whitney 



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Official Ranking— Continued 

DOUBLES 



1. W. M. Johnston and C. J. Griffin 




Won— 

National 
Championship 

Pacific Coast 
Prelim. Doubles 

Newport 

Southampton 

Lost — None 



Defeated — 

Herd & Dawson 
Browne & Wayne 
Williams & Washburn (3) 
Church & Mathey 
Hayes & Burdick 
LeRoy & Bull 
AYright & W. F. Johnson 
' Little & Alexander 
Pell & Prentice 
Church & Hall 
McLoughlin & Bundy 



2. M. E. McLoughlin and T. C. Bundy 




Defeated — 

Church & Mathey 



Lost To — 

Johnston & GriflSn 
Behr & Pell 



3. G. M. Church and Dean Mathey 




Won — 

Clay Court 
Northwestern 



Defeated — 

Siverd & Ward 
AVilliams & Washbuii^ 
Adams & Armstrong 



Lost To — Johnston & Strachan, IMcLoughlin & 
Bundy, JohiiSton & Griffin 



4. R. N. Williams, 2d, and W. M. Washburn 




Won— 


Defeated — 


Longwood 


Niles & H. C. Johnson (2) 




Niles & Gardner 


Finalists - 


Hackett & Pell 


Clay Court 


Wright & W. F. Johnson 


Newport 


Pell & Inman 



Lost To — Church & Mathey. Curtis & Rohlfs. 
Johnston & StrachaJi, Johnston & GriiBn (3) 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 



255 



Official Ranking— Continued 

DOUBLES 
5. W. T. Hayes and R. H. Burdick 



Won — 

Chicago Citj^ 
Chicago Beach 
Western 



Defeated — 

Green & Jerry Weber (2) 
Gifford & Ketchiun (2) 
Byford & Squair (2) 
Grant & Thornton 
Finahst — Illinois State 



Lost To — Byford & Squair, Johnston & GriflBn 




6. I. C. Wright and W. F. Johnson 



Finalists — Longwood 



Defeated — 

Larned & Inman 
Caner & Bundy 



jost To — Williams & Washburn, Johnston & 
Giiffin 




7. T. R. Pell and B. S. Prentice 



Finalists — Delaware Defeated — 

Clothier & Larned 
Larned & Inman 
Dabney & Caner 
Man & C. L. Johnston 
Caner & Rand 
Washburn & Whitney 

Lost To — Niles & Dabney. Armstrong & W. F. 
" Johnson, Larned & Inman, Beekman & Mahan, 
Johnston & Griffin 




Won — 

Metropolitan 



8. H. H. Hackett and W. M. Hall 



Defeated — 
Man & Major 
Lovibond & Steinkampf 
Mahan & AVatson 
Mahan & Graves 



Lost To — Man & Major, Little & LeRoy 




256 



SPALDING'S LAWN TEiNNIS ANNUAL. 



Official Ranking— Continued 

DOUBLES 
9. F. C. Baggs and S. H. Voshell 




Defeated — 

Armstrong & Caner 
Larned & Inman (2) 
Prentice & Watson 



Lost To — 

K. Smith & C. Cragin 
V. Ward & A. Behr 
Man & jSIajor 
Clothier & Dabney 
Little & LeRoy 
Beekman & Ward 



10. E. P. Larned and F. C. Inman 




Won — 

W'estchester 

Lost To — Baggs & 
Yoshell (2) 



Defeated — 
Man & INIajor 
Beekman & Throckmorton 
Pell & Prentice 
Little & LeRoy 
Pate & Johnston. 



[The teams in each class are alphabetically arranged. The 
playing ability of the teams in a class is presumed to be about 
equal.] 

Class 1 (11-20) 
L. Beekman and L. E. Mahan 
C. AI. Bull, Jr., and C. F. Watson, Jr. 
H. T. Byford and A. Souair 
H. C. GiFFORD and M. G. Ketch u:,i 

B. M. Grant and Nat Thornton 
A. L. Green, Jr., and Jerry Weber 

C. D. Jones and R. Hoerr 

W. S. McEllroy and C. S. Garland 

A. H. Man, Jr.. and C. A. Major 

H. A. Throckmorton and L. Dunham 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 



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Official Women's Ranking, 1913 

[For the third time in the history of lawn tennis in the United 
States women players were ranked in 1915 by a women's sub- 
committee, consisting of Mrs. William H. Pouch, chairman; 
Mrs. Benjamin F. Briggs and Mrs. Thomas C. Bundy, who 
worked in conjunction with the ranking committee of the United 
States ISJational Lawn Tennis Association.] 



Won — 

National Indoor 
Metropolitan 
Pelham Invitation 
West Side Club 
Nat. Championship 
Crescent A.C. Inv. 



1. Miss Molla Bjurstedt 



Middle States 
Clay Court 
Nyack 
Tri-State 
Dayton 
Longwood Inv. 



Lost To — 

Mrs. Wightman 
Mrs. McLean 
Miss Myers 



Defeated — 

Mrs. Wightman (3) 
Mrs. McLean (3) 
Mrs. Barger-Wallach 



Won — 

Rockaway 
Pacific Coast 



2. Mrs. George Wightman 



Lost To — 

Miss Bjurstedt (3) 



Defeated — 

Miss Bjurstedt 
Mrs. McLean 
Mrs. Barger-Wallach 
Miss Myers 



Miss Baker 

Miss Wales 

Miss Eleanora Sears 

Miss Cassel 



Won — Lost To — 

Pennsylvania Miss Bjurstedt (3) 

Thousand Islands Mrs. Wightman 
New Jersey 



3. Mrs. Marshall McLean 



Defeated — 

Miss Bjurstedt 
Mrs. Barger-Wallach 
Miss Wagner 



Miss Cassel (2) 
Miss Eleanora Sears 



Won — 

Coronado Beach 
Long Beach 



4. Miss Florence Sutton 



Ojai Valley 



Lost To — 
Mrs. Bundy 
Miss Browne 



Defeated — 

Mrs. Widdowson 



Won — 

Palm Beach 



5. Mrs. Barger-Wallach 



Lost To — 

Miss Bjurstedt 
Mrs. Wightman 
Mrs. McLean 
Miss Wagner 
Mrs. Beard 
Miss Cassel 



Defeated — 
Miss Wagner 
Miss Cassel 
Mrs. Beard 



Miss Rotch 
Miss Wildey 



Won — 

East. New York 
Amackassin 
Long Island 



6. Miss Marie Wagner 



Montclair 
Bedford Park 



Lost To — Defeated — 

Miss Bjurstedt Mrs. Barger-Wallach 

Mrs. McLean Miss Cassel 

Mrs. Barger-Wallach 
Miss Wildey 



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Official Women's Ranking— Continued 



7. Miss Anita Myers 



Won— 

Golden Gate Park 
Panama-Pacific 
Bay Counties 
Alameda County 



Lost To — 
Miss Baker 
Mrs. Wightman 



Defeated — 

Miss BjurstediJ 
Mrs. Niemeyer 



Miss Wales 
Miss Baker 



8. Miss Sara Livingstone 



Won— 

Seattle City Washington State 
Seattle Club Paciflc Northwest 
Oregon State 



Lost^ — Defeated — 

None Miss Fording 

Miss McDonald 



Mrs. Northrup 



9. Miss Clare Cassel 



Won — 

Morristown Inv. 



Lost To— 

Miss Bjurstedt (3) 
Mrs. McLean (2) 
Mrs. Wightman 
INIiss Wagner 
Miss Sheafe 
Miss Lindley 



Defeated — 

Mrs. Barger-Wallach Miss McAteer 
Miss Sheldon Aliss Kissel 

Mrs. Schmitz 



10. Miss Eleanora Sears 



Won— 

Virginia Hot Springs 



Lost To — 

Miss Bjurstedt (2) 
Mrs. Wightman 
Mrs. McLean 
Miss Evelyn Sears 



Defeated — 
Miss Sheafe 
Miss Fenno 
Mrs. Cabot 



!Mrs. Le 'Roy 
Miss Cunningham 



[The players in each class are alphabetically arranged.] 
Class 1 (11-20) 



Mrs. Charles N. Beard 
Mrs. Harry Bickle 
Miss Martha Guthrie 
Miss Edith Handy 
Miss Carrie B. Neely 



Mrs. H. a. Niemeyer 
Miss Edith Rotch 
Miss Ann Sheafe 
Miss Mary K. Voorhees 
Mrs. Gladys Widdowson 



Class 2 (21-30) 



Miss Florence Ballin 
Miss Ina Kissel 
Mrs. Robert LeRoy 
Miss Eleanor Lindley 
Miss Mayme McDonald 



Miss Irving Murphy 
Miss Jane Rowson 
Miss Florence Sheldon 
Miss Marian Vanderhoef 
Mrs. W. W. Yager 



[Not ranked on account of insufficient data.] 

F. Briggs Mrs. G. L. Chapman Mrs. Wm. H. Pouch 
Mrs. Stewart Green 
Mrs. a. G. Miles 
Miss E. H. Moore 



Mrs. B 

Miss Mary Browne 
Mrs. B. O. Bruce 
Mrs. T. C. Bundy 



Miss Evelyn Sears 
Miss Edna Wildey 
Mrs. L. R. Williams 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 259 

Ranking of First Ten Players Since 1883 

1885— I. R. D. Sears; 2. J, Dwight; 3. W. V. R. Berry; 4. G. M. Brinley; 
5. J. S. Clark; 6. A. Moffat; 7. R. L. Beeckman; 8. H. A. Taylor; 9. F. S. 
Mansfield; 10. W. P. Knapp. 

1886— I. R. D. Sears; 2. J. Dwight; 3. R. L. Beeckman; 4. H. A. Taylor; 
5. J. S. Clark; 6. H. W. Slocum; 7. G. M. Brinley; 8. F. S. Mansffeld; 0. 
A. Moffat; 10. J. S. Conover. 

1887— I. R. D. Sears; 2. II. W. Slocum; 3. R. L. Beeckman; 4. H. A. 
Taylor; 5. J. S. Clark; 6. F. S. Mansfield; 7. P. S. Sears; 8. G. M. Brinley; 
9. E. P. MacMullen; 10. O. A. Shaw, Jr. 

1888— I. H, W. Slocum.; 2. H. A. Taylor; 3. J. Dwight; 4. T. S. Clark; 
5. C. A. Chase; 6. P. S. Sears; 7. E. P. MacMullen; 8. O. S. Campbell; 
9. R. L. Beeckman; 10. F. S. Mansfield. 

1889— I. H. W. Slocum; 2. Q. A. Shaw, Jr.: 3. O. S. Campbell; 4. H. A. 
Taylor; 5. C. A. Chase; 6. J. S. Clark; 7. W. P. Knapp; 8. R. P. Hunt- 
ington, Jr.; 9. P. S. Sears; 10. F. S. Mansfield. 

1890 — I. O. S. Campbell; 2. R. P. Huntington, Jr.; 3. W. P. Knapp; 

4. H. W. Slocum; 5. F. H. Hovey; 6. C. Hobart; 7. P. S. Sears; 8. H. A. 
Taylor; 9. C. A. Chase; 10. V. G. Hall. 

1891 — I. O. S. Campbell; 2. C. Hobart; 3. R. P. Huntington, Tr.: 4. F. H. 
Hovey; 5. E. L. Hall; 6. V. G. Hall; 7. P. S. Sears; 8. S. T. Chase; 9. 
C. T. Lee; 10. M. D. Smith. ^ 

1892— I. O. S. Campbell; 2. E. L. Hall; 3. W. P. Knapp; 4. C. Hobart; 

5. F. H. Hovey; 6. W. A. Earned; 7, M. G. Chace; 8. R. D. Wrenn; 9. 
R. Stevens; 10. C. P. Hubbard. 

1893— I. R. D. Wrenn; 2. C. Hobart; 3. F. H. Hovey; 4. M. G. Chace; 
5. W. A. Earned; 6. E. L. Hall; 7. R. Stevens; 8. A. E. Foote; 9. John 
Howland; 10. C. R. Budlong. 

1894—1- R. D- Wrenn; 2. W. A. Earned; 3. M. F. Goodbodv; 4. F. H. 
Hovey: 5. M. G. Chace; 6. C. Hobart; 7. R. Stevens; 8. C. R. Budlong; 
9. A. E. Foote; 10. W. G. Parker. 

1895—1- F. H. Hovey; 2. W. A. Earned; 3. M. G. Chace; 4. John How- 
land; 5. R. D. Wrenn; 6. C. B. Keel; 7. C. Hobart; 8. R. Stevens; 
9. A. E. Foote; 10. C. R. Budlong. 

1896 — I. R. D. Wrenn; 2. W. A. Earned; 3. C. B. Neel; 4. F. H. Hovey; 
5. E. P. Fischer; 6. G. L. Wrenn, Jr.; 7. R. Stevens; 8. M. D. Whitman; 
9- L. E. Ware; 10. G. P. Sheldon, Jr. 

1897 — I, R. D. Wrenn; 2. W. A. Earned; 3. W. V. Eaves: 4. H. A. 
Nesbit; 5. H. S. Mahony; 6. G. L. Wrenn, Tr. ; 7. M. D. Whitman; 8. 
Kriegh Collins; 9. E. P. Fischer; lo. W. S. Bond. 

1898— I. M. D. Whitman; 2. L. E. Ware; 3. W. S. Bond; 4. D. F. Davis; 
5. C. R. Budlong; 6. E. P. Fischer; 7. G. E. Wrenn, Jr.; 8. R. Stevens; 
9. S. C. Millett; 10. G K. Belden. 

1899— I- M. D. Whitman; 2. D. F. Davis; 3. W. A, Earned; 4. J. P. 
Paret; 5. Kriegh Collins; 6. G. E. Wrenn, Jr.; 7. Leo Ware; 8. Beals C. 
Wright; 9. Holcombe Ward; 10. R. P. Huntington, Jr. 

1900 — I. M. D. Whitman; 2. D. F. Davis; 3. W. A. Earned; 4. Beals C. 
Wright; 5. Kriegh Collins; 6. G. L. Wrenn, Jr.; 7. Holcombe Ward; 8. L. 
E. Ware; 9. J. A. Allen- 10. R. D. Little. 

1901 — I. W. A. Earned; 2. Beals C. Wright; 3. D. F. Davis; 4. L. E. 
Ware; 5. C. Hobart: 6. R. D. Little; 7. H. Ward; 8. Kriegh Collins; 9. 
E. P. Fischer; 10. W. J. Clothier. 



260 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

1902 — I. W. A. Larned; 2. j\I. D. Whitman; 3. Beals C. Wright; 4. 
Holcombe Ward; 5. W. J. Clothier; 6- L. E. Ware; 7. R. D. Little; 8. H. H. . 
Hackett; 9. Clarence Hobart; 10. Kriegh Collins. 

1903 — I. W. A. Larned; 2. Holcombe Ward; 3. W. J. Clothier; 4. Beals 
C. Wright; 5. Kriegh Collins; 6. E. P. Larned: 7. H. F. Allen; 8. E. W. 
Leonard; 9. R. H. Carleton; 10. Kenneth Horton. 

1904 — I. Holcombe Ward; 2. W. J. Clothier; 3. W. A. Larned; 4. Beals 
C. Wright; 5. Kriegh Collins; 6. R. D. Little; 7. F. B. Alexander; 8. R. 
Stevens; 9. A. E, Bell; 10. E. W. Leonard. 

1905 — I. B. C. Wright; 2. Holcombe Ward; 3. W. A. Larned; 4. W. J. 
Clothier; 5. Frederick B. Alexander; 6. Clarence Hobart; 7. Richard 
Stevens; 8. Kriegh Collins; 9. R. D. Little; 10. F. G. Anderson. 

1906— I. W. J. Clothier; 2. W. A. Larned; 3. B. C. Wright; 4. F. B. 
Alexander: 5. K. H. Behr; 6. R. D. Little; 7. H. H. Hackett; 8. F. G. 
Anderson; 9. E. B. Dewhurst; 10. I. C. Wright. 

1907—1, W. A. Larned; 2. B. C. Wright; 3. Karl H. Behr; 4. R. D. 
Little; 5. Robert LeKoy: 6. Clarence Hobart; 7. E. P. Larned; 8. R. C. 
Seaver; 9. Irving C. Wright; 10. F. C. Colston. 

1908— I. W. A. Larned; 2. B. C. Wright; 3. F. B. Alexander; 4. W. J. 
Clothier: 5. R. D. Little; 6. Robert LeRoy; 7. Nat Emerson; 8. N. W. 
Niles; 9. W. F. Johnson; 10. R. H. Palmer. 

1909 — I. W. A. Larned: 2. W. J. Clothier; 3. W. F. Johnson; 4. N. W. 
Niles; 5. R. D. Little: 6. M. E. McLoughlin; 7. M. H. Long; 8. Karl H. 
Behr; 9. E. P. Larned; 10. Robert LeRoy. 

1910— I. W. A. Larned; 2. T. C. Bundv; 3. B. C. Wright; 4. M. E. 
McLoughlin: 5. M. H. Long; 6. N. W. Niles; 7. G. F. Touchard; 8. T. R. 
Pell; 9. F. C. Colston; 10. C. R. Gardner. 

191 1 — I. W. A. Larned; 2. M. E. McLoughlin; 3. T. C. Bundy; 4. G. 
S. Touchard; 5. M. H. Long; 6. N. W. Niles; 7. T. R. Pell; 8. R. D. 
Little; 9. K. H. Behr; 10. W. M. Hall. 

1912 — I. M. E. ISIcLovighlin; 2. R. Norris Williams, 2nd; 3. Wallace F. 
Johnson; 4. W. J. Clothier: 5. N. W. Niles; 6. T. C. Bundy; 7. K. H. Behr; 
8. R. D. Little; 9. C. R. Gardner; 10. G. F. Touchard. 

1913 — I. M. E. McLoughlin; 2. R. Norris Williams, 2nd; 3. W. J. 
Clothier; 4, W. M. Johnston; 5, T. R. Pell; 6, N. W. Niles; 7, W. F. John- 
son; 8. G. F. Touchard; 9. G. P. Gardner, Jr.; 10. J. R. Strachan. 

1914 — I. M. E. McLoughlin; 2. R. Norris Williams, 2nd; 3. Karl H. 
Behr; 4. R. L. Murray; 5. W. J. Clothier; 6. W. M. Johnston; 7. G. M. 
Church; 8. Fred B. Alexander; 9. W. M. Washburn; 10. E. F. Fottrell. 

191 5 — I. W. M. Johnston; 2. R. Norris Williams, 2nd; 3. M. E. 
McLoughlin; 4. Karl H. Behr; 5. T. R. Pell; 6. N. W. Niles; 7. C. J, 
Griffin; 8. W. M. Washburn; 9. G. M. Church; 10. W. Merrill Hall. 



262 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 



International Matches for Davis Cup 

SINGLES. 



Year 


Winners. 


Opponents. 


1900 

1901 
1902 

1903 

1904 


M. D. Whitman, United States 

D. F. Davis, United States 

D. F. Davis. United States 

M. D. Whitman, United States 

No Matches. 

R. F. Doherty, British Isles 

M. D. Whitman, United States 

W. A. Lamed, United States. . . 

M. D. Whitman, United States 

H. L. Doherty, British Isles 

W. A. Larned, United States 

H. L. Doherty, British Isles 

R. F. Doherty, British Isles 

Belgium vs. France (Final) — 

M. Decugis, France , 


A. W, Gore, British Isles. 
E. D. Black, British Isles. 
A. W. Gore, British Isles. 
E. D. Black, British Isles. 

W. A. Larned, United States. 

Dr. J. Pim, British Isles. 

Dr. J. Pim, British Isles. 

R. F. Doherty, British Isles. 

R. D. Wrenn, United States. 

R. F. Doherty, British Isles (by def.> 

W. A. Larned, United States. 

R. D. Wrenn, United States. 

P. de Borman. Belgium 




P. de Borman, Belgium 


P. Ayme, France. 




W. Lemaire, Belgium 


M. Decugis, France. 




W. Lemaire, Belgium 


P. Ayme, France. 




British Isles vs. Belgium (Challenge) 
H. L. Doherty, British Isles 


P. de Borman, Belgium. 




H. L. Doherty, British Isles 


W. Lemaire, Belgium. 




F. L. Riseley, British Isles 


P. de Borman, Belgium. 




F. L. Riseley, British Isles 


W. Lemaire, Belgium. 


1905 


United States vs. France (Prelimin 
H. Ward, United States 


ary) — 

M. Germot, France. 




W. J. Clothier, United States 

H. Ward, United States 


M. Decugis, France. 
M. Decugis, France. 




W. J. Clothier, United States 

Australasia vs. Austria (Prelimin 
N. E. Brookes, Australasia 


M. Germot, France. 

ary)— 

R. Kinzl, Austria. 




N. E. Brookes, Australasia 


C. von Wesseley, Austria. 




A. F. Wilding, Australasia 


R. Kinzl. Austria. 




A. F. Wilding, Australasia 


C. von Wesseley, Austria. 


1906 


United States vs. Australasia (Fi 

W. A. Larned, United States 

B. C. Wright, United States 

W. A. Larned, United States 

B. C. Wright, United States 

British Isles vs. United States (Chal 

H. L. Doherty, British Isles 

S. H. Smith, British Isles . , 

H. L. Doherty, British Isles 

S. H. Smith, British Isles 

United States vs. Australasia (Pre 

H. Ward, United States 

A. F. Wilding, Australasia 

R. D. Little, United States 

A. F. Wilding, Australasia 


nal)- 

N. E. Brookes, Australasia. 

A. F. Wilding, Australasia. 

A. F. Wilding, Australasia. 

N. E. Brookes, Australasia. 

lenge) — 

H. Ward, United States. 

W. A. Larned, United States. 

W. A. Larned, United States. 

W. J. Clothier, United States. 

liminary) — 

L. O. S. Poidevin, Australasia. 

R. D. Little, United States. 

L. O. S. Poidevin, Australasia. 

H, Ward, United States. 




British Isles vs. United States (Chal 

S. H. Smith, British Isles 

H. L. Doherty, British Isles 


lenge) — 

R. D. Little, United States. 

H. Ward, United States. 




S. H. Smith. British Isles 


H.Ward, United States. 




H. L. Doherty, British Isles 


R. D. Little, United States. 



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263 



International Matches for Davis Cup 



SINGLES— Continued. 



Year 



1907 



1908 



1909 



1910 
1911 



1912 



Winners. 



United States vs. Australasia (Pre 
N. E. Brookes, Australasia 

A. F. Wilding, Australasia 

N. E. Brookes, Australasia 

B. C. Wright, United States 

Australasia vs. British Isles (Chal 

N. E. Brookes, Australasia 

A. F. Wilding, Australasia 

N. E. Brookes, Australasia 

A. W. Gore, British Isles 

United States vs. British Isles (Pre 

W. A. Larned, United States 

M. J, G. Ritchie, British Isles 

W. A. Larned, United States 

Australasia vs. United States (Chal 
N. E. Bi'ookes, Australasia 

B. C. Wright, United States 

B. C. Wright, United States 

A. F. Wilding, Australasia 

United States vs. British Isles (Fi 

W. A. Larned, United States 

W. J. Clothier, United States 

W. A. Larned, United States 

W. J. Clothier, United States 

Australasia vs. United States (Chal 

N. E. Brookes, Australasia 

A. F. Wilding, Australasia 

A. F. Wilding, Australasia 

N. E. Brookes, Australasia 

No Matches. 

United States vs. British Isles (Fi 

W. A. Larned, United States 

M. E. McLoughlin, United States... . 

W. A. Larned, United States 

M. E. McLoughlin, United States... . 

United States vs. Australasia (Chal 

N. E. Brookes, Australasia 

R. W. Heath, Australasia 

N. E. Brookes, Australasia 

R. W. Heath, Australasia 

British Isles vs. France (Prelimin 

C. P. Dixon, British Isles 

C. P. Dixon, British Isles 

A. W. Gore, British Isles 

A. H. Gobert, France 

British Isles vs. Australasia (Chal 

J. C. Parke, British Isles 

C. P. Dixon, British Isles 

N. E. Brookes, Australasia 

J. C. Parke, British Isles 



Opponents. 



liminary) — 

B. C. Wright, United States. 
K. H. Behr, United States. 
K. H. Behr, United States. 
A. F. Wilding, Australasia. 

lenge) — 

A. W. Gore, British Isles. 
H. R. Barrett, British Isles. 
H. R. Barrett, British Isles. 

A. F. Wilding, Australasia. 

liminary) — 

J. C. Parke, British Isles. 

B. C. Wright, United States. 
M. Jo G. Ritchie, British Isles. 

lenge) — 

F. B. Alexander, United States. 

A. F. Wilding, Australasia. 

N. E. Brookes, Australasia. 

F. B. Alexander, United States. 

nal) — 

C. P. Dixon, British Isles. 
J. C. Parke, British Isles. 
J. C. Parke, British Isles. 
C. P. Dixon, British Isles. 

lenge) — 

M. E. McLoughlin, United States. 

M. H. Long, United States. 

M. E. McLoughlin, United States. 

M. H. Long, United States. 



nal) — 

C. P. Dixon, British Isles. 

A. H. Lowe, British Isles. 

A. H. Lo%ve, British Isles. 
C. P. Dixon, British Isles. 

lenge) — 

B. C. Wright, United States. 
W. A. Larned, United States. 

M. E. McLoughlin, United States. 

B. C. Wright, United States (by def .) 

ary— ) 

M. Decugis, France. 

A. H. Gobert, France. 

M. Decugis, France. 

A. W Gore, British Isles. 

lenge) 

N. E. Brookes, Australasia. 

R. W. Heath, Australasia. 

C. P. Dixon, British Isles. 
R. W. Heath, Australasia. 



264 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 



International Matches for Davis Cup 



SINGLES— Continued. 



Year 



Winners. 



Opponents. 



1913 



1914 



United States vs. Australasia (Pre 

M. E. McLoug-hlin, United States 

M. E. McLoughlin, United States 

R. N. Williams, 2d, United States 

R. N. Williams, 2d, United States. . . . 

Canada vs. South Africa (Prelimin 

R. B. Powell, Canada 

R. B. Powell, Canada 

V. R. Gauntlett, So. Africa -. . . 

B. P. Schwengers, Canada 

France vs. Germany (Preliminary) — 

O. Kreuzer, Germany 

O. Kreuzer, Germany 

M. Decugis, France 

F. W. Rahe, Germany 

United States vs. Germany (Semi- 
M. E. McLoughlin, United States . . . 

W. F. Johnson, United States 

R. N. Williams, 2d, United States 

R. N. Williams, 2d, United States. . . . 

Canada vs. Belgium (Semi-Final)— 

R. B. Powell, Canada 

R. B. Powell, Canada 

B. P. Schwengers, Canada 

B. P. Schwengers, Canada 

United States vs. Canada (Final) — 

M. E. McLoughlin, United States 

R. N. Williams, 2d, United States. . . . 
M. E. McLoughlin, United States. . . . 
R. N, Williams, 2d, United States. . . . 

United States vs. British Isles (Chal 

J. C. Parke, British Isles 

M, E. McLoughlin, United States 

R. N. Williams. 2d, United States. , . . 
J. C. Parke, British Isles 

British Isles vs. Belgium (Prelimin 
T. M. Mavrogordato, British Isles. . . 

J. C. Parke, British Isles 

J. C. Parke, British Isles 

T. M. Mavrogordato, British Isles. . . 

Australasia vs. Canada (Preliminary) 

N. E. Brookes, Australasia 

A. F. Wilding, Australasia 

A. F. Wilding, Australasia 

N, E. Brookes, Australasia 

British Isles vs. France (Semi- 

T. M. Mavrogordato, British Isles. 

J. C. Parke, British Isles 

T. M. Mavrogordato, British Isles., 
J. C. Parke, British Isles 



liminary) 

Horace Rice, Australasia. 
S. N. Doust, Australasia. 
S. N. Doust, Australasia. 
Horace Rice, Australasia. 

ary)— 

R. F. Le Sueur, So. Africa. 

V. R. Gauntlett, S. Africa (unplayed) 

B. P. Schwengers, Canada. 

R. F. Le Sueur, So. Africa. 

A. H. Gobert, France, 

M. Decugis, France (retired). 

F. W. Rahe, Germany. 

A. H. Gobert, France. 

Final)— 

O. Froitzheim, Germany. 
O. Kreuzer, Germany. 
O. Kreuzer, Germany. 
O. Froitzheim, Germany. 

P. de Borman, Belgium. 

A. G. Watson, Belgium (unplayed) 

A. G. Watson, Belgium. 
P. de Borman, Belgium. 

R. B. Powell, Canada. 

B. P. Schwengers, Canada. 

B. P. Schwengers, Canada (unpl'yed) 
R. B. Powell, Canada (unplayed) 

lenge) — 

M. E. McLoughlin, United States. 

C. P. Dixon, British Isles. 
C. P. Dixon, British Isles. 

R. N. WiUiams. 2d, United States. 

ary) — 

P. de Borman, Belgium. 
A. G. Watson, Belgium. 
P. de Borman, Belgium. 
A. G. Watson, Belgium. 



B. P. Schwengers, Canada. 
R. B. Powell, Canada. 
B. P. Schwengers, Canada. 
R. B. Powell, Canada. 

Final)— 

M. Germot, France. 
M. Decugis, France. 
M. Decugis, France. 
M. Germot, France. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL, 



265 



International Matches for Davis Cup 

SINGLES— Continued. 



Year 


Winners. 


Opponent. 


1914 


Australasia vs. Germany (Semi- 
A. F. Wilding, Australasia 


Final) — 

O. Kreuzer. Germany 




N. E. Brookes, Australasia 


O. h'roitzheim, Germany. 




A. F. Wilding', Australasia 


0. Froitzheim, Germany. 
0. Kreuzer, Germany. 




N. E. Brookes, Australasia . 




Australasia vs. British Isles (Fin 

A. F. Wilding, Australasia 

N. E. Brookes, Australasia 


al)— 

A. H. Lowe, British Isles. 

J. C. Parke, British Isles. 




Australasia vs. United States (dial 

A. F. Wilding, Australasia 

M. E. McLoughlin, United States 

N. E. Brookes, Australasia 

M. E. McLoughlin, United States 


lenge) — 

R. N. Williams, 2d, United States. 

N. E. Brookes, Australasia. 

R. N. Williams, 2d, United States. 

A. F. Wilding, Australasia. 


1915 


No Matches. 





266 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 



International Matches for Davis Cup 



DOUBLES. 



Year 



Winners. 



Opponents. 



1900 

1901 
1902 

1903 

1904 



1905 



H. Ward I TTm-tpH 9tetP<? ^- ^- ^^^^'^ \ British Isles 

D. F. Davis / United btates -^ ^ Barrett / liritisn isles 



""■ I: EoK: ::;::;} e^''^" '="''= §: ^ Davis: : ;::;::::} ""■'«" ^tat- 



1906 



1907 



1908 



1909 



1910 



No Matches. 

H. L. Doherty f 

g; ¥. EoE^: :;::::} ^ntish Mas 1 1 ^--- ;::;:;::} united states 

Belg-ium vs. France (Final) — 



France 



W. Lemaire 



P. "deBorman::;". v. ■.■.■.:::: ) Belgium 



Belgium 



M. Decugis /. 

P. Ayme S 

British Isles vs. Belgium (Challenge) 

R. F. Doherty / RHtiqh Isles ^- Lemaire. 

H. L. Doherty \ ^'^^'^'^ Islesjp ^^ g^rman 

United States vs. France (Prelimin ary) — 

H. Ward ( tt„;4-p^ ^t-^fp,.^ ^- Germot \ p-ance 

B. C. Wright j ^"1^^^ ^^*®^ M. Decugis ( * ^^"'^^ 

Australasia vs. Austria (Prelimin! ary) - 



N. E. Brookes t Australasia ^- ^'"^^ 

A. W. Dunlop S Australasia (-._ ^^^ Wesseley. 



Austria 



Australasia 



United States vs. Australasia (Final) — 

H. Ward ) TT^^ted «^tatps^- ^- Brookes 

B. C. V/right / United btateSj ^ ^ Dunlop 

British Isles vs. United States (Chal lenge) — 

g; F. SohrrtJ::: ■.:;:} British isies"- «-d^.^i,v.:::::;::} unuedstates 

United States vs. Australasia (Pre liminary) — 

H. Ward \ ^i^xf^^ Qfntps ^- ^- Wilding \ a ustralasia 

R. D. Little f United btates ^^ q. S. Poidevin ...... I Australasia 

British Isles vs. United States (Challenge) — 

H.L. Doherty \ British Isles «• ^ard \ 

R. F. Doherty } 

United States vs. Australasia (Pre 



B. C. Wright j. United States 

K. H. Behr j 

Australasia vs. British Isles (Chal 

A. W. Gore | ^^.j^j j^ j^j^g 

H. R. Barrett j 

United States vs. British Isles (Pre 

H. H. Hackett j. United States 

F. B. Alexander j 

Australasia vs. United States (Chal 

N. E. Brookes ) Australasia 

A. F. Wilding ) 

United States vs. British Isles (FI 



R:D. Little..........; United States 

liminary) — 

N. E. Brookes ) Australasia 

A. F. Wilding ) 

lenge) — 

Si/wSt?.:::::;;::}^-'-'-- 

liminary) 

M. J. G. Ritchie. ... I g^j^igj^ i3igg 

J. C. Parke ) 

lenge) — 

I- n- w ^''^V'^^'" I United States 

B. C. Wright j 

nal)- 



g; g- 5?tle^": ;:::::} ^-'^^ Statesl^^^. Pa*e_^^. . ..... ^ B,i„sh Isles 

Australasia vs. United States (Challenge) — 



A • ^- ^r'^A^^^ I Australasia 

A. F. Wilding ) 



A. F. Wilding, 
No Matches 



M. E. McLoughlin. . . | United States 
M. H= Long ) 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 



267 



International Matches for Davis Cup 

DOUBLES— Continued. 



Year 



1911 



i9i2 



1913 



1914 



Winners. 



1915 



United States vs. British Isles (Fi 

A. E. Beamish ( RHti^^h TcjIpc; 

C. P. Dixon S iiritish Isles 

Australasia vs. United States (Chal 

N. E. Brookes ( Australasia 

A. W . Dunlop \ Australasia 

British Isles vs. France (Prelimin 

C. P. Dixon I T-» -i- u T 1 

H. Roper Barrett.... i British Isles 

Australasia vs. British Isles (Chal 

N. E. Brookes ) a ustralasia 

A. W. Dunlop ( Australasia 

United States vs. Australasia (Pre 

A. B. Jones \ Australasia 

S. N. Doust j Australasia 

Canada vs. South Africa (Prelimin 
R. B.Powell : ; Canada 

B. P. Schwengers \ ^..anada 

France vs. Germany (Preliminary) — 

H. Kleinschroth ) ^ ^„„„ 

F.W.Rahe i Germany 

United States vs. Germany (Semi- 

H. H. Hackett / TT„;4-pj q<-„tpe 

M. E. McLoughlin.. ) United btates 

Canada vs. Belgium (Semi-Final) 

R. B.Powell I c„--„^„ 

B. P. Schwengers \ <-anaaa 

United States vs. Canada (Final) — 

H. H. Hackett / tt^.-j-^j oj-«4-„ 

M. E. McLoughlin . . \ United States 

United States vs. British Isles (Chal 

H. H. Hackett / tt«;<-^^ ci+„4-«„ 

M. E. McLoughlin . . S United States 

British Isles vs. Belgium (Prelimin 
H. Roper Barrett. ...I t. ., • , j , 
T. M. Mavrogordato. i ^"^isti Isles 

Australasia vs. Canada (Preliminary) 

N. E. Brookes .•. . ) Australasia 

A. F. Wilding ) Australasia 

British Isles vs. France (Semi-Fin 

M:armS:;:::::;::::::::i^-'" 

Australasia vs. Germany (Semi-Fin 

i-F;wndfe::::::::: (Australasia 

Australasia vs. British Isles (Final)— 

a: f;wm!S.v.v;:::: (Australasia 

Australasia vs. United States (Chal 

^:f;wiS'S:v.v:::::i Australasia 

No Matches. 



Opponents. 



nal)- 

T. C. Bundy ) j. •^. -, o.. * 

R. D. Little 1 United States 

lenge) — 

B. C.Wright ) TT -^ /.c^ 4. 

M. E. McLoughlin. . . f United States 

ary) — 

A. H. Gobert ) „ 

W.H.Laurentz I ^^^"^^ 

lenge) — 

J. C. Parke / t-. -i^- u r i 

A. E. Beamish \ British Isles 

liminary) — 

H. H. Hackett } ttv,,-4-^/i a<-„+^„ 

M. E. McLoughlin . . \ United States 

ary)— 

V. R. Gauntlett ^ o ^.v a * • 

R. F. Le Sueur \ ^"""^^^ ^^^^^ 

M.,Decugis ) p„_„- 

M. Germot i i^rance 

Final)— 

H. Kleinschroth / r'^,.r»,or,-,r 

F.W.Rahe i Germany 

A. G. Watson / „ , . 

W. H. Duvivier ^ Belgium 

R.B.Powell ) n„r,o^o 

B. P. Schwengers ^ <-anada 

lenge) — 

C. P. Dixon ; British IsIps 

H. Roper Barrett ^ liritisn isles 

ary) — 

W. H. Duvivier I r>„i„;„^ 

A.G.Watson ^ Belgium 

B. P. Schwengers.... .... ) c„-.„j„ 

R. B.Powell (Canada 

al)- 

H. Roper Barrett. ... I YirlH^h Isles 

T. M. Mavrogordato.. ) ^"tish isles 

al)- 

O. Froitzheim ) >-, ^ ^„ 

O.Kreuzer / Germany 

T. S. Matr'ogordato.:} British Isles 

lenge)— 

M. E. McLoughlin.) tt^;+-„^ a*-o<-«c, 

T.C. Bundy f United States 



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Sectional Champions 

NEW ENGLAND. 



275 



Yr. Men's Singles. 



1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 
1891 
1892 
1893 
1894 
1895 
1896 
1897 
1898 
1899 
1900 
1901 
1902 
1903 
1904 
1905 
1906 
1907 
1908 
1909 
1910 
1911 
1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 



H. W. Slocum 

H. W. Slocum 

H. W. Slocum 

H. W. Slocum 

R.P. Huntington, Jr 
C. T. Lee 

E. L. Hall 

C. Hobart 

A. E. Foote 

John Howland 

A. E. Foote 

T. A. Driscoll 

No tournament 

A. E. Foote 

No tournament 
Clarence Hobart. . . 
Clarence Hobart . . . 
James Terry 

B. C. Wright 

Karl H. Behr.... 
Karl H. Behr.... 

T. R. Pell 

T. R. Pell 

T. R. Pell 

T. R. Pell 

R. A. Holden, Jr 

F. H. Harris 

A, H. Man, Jr 

R. L. Murray 

F. H. Harris 



Winner op 
Tournament. 



H. W. Slocum. . . . 
H. W. Slocum. . . . 
E. P. MacMullen. 
R. P. Huntington, J r 
R.P. Huntington, Jr 

C.T.Lee 

E. L. Hall 

C. Hobart 

A. E. Foote 

John Howland . . . 

A. E. Foote 

T. A. Driscoll... 



Men's Doubles. 



H. W. Slocum and W. L. Thacher 

F. G. Beach and W. L. Thacher 

O. S. Campbell and V. G. Hall 

F. G. Beach, R. P. Huntington, Jr. 

R. P. Huntington, Jr., O. S. Campbell 

C. T. Lee and F. G. Beach 

E. L. Hall and A. E. Wright 

J. F. Talmage, Jr., and C. Hobart 

John Howland and A. E. Foote 

M. G. Chace and A. E. Foote 

M. G. Chace and A. E. Foote 

R. Hooker and C. P. Dodge 



A. E. Foote H. H. Hackett and J. A. Allen 



Clarence Hobart. . . 

James Terry 

James Terry 

B. C. Wright 

KarlH. Behr 

KarlH. Behr 

T. R. Pell 

H. L. Westfall.... 
G. F. Touchard . . . 
R. A. Holden, Jr. . 
R. A. Holden, Jr.. 

F. H. Harris 

A. H. Man, Jr. ... 

R. L. Murray 

F. H. Harris 



C. Hobart and A. P. Dady 

James Terry and F. E. Howard 

James Terry and F. E. Howard 

W. C. Grant and R. LeRoy 

W. C. Grant and Robert LeRoy 

W. C. Grant and T. R. Pell 

R. LeRoy and T. R. Pell 

T. R. Pell and E. T. Gross 

T. R. Pell and W. C. Grant 

F. M. Watrous and R. A. Holden, Jr. 

F. H. Harris and J. G. Nelson 

A. H. Man, Jr., and E. W. Peaslee 

C. E. Bacon and J. A. Richards 

R. L. Murray and H. L. Hahn 

J. A. Richards and W. S. Gushing 



MIDDLE STATES. 



1885 R. D. Sears 

1886 R. L. Beeckman. , 

1887 R. L. Beeckman . , 

1888 E. P. MacMullen. , 

1889 H. A. Taylor 

1890 H. A. Taylor 

189liC. E. Sands 

1892 IR. Stevens 

1893 1 R. Stevens 

1894 W. A. Larned.... 
1895 1 W. A. Larned.... 

1896iC. Hobart 

1897 IW. A. Lamed.... 
1898 M. D.Whitman.. 



1899 
1900 
1901 
1902 
1903 
1904 
1905 
1906 
1907 
1908 
1909 
1910 
1911 
1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 



M. D.Whitman 

M. D.Whitman 

W. A. Larned 

Holcombe Ward . . 
Holcombe Ward . . 
C. Hobart , 

F. B. Alexander.. 

W. A. Larned 

W. A. Larned 

E. P. Larned 

E. P. Larned 

N. W. Niles 

W. M. Hall 

W. F. Johnson 

G. F. Touchard... 

Karl H. Behr 

Karl H. Behr 



R. D. Sears 

R. L. Beeckman . . . 
R. L. Beeckman . . . 

E. P. MacMullen... 

H. A. Taylor 

A. E. Wright 

C. E. Sands 

R. Stevens 

A. E. Foote 

W. A. Lamed 

John Howland 

C. Hobart... 

W. A. Larned 

M. D. Whitman 

W. A. Larned 

D. F. Davis 

W. A. Larned 

Holcombe Ward . . . 

S.C.Millett 

C. Hobart 

F. B. Alexander. . . 

W. A. Larned 

R. D. Little 

E. P. Larned 

W. F. Johnson 

N.W. Niles 

W. M. Hall 

W. F. Johnson. 

G. F. Touchard 



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R. L. Beeckman and H. W. Slocum 



E. P, MacMullen and G, Hobart 
D. Candler and J. F. Talmage, Jr. 
W. G. Parker and E. P. Fischer 
C. Hobart and E. P. Fischer 

C. Hobart and R. D. Wrenn 
L. E. Ware and G. P. Sheldon, Jr. 
L. E. Ware and J. D. Forbes 
Holcombe Ward and D. F. Davis 
Holcombe Ward and D. F. Davis 
W. A. Larned and C. Hobart 
Holcombe Ward and D. F. Davis 
R. D. and G. L. Wrenn 
R. D. and G. L. Wrenn 

F. B. Alexander and H. H. Hackett 
W. J. Clothier and W. A. Larned 

R. D. Little and H. H. Hackett 
W. A. Larned and G. L. Wrenn, Jr. 
W. A. Lamed and G. L. Wrenn, Jr. 
H. H. Hackett and F. B. Alexander 
H, H. Hackett and F. B. Alexander 



H. H. Hackett and L. E. Mahan 
.. IG. F. Touchard and W. M. Washburn 

Karl H. Behr Karl H. Behr and T. R. Pell 

H. Throckmorton . . I Karl H. Behr and T. R Pell 



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1887 
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tl888 
1889 
1890 
1891 
1892 
1893 
1894 
189j 
1896 
1897 
1898 
1899 
1900 
1901 
19^2 
1903 
1904 
1905 
1906 
1907 
1908 
1909 
1910 
1911 
1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 



Singles 
Champion 



C. B. Davis . . 
Leigh Bonsai 
A. H. S. Post. 
F. Mansfield. 
F. Mansfield. 
A. E. Wright. 
E. L. Hall... 
E. L. Hall. . . , 

E. L. Hall. . . 
W. G. Parker 
A. H. S. Post. 
J. P. Paret. 
T. A . Driscoll . 
J. C. Davidson. 
J. C. Davidson. 
J. P. Paret... 
R. D. Little... 
R. D. Little... 

F. Geoghegan. 
H. F. Allen... 
J. C. Davidson . 
R. G. Hunt . . 
N. Thornton. 
N. Thornton. 
T. R. Pell .... 
C. B. Doyle..., 
C. B. Doyle... 
C. Y. Smith. . . 
N. Thornton . . 
I. C. Wright.. . 
E. V. Carter. Jr. 



Winner of 
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Doubles Champions. 



C. B. Davis. . . 
Leigh Bonsai . 
A. H. S. Post. 
F. Mansfield . . 
C. J. Post. Jr. 
A. E. Wright. 

E. L. Hall 

A. E. Wright. 
M. G. Chace . . 
W. G. Parker. 
A. H. S. Post. 
J. P. Paret. . . . 
T, a. Driscoll. 
J. C. Davidson 
J. P. Paret. . . . 
J. P. Paret. . . . 
R. D. Little. . . 

F. Geoghegan. 
F. Geoghegan. 
H. F. Allen... 
J. C. Davidson 
R. G. Hunt . . . 
N. Thornton . . 
H. G. Whitehead 

T. R. Pell 

C. B. Doyle . . . 

C. Smith 

C. Y. Smith... 
N. Thornton.. 
I. C. Wright.. . 
E. V. Carter. Jr 



C. B. Davis and R. H. E. Porter 
Leigh Bonsai and L. V. Lemoyne 
Leigh Bonsai and L. V. Lemoyne 
F. Mansfield and F. L. V. Hoppin 
C. J. Post, Jr., and M. F. Prosser 

M. R. Wright and H. M. Billings 

E. L. Hall and C. Hobart 
W. G. Parker and E. P. Fischer 
J. P. Paret and R. D. Thurber 
J. C. Davidson and J. P. Paret 
J. C. Davidson and J. P. Paret 
J. C. Davidson and J. P. Paret 
J. C. Davidson and J. P. Paret 
J. C. Davidson and J. P. Paret 
R. D. Little and F. B. Alexander 
J. P. Paret and W. C. Grant 
W. C. Grant and R. LePoy 
J. C. Davidson and L.W. Glazebrook 
L. W. Glazebrook and W. A. Lamed 
B. M. Grant and N. Thornton 

B. M. Grant and N. Thornton 

H. G. Whitehead and J. H. Winston 
T. R. Pell and ' C. Grant 

C. B. Doyle and H. E. Doyle 
C. B. Doyle and H. E. Doyle 
C. Y. Smith and N. Thornton 
J. B. Adoue and R. F. Shelton 
I. C. Wright and J. B. Adoue 
B. M. Grant and N. Thornton 



* Spring, t Fall. 



WESTERN STATES. 



1887 C. A. Chase. . 

1888 C A.Chase.. 

1889 C. A.Chase.. 

1890 C. A.Chase.. 

1891 C. A.Chase.. 

1892 C. A. Chase. 

1893 C. A.Chase. 

1894 C. A. Chase. 

1895 C. B. Neel . . 

1896 C. B. Neel . . 

1897 Kriegh Collins. 

1898 Kriegh Collins. 

1899 C. B. Neel . 

1900 Kriegh Collins. 

1901 R. D. Little. 

1902 Kriegh Collins. 

1903 Kriegh Collins. 

1904 Kriegh Collins. 

1905 Kriegh Collins. 

1906 Kriegh Collins. 

1907 N. Emerson. 

1908 N. Emerson. 

1909 M. Long .... 

1910 T. C. Bundy. 

1911 M. E. McLoughlin. 
1912! M. E. McLoughlin. 

1913:C. J. Griffin 

1914; A. M. Squair 

1915! G. M. Church 



C. A.Chase 

E. B. McLellan . . . , 

S. T. Chase 

E. B. McLellan . . . . 

S. T. Chase 

J. A. Ryerson 

E. Wrenn 

C. B. Neel 

C. B. Neel 

G. L. Wrenn. Jr..., 

Kriegh Collins 

Kriegh Collins. . . . , 

C. B. Neel 

Kriegh Collins 

R. D. Little 

Kriegh Collins. . . . , 

A. C. Snow , 

R. D. Little 

N. Emerson 

N, Emerson 

N. Emerson 

L. H. Waidner. . . . 

M. Long 

T. C. Bundy 

M. E. McLoughlin. 

T. C. Bundy 

C. J. Griffin 

A. M. Squair 

G. M. Church 



E. B. McLellan and B. F. Cummins 

E. B. McLellan and B. F. Cummins 
C. A. Chase and S. T. Chase 

J. W. Carver and J. A. Ryerson 

S. T. Chase and J. A. Ryerson 

J. W. Carver and J. A. Ryerson 

H. McCormick and S. McCormick 

C. B. Neel and S. R. Neel 

C. B. Neel and S. R. Neel 

C. B. Neel and S. R. Neel 

L. E. Ware and G. P. Sheldon, Jr. 

H. Ward and D. F. Davis 

H. H. Hackett and J. A. Allen 

F. B. Alexander and R. D. Little 
R. D. Little and F. B. Alexander 
Kriegh Collins and L. H. Waidner 
Kriegh Collins and L. H. Waidner 
Kriegh Collins and R. D. Little 
Kriegh Collins and L. H. Waidner 
L. H. Waidner and N. Emerson 

H. H. Hackett and F. B. Alexander 
L. H. Waidner and N. Emerson 
T. Emerson and R. A. Holden, Jr. 
L. H. Waidner and Paul Gardner 
C. M. Bull. Jr. and H. C. Martin 
W. T. Hayes and J. H. Winston 
H. T. Byford and R. H. Burdick 

G. M. Church and D. Mathey 
W. T. Hayes and R. H. Burdick 



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Champions of the Pacific Coast 



279 



Yr. 



Men's Singles. 



1889 

1890 

1891 

1892 

1893 

1894 

1895 

1896 

1897 

1898 

1899 

1900 

1901 

1902 1 L. R 

1903 

1904 

1905 

1906 

1907 

1908 

1909 

1910 

1911 

1912 

1913 

1914 

1915 



Winner of 
Tournament. 



W. H. Taylor, Jr. 
W. H, Taylor, Jr. 
W. H. Taylor, Jr. 
W. H. Taylor, Jr. 

T. A. DriscoU 

Samuel Hardy . . . 
Sumner Hardy. . . 
Samuel Hardy . . . 
G. F. Whitney . . . 
Sumner Hardy. . . 
G. F. Whitney . . . 
G. F. Whitney . . . 
G. F. Whitney . . . 

Freeman 

A. E. Bell 

J. D. MacGavin 

G. Janes 

M. H. Long- 

M. E. McLoughlin. 

M. H. Long 

G. Janes 

M. H. Long 

M. E. McLoughlin. 

M. E. McLoughlin. 

W. M. Johnston 

W. M. Johnston 

H. L. Hahn 



W. H. Taylor, Jr. 

C. R. Yates 

C. P. Hubbard... 
C. P. Hubbard... 

T. A. Driscoll 

Samuel Hardy . . . 
Sumner Hardy. . . 

Samuel Hardy 

G. F. Whitney 

Sumner Hardy 

G. F. Whitney 

Sumner Hardy 

R. N. Whitney 

L. R. Freeman 

A. E. Bell 

J. D. MacGavin 

G. Janes 

M. H. Long 

M. E. McLoughlin. 

M. H. Long 

G. Janes 

M. H. Long 

M. E. McLoughlin 
M. E. McLoughlin 
W. M. Johnston. . . 
W. M. Johnston. . . 
H. L. Hahn 



Men's Doubles. 



W. S. McGavin and J. S. Tobin 
C. P. Hubbard and H. H. Haight 
Sumner Hardy and Samuel Hardy 
Sumner Hardy and Samuel Hardy 
T. A. Driscoll and G. B. DeliOng 
Sumner Hardy and Samuel Hardy 
G. F. Whitney and R. N. Whitney 
Sumner Hardy and Samuel Hardy 
Sumner Hardy and Samuel Hardy 
Sumner Hardy and Samuel Hardy 
G. F. Whitney and R. N. Whitney 
G. F. Whitney and R. N. Whitney 
L. R. Freeman and A. E. Bell 
L. R. Freeman and A. E. Bell 
W. Allen and G. L. Baker 
S. Sinsabaugh and H. Braley 
C. Foley and F. Adams 
M. E. McLoughlin and G. Janes 
M. E. McLoughlin and G. Janes 
M. E. McLoughlin and G. Janes 
T. C. Bundy and T. Hendrick 
M. E. McLoughlin and T. C. Bundy 
M. E. McLoughlin and T. C. Bundy 
J. R. Strachan and C. J. Griffin 
C. J. Griffin and W. M. Johnston 
W. M. Johnston and C. J. Griffin 




1892 Miss Susan D. Morgan. 

1893 Miss Bee Hooper 

1894 Miss Bee Hooper 

1895 Miss Bee Hooper 

1896 Miss Bee Hooper 

1897 Miss Marion Jones 

1898 Miss Miriam Hall 

1899 Miss Violet Sutton 

1900 Miss Violet Sutton 

1901 Miss May Sutton 

1902 Miss May Sutton 

1903 Miss May Sutton 

1904 Miss May Sutton 

1905 Miss May Sutton 

1906 Miss Hazel Hotchkiss. 

1907 Miss Florence Sutton. 

1908 Miss May Sutton 

1909 Miss Florence Sutton. 

1910 Miss May Sutton 

1911 Miss May Sutton 

1912 Miss Florence Sutton . 

1913 MissSarita Van Vliet. 



1914 1 Mrs. H 
1915lMrs. G. 



A. Niemeyer. 
W. Wightman. 



Misses May and Violet Sutton 
Misses May and Violet Sutton 
Misses May and Violet Sutton 
Misses Dobbins and F. Sutton 

Misses Hazel Hotchkiss and Ethel Ratcliffe 

Miss Florence Sutton and Mrs. Bruce 

Miss May Sutton and Miss Ryan 

Misses Hazel Hotchkiss and G. Myer 

Misses Hazel Hotchkiss and G. Myer 

Misses May Sutton and Mary Browne 

Miss Helen Baker and Mrs. Max Niemeyer 

Misses Sarita Van Vliet and Anita Myers 

Miss E. Tennant and Miss C. Tarilton 

Miss MoUa Biurstedt and Mrs. G. W. Wightman 



For other Pacific Coast Champions see following page. 



280 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

CHAMPIONS OF THE PACIFIC COAST— Continued 



Yr. 



1901 
1902 
1903 
1904 
1905 
1906 
1907 
1908 
1909 
1910 

1911 ;m 



Mixed Doubles 



1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 



ss Miriam Hall and G. F. Whitney 

ss G. Dobbins and A. E. Bell 

ss May Sutton and A. Way 

ss V. Sutton and T. Hendrick 

ss F. Sutton and H. Braley 

ss Hazel Hotchkiss and C. E. Foley 

ss F. Sutton and S. Sinsabaugh 

ss May Sutton and S. Sinsabaugh 

ss Hazel Hotchkiss and Sumner Hardy 

ss May Sutton and G. Young- 

ss May Sutton and W. Mace 

ss Florence Sutton and N. Browne 

ss Sarita Van Vliet and C. J. Griffin 

ss C. Tarilton and R. C. Van Vliet. Jr. 



Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Wightman 



Yr. 



1906 
1907 
1908 
1909 
1910 
1911 
1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 



1908 
1909 
1910 
1911 
1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 



Junior Singles 



M. H. Long 
Robert Strachan 
Robert Strachan 
Charles Rogers 
W. M. Johnston 
W. M. Johnston 
C. Curley 
B. Detrick 
H. V. D. Johns 
R. Kinsey 



Junior Doubles 



R. Strachan and B. Batkin 
C. Rogers and C. Herd 
W. M. Johnston-J. R. Strachan 
W. Johnston and C. Curley 
C. Curley and H. V. D. Johns 
H. V. D. Johns and B. Detrick 
R. Roberts and C. F. Stickney 
R. Kinsey and L. Tobias 



CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONS. 



Yr. 


Men's Singles. 


Men's Doubles. 


Women's Singles. 


1901 


G. F. Whitney 






1902 


G. F. Whitney 






1903 


G. M. Smith 




Miss Miriam Edwards 


1904 


D. MacGavin 




Miss Hazel Hotchkiss 


1905 


Fred Adams . 




Miss Ethel Ratcliffe 


1906 


M. H. Long 




Miss Hazel Hotchkiss 


1907 


M. H. Long 




Miss Hazel Hotchkiss 


1908 


M. E. McLoughlin . 


M. E. McLoughlin and G. Janes. 


Miss Hazel Hotchkiss 


1909 


M. E. McLoughlin . 


M. E. McLoughlin and G. Janes. 


Miss May Sutton 


1910 


M. H. Long 


M. H. Long and W. Dawson 


Miss Hazel Hotchkiss 


1911 


M. H. Long 


C. E. Foley and M. H. Long 


Miss Hazel Hotchkiss 


1912 


W. M. Johnston 


C. J. Griffin and J. R. Strachan. . 


Miss Sarita Van Vliet 


1913 


W. M. Johnston 


E. Fottrell and W. M. Johnston . 


Miss Anita Myers 


1914 


J. R. Strachan 


J.R.Strachan and W.M.Johnston 


Mrs. D. P. Wood 


1915 


W. E. Davis 


R. Roberts and M. Fottrell 


Miss Helen Baker 



BAY COUNTIES CHAMPIONS. 



Yr. 

1904 
1905 
1906 
1907 
1908 
1909 
1910 
1911 
1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 



Men's Singles. 



D. MacGavin 

C. E. Foley 

Geo. Janes 

M. E. McLoughlin, 

C. E. Foley 

M. E. McLoughlin, 
M. E. McLoughlin, 

E. Fottrell 

J. R. Strachan 

J. R. Strachan 

J. R. Strachan 

C. R. Gardner 



Men's Doubles. 



R. N. Whitney and C. E. Foley. . 

C. J. Griffin and R. Hunt 

M. H. Long and C. R. Gardner. . . 
M. E. McLoughlin and G. Janes. 

R. Hunt and C. E. Foley 

M. E. McLoughlin and G. Janes. 

C. E. Foley and G. Janes 

J. R. Strachan and C. Griffin 

E. Fottrell and B. Batkin 

W.M.Johnston and J.R.Strachan 
B. Batkin and C. Curley 



Women's Singles. 



Miss Golda Meyer 



Miss Hazel Hotchkiss 
Miss Sarita Van Vliet 
Miss Anita Myers 
Miss Helen Baker 
Miss Anita Myers 



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Champions of the South of France 

GENTLEMEN'S SINGLES. 



1899- 


- H. L. Doherty 


1905- 


-H. L. Doherty 


1911- 


-A. F. Wilding 


1900- 


-H. L. Doherty 


1906- 


-H. L. Doherty 


1912- 


-M. Decugis 


1901- 


-H. L. Doherty 


1907- 


-A. F. Wilding 


1913- 


-M. Decugis 


1902- 


-H. L. Doherty 


1908- 


-A. F. Wilding- 


1914- 


-A. F. Wilding 


1903- 


-H. L. Doherty 


1909- 


-F. B. Alexander 


1915- 


-No matches. 


1904- 


-H- L. Doherty 


1910- 


-M. Decugis 







LADIES' SINGLES 



1899— Miss Brooksmith 
1900— Ctess. Schulenburg 
1901— Mrs. Hillyard 
1902— Ctess. Schulenburg 
1903— Miss Lowther 
1904 — Ctess. Schulenburg 
1905— Miss Wilson 



1906— Miss Lowther 
1907— Miss Eastlake- 

Smith 
1908— Mrs. R. Lambert 

Chambers 
1909— Ctess. Schulenburg 
1910— MissR.V.Salusbury 



1911— Frl. von Krohn 
1912-Miss J. Tripp 
1913— Frl. von Krohn 
1914— Mrs R. Lambert 

Chambers 
1915— No matches. 



GENTLEMEN'S DOUBLES 



1900— R. F. 
1901— R. F. 
1902— R. F. 
1903— R. F. 
1904— R. F. 
1905-R. F. 
1906-H. L. 
1907— H. L. 



Doherty, H. 
Doherty. H. 
Doherty, H. 
Doherty, H. 
Doherty, H. 
Doherty, H. 
Doherty, Dr 
Doherty, M. 



L. Doherty 
L. Doherty 
L. Doherty 
L. Doherty 
L. Doherty 
L. Doherty 
. W. V. Eaves 
J. G. Ritchie 



1908— A. F. Wilding, M. J. G. Ritchie 
1909— F. B. Alexander. M. J. G. Ritchie 
1910— M. Decugis, M. J. G. Ritchie 
1911-A. F. Wilding. M. J. G. Ritchie 
1912— M. Decugis, M. Germot 
1913— F. W. Rahe. H. Kleinschroth 
1914— A. F. Wilding, C. Biddle 
1915— No matches. 



MIXED DOUBLES 



1903— Ctess. Schulenburg, R.F.Doherty 
1904— Ctess. Schulenburg, R.F.Doherty 
1905— Ctess. Schulenburg, R.F.Doherty 
1906— Ctess. Schulenburg, H.L.Doherty 
1907— Miss Eastlake-Smith, A.F. Wilding 
1908 — Mrs. R. Lambert Chambers, 
A. F. Wilding 



1909— Ctess. Schulenburg, H.L.Doherty 
1910— Miss Brooksmith, A. Holmes 
1911— Mme. and M. Max Decugis 
1912— Miss J. Tripp, A. Wallis-Myers 
1913— Miss E. Ryan, Count Salm 
1914— Miss E. Ryan, M. Decugis 
1915 — No matches. 



Nice Lawn Tennis Club Champions 

GENTLEMEN'S SINGLES 



1895-F. L. Fassitt 
1896— Count de Robiglio 
1897— S. V. R. Drapes 
1898- A. Chalier 
1899 — Lemaire de Warzee 
1900 — Lemaire de Warzee 



1901— Lemaire de Warzee 
1902— E. R. Allen 
1903— M. J. G. Ritchie 
1904-M. J. G. Ritchie 
1905— F. B. Alexander 
1906— E. R. Allen 



1907— M. J. G. Ritchie 
1908-R. J. Stone 
1909— F. B. Alexander 
1910— A. Holmes 
1911— Count Salm 
1912— Count Salm 



LADIES' SINGLES 



1895- 


-Miss Bernard 


1902- 


-Ctess. Schulenburg 


1909- 


-MissR.V.Salusbury 


1896- 


-Mrs. Booth 


1903- 


-Miss Brooksmith 


1910- 


-Mrs. Nutcombe 


1897- 


-Miss Brooksmith 


1904- 


-Mile, de Robiglio 




Quicke 


1898- 


-Miss Brooksmith 


1905- 


-Miss Warden 


1911- 


-Mrs. Nutcombe 


1899- 




1906- 


-Miss Warden 




Quicke 




1900- 


-Mile. G. Chalier 


1907- 


-Miss B. Darbyshire 


1912- 


-Mrs. Nutcombe 


1901- 


-Miss Brooksmith 


1908- 


-Miss E. Dillon 




Quicke 



GENTLEMEN'S DOUBLES 



1910— E. Gwynne-Evans, W. Caudery 
1911— Count Salm, C. Gault. 



1912— Count Salm, W. Caudery 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 285 

Officials United States National 
Lawn Tennis Association 

President, 

GEORGE T. ADEE, 

38 Broad Street, New York City 

Vice-President, 

A. L. HOSKINS, 
N. E. cor. Walnut and Fifth Sts., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Secretary, 

EDWIN F. TORREY, 

P. O. Box 146, Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. 

Treasurer, 

RICHARD STEVENS, 

I Newark Street, Hoboken, N.J. 

Executive Committee. 

The above Officers and Sectional Delegates. 
(Serving until Annual Meeting of 1917.) 

Middle States. C. Frederick Watson. 

7 Wall Street, New York City 

Middle Atlantic F. C. Colston. 

1409 Continental Bldg.. Baltimore. Md. 

Southern , Carleton Y. Smith. 

608 Walton Building. Atlanta, Ga 

Western ; L. H. Waidner. 

175 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, 111. 

Inter-Mountain. . . O. J. Salisbury. 

208 Felt Building, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

{Serving until Annual Meeting of 1918.) 

New England Palmer E. Presbrey. 

c/o First National Bank, Boston, Mass. 

Tri-State R. W. Holterhoff. 

918 Union Trust Building, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Northwestern W. C. Burton. 

c/o Plymouth Clothing Co., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Southwestern J. B. Adoue. 

c/o National Bank of Commerce, Dallas, Tex. 

Pacific Dr. Sumner Hardy. 

209 Post Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

Delegates-at- Large . 
(Serving until Annual Meeting of 1918.) 

Craig Biddle 112 Dt-exel Building, Philadelphia. Pa. 

Clinton L. Childs Union Bank Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Julian S. Myrick 38 Nassau Street, New York City 

(Serving until Annua' Meeting of 1917.) 

W. A. Larned 27 W. 43d Street, New York City 

Watson M. Washburn 52 E. 79th Street, New York City 

W. J. Clothier 133 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 




A. L. HOSKINS, 
Vice-President United States National Lawn Tennis Association. 



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Annual Meeting of the United States 
National Lawn Tennis Association 

By F. B. Alexander. 

President Robert D. Wrenn called to order the thirty-fifth annual meeting 
of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association shortly before 5 P. M., 
Friday, February 11, 1916. Many delegates representing clubs were present, 
but not as many as at the meeting of 1915, as it was not expected any dis- 
cussion would arise over the awarding of the national championships. The 
afternoon session was devoted to calling the roll. The reading of the minutes 
of the 1915 meeting was dispensed with and the usual routine reports of the 
Secretary and the Treasurer were accepted. Reports of the special com- 
mittees were then received, the most important of which was the one from 
the Committee on Ways and Means of Popularizing Lawn Tennis. The reso- 
lution as adopted is as follows : 

First— The admission to membership in the United States National Lawn Tennis 
Association of Park Associations, without dues and without vote, and under certain 
other conditions, as set forth in proposed amendments to the Constitution published 
in the call for the annual meeting. 

Second— The encouragement not only of Interscholastie Tournaments but also 
Junior and Boys' Tournaments, the winner or other chosen substitute participant of 
each Interscholastie or Junior Tournament being eligible to take part in a Sectional 
Junior Tournament, in which Section such Interscholastie or Junior Tournament was 
held, and the winner, or other chosen substitute participant of each Section Junior 
Tournament, shall be eligible to play in a National Junior Championship Tourna- 
ment, to be held at the same time and place as the National Singles Championship. 

To carry out the above the following changes are recommended: 

(a) Change the title "Regulations for Interscholastie Tournaments" to "Regula- 
tions for Interscholastie and Junior Tournaments" and change the Regulations 
so they shall read as follows: 

Colleges, Clubs or Park Associations, members directly or indirectly of the United 
States National Lawn Tennis Association, may, with the consent of the Association, 
give Interscholastie or Junior Tournaments. 

Players in Interscholastie Tournaments shall be limited to boys attending schools 
preparing for college. 

Only players under twenty years of age are eligible to take part. 

The winner of each Interscholastie or Junior Tournament (or, in the event that he 
is unable to play, another participant named by the management of the Tourna- 
ment) is eligible to take part in any one Sectional Junior Tournament, and the 
winner (or, in the event that he is unable to play, another participant named by 
the management of the Tournament) is eligible to take part in a National Junior 
Championship, ' to be held at the same time and place as the National Singles Cham- 
pionship. :,: 

No dues shall be required by the National Association other than the regular dues 
(if any) of the organization giving the event. 

(b) Establish "Regulations for Boys' Tournaments" as follows: 

Clubs, Colleges, Schools or Park Associations, members directly or indirectly of the 
TJ. S. N. L. T. A., may, with the consent of the Association, give Boys' Tourna- 
ments. Only boys under seventeen years of age are eligible to take part. 

The winner of each Boys' Tournament (or, in the event that he is unable to play, 




EDWIN F. TORREY, 

Clinton, New York. 

Secretary United States National Lawn Tennis Association. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 289 

another participant named by the management of the Tournament) is eligible to 
take part in any one Sectional Boys' Tournament, and the winner (or, in the event 
that he is unable to play, another participant named by the management of the 
Tournament) is eligible to take part in a National Boys' Championship, to be held 
at the same time and place as the National Singles Championship. 

The report of the Ranking Committee was adopted and three paragraphs 
added to the Rules and Regvilations of Tournaments, which will be found on 
page 318 of this Annual. Election, of officers came next. The meeting viewed 
with regret the i-etirement of Robert D. Wrenn from the presidency and 
gave him a vote of thanks for his indefatigable services. George T. Adee of 
New York and President of the Country Club of Westchester was elected to 
fill the vacancy. After this a recess was taken and more than one hundred 
delegates and tennis enthusiasts participated in an informal dinner. 

At 9 P. M. President Adee called the meeting to order. Routine business 
followed. The various national championships were awarded again to the 
West Side Tennis Club of Forest Hills, this time unanimously. The other 
important tournaments were awarded as last season, with the exception ^hat 
the Clay Court Championships were given to the Lakewood Tennis Club of 
Cleveland, upon which Richard Kroesen, their representative, thanked the 
delegates present in a distinctly original and flowery speech, which was 
received with great applause. Three new Sectional Doubles Championships 
were awarded : The Southwestern Association, the Middle Atlantic and the 
Missouri Valley. The Davis Cup Committee presented no report on account 
of the unfortunate conditions existing abroad, therefore there will be no 
Davis Cup contest for 191G. 

The much discussed amateur question was not brought up, all feeling that 
unduly hasty action would 'he detrimental to the best interests of the game 
and that it would be best to defer diseussion on this subject until 1917. 



290 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 



Fixtures for 1916 

Mar. 24 — Country Club of Phoenix, Phoenix, Ariz. ; Arizona State championship. 

April 13 — Ojai Valley Tennis Club, Nordhoff , Cal. ; open tournament. 

April 23 — Vedado Tennis Club, Havana, Cuba; championship of Cuba. 

April 26 — Essex County Country Club, West Orange, N. J.; women's singles anc 

doubles open. 
April 29 — Chevy Chase (Md.) Club; annual invitation tournament. 

May 1 — Tulane University, New Orleans, La. ; Southern intei'coUegiate championship 
May 6 — University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.; interscholastic tournament. 
May 6 — Baltimore (Md.) Country Club: Maryland State championship. 
May 6 — Princeton University Tennis Ass'n, Princeton, N. J.; interscholastic tourn't 
May 10 — Tucson (Ariz.) Golf and Country Club; Border States championship. 
May 13 — Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. ; Harvard interscholastic tournament 
May 13 — Harlem Tennis Club, New York, N. Y. ; annual tournament. 
May 15 — Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, Mass. : New England intercollegiate champ 
May 15 — West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, L. I. ; women's Metropolitan champ. 
May 19 — Tuxedo (N. Y.) Club; invitation tournament. 
May 20 — New York Lawn Tennis Club, New York; Bronx County championship 

Manhattan doubles. 
May 22 — Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Scarborough, N. Y. ; invitation tournament. 
May 23 — Pelham Country Club, Pelham Manor, N. Y. ; Avomen's invitation tournameni 
May 26 — Kings County Tennis Club, Brooklyn, N. Y". ; junior champ, of Long Island 
May 27 — Elizabeth (N. J.) Town and Country Club: open men's doubles tournament. 
May 27 — Essex County Country Club, West Orange, N. J.; mixed doubles tourn't; open 
May 27 — Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase, Md. ; Middle Atlantic tournament an( 

Middle Atlantic preliminai-y national sectional doubles. 
May 27 — Brae Burn Country Club, West Newton, Mass. ; Mass. State champ, doubles 
May 27 — Huntingdon Valley Country Club. Abington, Pa. ; invitation tournament. 
May 27 — Wee Burn Golf Club, Noroton, Conn.; invitation men's doubles. 
May 27 — County Tennis Club of Westchester, Hartsdale, N. Y. ; championship o 

Eastern New York State. 
May 27 — Marine and Field Club, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; open tournament. 
May 29 — Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, Pa.; wonien's championship of Pennsyl 

vania and Eastern States. 
May 30 — Great Neck Country Club, Great Neck Station, L. I. ; Nassau and Queeni 

County championship. 
June 3 — Country Club of Westchester, Westchester, N, Y. ; annual invitation men' 

singles and doubles. 
June 5 — New Orleans (La.) Tennis Club: Gulf States championship. 
June 5 — Amackassin Club, Yonkers, N. Y. : annual tournament. 
June 5 — Philadelphia (Pa.) Cricket Club: championship of the United States, women' 

singles, doubles and mixed doubles. 
June 5 — Morristown (N. J.) Field Club: New Jersey State championship men's sin 

gles, doubles and mixed doubles. 
June 6 — Hartford Golf Club, Hartford, Conn.; New England championship. 
June 8 — Sunningdale Country Club, Mount Vernon, N. Y.; annual open tournament. 
June 9 — Northwestern Lawn Tennis Ass'n; Northwestern interscholastic champ. 
June 10 — Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, Mass. ; Massachusette State champ, singles 
June 10 — Bronxville (N. Y.) Athletic Association; Metropolitan championship. 
June 12— Seattle (Wash.) Athletic Club; Seattle city championship. 
June 12 — Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, Pa. ; Pennsylvania State championshi] 

men's singles and doubles. 
June 12 — Wilmington (Del.) Country Club; women's championship of Delaware. 
June 12— Oklahoma City (Okla.) Golf and Country Club; Oklahoma State champ. 
June 12 — Country Club of Virginia, Richmond, Va. ; Old Dominion tournament. 
June 12 — Ardsley Club, Ardsley-on-Hudson, N. Y. : women's invitation tournament. 
June 17 — New Kochelle (N. Y.) Tennis Club; Quaker Ridge championship; open. 
June 17 — Pittsburgh (Pa.) Athletic Association; championship of Western Pennsyl 

vania men's singles, doubles and mLxed doubles. 
June 17 — ^Wanderers Club, Chicago, 111. ; Chicago city championship. 
June 17 — Fall City Tennis Association, Louisville, Ky. ; Louisville city tournament. 
June 17 or 24 — Delmonte (Cal.) Country Club; Pacific Coast championship. 
June 17 — Richmond County Country Club, Dongan Hills, N. Y.; men's invitation dou 

bles tournament. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 291 

June 19 — Ivanhoe Tennis Club, Kansas City, Mo. ; Central "West tourn't for women. 

June 19 — Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, N. J.; Middle States tournament. 

June 19 — Crescent Athletic Club, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; women's invitation tournament. 

June 19 — Sans Souci Country Club, Greenville, S. C; championship of the Carolinas. 

June 19 — Wichita (Kans.) Country Club; open toui-nament. 

June 19 — Country Club of Norfolk, Norfolk, Va. ; Virginia State championship. 

June 19 — Wilmington (Del.) Country Club; Delaware State championship. 

June 19 — Glen Garden Country Club, Fort Worth, Tex.; Texas State championship. 

June 21— Rumson (N. J.) Country Club; invitation tournament. 

June 21 — Lewiston (Idaho) Country Club; championship State of Idaho. 

June 24 — Lakewood (Ohio) Tennis Club; clay court championship of the United States. 

June 24 — Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, Mass. ; junior and boys' open tournament. 

June 24 — Kings County Tennis Club, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; championship of Long Island. 

June 26 — Country Club of Westchester, Westch'r, N. Y. ; junior and boys' open tour. 

June 26 — Rockhill Club, Kansas City, Mo. ; Great Plains States championship women's 
singles and doubles, 

June 26 — Noelton Country Club, Nashville, Tenn. ; Tennessee State championship. 

June 26 — Park Club, Buffalo, N. Y. ; Western New York interscholastic tournament. 

June 26 — Germantown (Pa.) Cricket Club; Philadelphia and District championship. 

June 26 — Springfield (Mass.) Country Club; Connecticut Valley championship. 

June 2Q — Sleepy Hollow C.C., Scarborough, N. Y.; women's invitation tournament. 

June 26 — Powelton Club, Newburgh, N. Y.; annual open tournament. 

June 29 — Chicago Beach Tennis Clul), Chicago, 111. ; invitation tournament. 

June 30 — Nassau Countr.v Cluli, Glen Cove, L. I. ; invitation tournament. 

July 1 — University Heights Tennis Club, New York, N. Y. ; North Side champ. 

July 1 — Scranton (Pa.) Tennis Club; Scranton City championship. 

July 1 — Point Pleasant (N. J.) Tennis Club; Point Pleasant championship. 

July 1 — Dayton (Ohio) Country Club; annual open tournament. 

July 1 — Long Beach, Cal. ; Pacific Coast sectional national doubles. 

July 3 — St. Louis (Mo.) A. A. A.; Central States championship, Missouri Valley pre- 
liminary sectional national doubles. 

July 3 — Park Club, Buffalo, N. Y.; championship of the Great Lakes and Western 
New York championship. 

July 3 — Memphis (Tenn.) Tennis Club; championship of the South, Southern pre- 
liminary sectional national doubles. 

July 3 — Medford (Ore.) Golf and Country Club; Southern Oregon championship. 

July 4 — Wollaston (Mass.) Tennis Club; Norfolk County doubles champiimship. 

July 10 — Yahnundasis Golf Club, Utica, N. Y.; New York State championship, also 
Central New York State championship. 

July 10 — Poughkeepsie (N. Y.) Tennis Club; Hudson River* Lawn Tennis Ass'n champ. 

July 10 — Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Scarborough, N. Y. ; junior and boys' open tour. 

July 10 — Woodmere Club, Woodmere, L. I., N. Y. ; men's singles and doubles, 

July 10 — South Shore Country Club, Chicago, 111. ; invitation tournament. 

July 10 — Wheeling (W. Va.) Tennis Club; open tournament. 

July 10 — Multnomah A.A.C., Portland, Ore.; Oregon State championship. 

July 15— Plymouth Country Club, Norristown, Pa. ; championship of Schuylkill Valley. 

July 15 — Pittsburgh (Pa.) Field Club; Allegheny County championship, 

July 15 — Rockaway Hunting Club, Cedarhurst, L, I, ; men's invitation tournament, 

July 15 — Rockhill Club, Kansas City, Mo. ; Great Plains States championship men's 
singles and doubles. 

July 17 — Thousand Islands Country Club, Alexandria Bay, N. Y. ; annual tournament. 

July 17— Point Judith Country Club, Narragansett Bay, R. I. ; annual open toum't. 

July 17 — Birmingham (Ala.) Country Club; Cotton States championship. 

July 17 — Dallas (Tex.) Lawn Tennis Club; Southwestern District championship, 

July 17— Grinnell (Iowa) Country Club; Central Iowa championship, 

July 20 — Bathing and Tennis Club, Springlake, N. J.; North Jersey Coast champ, 

July 21 — Hoosick Falls (N, Y.) Country Club; Hoosac Valley championship. 

July 22— Stanton Heights Golf Club, Pittsburgh, Pa, ; junior and novice championships 
of Western Pennsylvania. 

July 22— Wanderers Club, Chicago, 111. ; Illinois State championship. 

July 24 — Kansas Lawn Tennis Association, Independence, Kans. ; Kansas State champ. 

July 24 — Dallas (Tex.) Lawn Tennis Club; Southwestern prelim, sect, national doub. 

July 24 — Augusta (Ga.) Country Club; South Atlantic States championship. 

July 24 — Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, Mass. ; Longwood singles, Eastern doubles, 
junior and boys' sectional championship of New England. 

July 24 — Westchester County Lawn Tennis Association, Park Hill Country Club, Yon- 
kers, N. Y. ; closed tournament, open only to members Westchester 
County L.T.A. 

July 24 — Iowa State Lawn Tennis Association, Des Moines, Iowa; Iowa State champ. 



292 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

July 26— Edgemere Tennis Club, Edgemere, L. I., N. Y,; annual invitation tourn't. 

July 29— Trafford (Pa.) Tennis Club; Tri-County championship. 

July 2B — Deep Haveu, Lake Minnetonka, Minn.; Northwestern championship and 
Northwestern preliminary sectional national doubles. 

July 29 — Fort Wayne (Ind.) Country Club; Northern Indiana tournament. 

July 29— Kansas City (Mo.) Field Club; Missouri State championship. 

July 30— Woodmere Club, Woodmere, L. I., N. Y. ; women's champ, of Long Island. 

July 31— Crescent Athletic Club, Brooklyn, N. Y. : open tournament. 

July 31— Jeannette (Pa.) Tennis Club; Westmoreland County championship. 

July 31— Tacoma (Wash.) Lawn Tennis Club; championship of Pacific Northwest. 

July 31 — Western Michigan Lawn Tennis Association, Grand Rapids, Mich. ; Western 
Michigan tournament. 

July 31 — Swimming Club of Bar Harbor, Me. ; singles championship State of Maine. 

July 31— West Side Tennis Club. Forest Hills, L. L; Middle States sectional, junior 
and boys' championship. 

Aug. 1 — Norfolk (Conn.) Country Club; open tournament. 

Aug. 1— Crawford Notch (N. H.) Tennis Club; New Hampshire State and White 
Mountains championship. 

Aug. 1 — Inlet Terrace Club, Belmar, N. J. ; open tournament. 

Aug. 1 — Greenock Country Club, Lee, Mass. ; Housatonic Valley championship. 

Aug. 5 — Indiana Lawn Tennis Association, Indianapolis, Ind. ; Indiana State champ. 

Aug. 5 — Onwentsia Country Club, Chicago, 111. ; Western championship. 

Aug. 5 — Cooperstown (N. Y.) Country Club; annual open tournament. 

Aug. 5 — Cynwyd (Pa.) Club; open tournament, men's singles and doubles; Pennsyl- 
vania State junior cham[)ionship. 

Aug. 7— Seabright (N. J.) Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club; annual invitation tourn. 

Aug. 7— Portland (Me.) Country Club; open tournament. 

Aug. 7 — Merriew'old (N. Y.) Tennis Club; Sullivan County championship. 

Aug. 7 — Seattle (Wash.) Tennis Club; Washington State championship. 

Aug. 7 — Interstate Tennis Club, Sioux City, Iowa; Interstate tournament. 

Aug. 7 — Iron Mountain Lawn Tennis Club, Jackson, N. H. ; open tournament. 

Aug. 7 — Agawani Hunt Club, Providence, R. I. ; championship of Rhode Island. 

Aug. 7 — Swimming Club of Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor, Me. ; doubles championship 
State of Maine. 

Aug. 13— Bedford Springs Tennis Club, Bedford, Pa. ; Southern Pennsylvania champ. 

Aug. 14 — Newport ( R. I.) Lawn Tennis Club; annual invitation tournament. 

Aug. 14 — Detroit (Mich.) Tennis Club; Michigan State championship. 

Aug. 14 — Neodesha (Kans.) Tennis Club; open tournament. 

Aug. 14 — Parkersburg (W. Va.) Country Club; championship of West Virginia. 

Aug. 15 — Onwentsia Country Club, Chicago, 111. ; preliminary national doubles cham- 
pionship of the United States. 

Aug. 15 — Milford (Pa.) Field Club; Delaware Valley championship. 

Aug. 15 — Brattleboro (Vt.) Country Club; Vermont State championship. 

Aug. 16 — Newcastle (Pa.) Country Club; championship of Northwestern Pennsylvania. 

'Aug. 17 — Atlantic City (N. J.) Yacht Club: Atlantic City championship. 

Aug. 19 — Ocean City (N. J.) Yacht Club; South Jersey open championship. 

Aug. 1*— Squirrel Island (Me.) Athletic Association; Southern Maine championship. 

Aug. 19 — White Bear Yacht Club, White Bear Lake, Minn. ; Minnesota State champ. 

Aug. 19 — Engleside Tennis Club, Beach Haven, N. J. ; championship of Beach Haven. 

Aug. 21 — Kansas City (Mo.) Athletic Club; Missouri Valley tournament. 

Aug. 21 — Meadow Club, Southampton, Long Island; annual invitation tournament. 

Aug. 21 — Asheville (N. C.) Country Club; annual open tournament. 

Aug. 21 — Town Club, Milwaukee, Wis. ; Wisconsin State championship. 

Aug. 21 — Potomac Club, Cumberland, Md.; championship of the Allegheny Mountains. 

Aug. 21 — Arundel Casino, Kennebunkport, Me. ; 32d annual tournament. 

Aug. 21 — Worcester (Mass.) Tennis Club; annual open tournament. 

Aug. 21 — Orange County Golf Club, Middletown, N. Y. ; Orange County championship. 

Aug. 21 — Lake George Club, Diamond-Point-on-Lage George, N. Y. ; annual tourn't. 

Aug. 21 — Binghamton (N. Y.) Tennis Club; annual tournament. 

Aug. 24 — Toy Town Tennis Club, Winchendon, Mass.; annual open tournament. 

Aug. 25 — Woodmere Tennis Club, W^oodmere, L. I., N. Y.: open mixed doubles tourn't. 

Aug. 26 — Intermountain Lawn Tennis Association, Salt Lake City, Utah; Intermoun- 
tain tennis tournament. 

Aug. 26 — Audubon Country Club, Louisville, Ky. ; Kentucky State championship. 

Aug. 28 — West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, L. I.; national singles championship 
of the United States, challenge doubles; national junior championship and 
national boys' championship. 

Au?, 28— Park Club, Buffalo, N. Y.; championship of Buffalo. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 293 

Aug'. 28— Eagles Mere (Pa.) Athletic Association; Eagles Mere championship. 

Aug. 28 — Altoona (Pa.) Cricket Club; championship of Central Pennsylvania, men's 

singles and doubles. 
Aug. 28— Bay Head (N. J.) Yacht Club; New Jersey Coast championship. 
Aug. 28— Denver (Colo.) Country Club; Colorado State championship. 
Aug. 29— Stockbridge (Mass.) Golf Club; championship of Western Massachusetts. 
Aug. 30 — Rockaway Hunting Club, Cedarhurst, L. I.; women's invitation tournament. 
Aug. 31 — Springfield (Mo.) Country Club; open tournament. 

Sept. 1— Country Club of Pittsfield, Pittsfield, Mass.— Berkshire Country champ. 
Sept. 1 — Old Town Country Club, Newburyport, Mass. ; annual open tournament. 
Sept. 1 — Point Pleasant (N. J.) Lawn Tennis Club; open tournament. 
Sept. 2— West Maywood Tennis Club, Maywood, 111. ; suburban championship. 
Sept. 2 — San Francisco, Cal. ; California State championship. 
Sept. 2— Rockford (111.) Tennis Club; Northern Illinois championship. 
Sept. 4 — Fairmont (W. Va.) Country Club; open tournament. 
Sept. 4— Rosewell (N. Mex.) Country Clulj; Noav Mexico State championship. 
Sept. 4 — Atlanta (Ga.) Athletic Club; Georgia State championship. 
Sept. 4 — Catonsville (Md.) Country Club; open tournament. 

Sept. 4 — Rockhill Club, Kansas City, Mo.: Great Plains States mixed doubles champ. 
Sept. 4 — Louisville (Ky.) Country Club; Bi-State tournament. 
Sept. 6 — Uniontown (Pa.) Tenuis Club; annual open tournament. 

Sept. 9 — Newton Centre (Mass.) Squash Tennis Club; doubles champ, of Middlesex Co. 
Sept. 8 — Ohio Lawn Tennis Association, Cincinnati, Ohio; Tri-State tournament. 
Sei)t. 9 — Moorestown (N. J.) Field Club; championship of Western New Jersey. 
Sept. 9 — East Side Tennis Club, Providence, R. I.; closed tournament, open only to 

Rhode Island players. 
Sept. 11 — Nyack ( N. Y.) Country Club; annual open tournament. 
Sept. 11 — Montclair (N. J.) Athletic Club; New Jersey State champ, for women. 
Sf'pt. 12 — Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, Pa.; intercollegiate championship. 
Sept. 13 — Country Club of Scranton, Scranton, Pa. ; Northeastern champ, of Penn. 
Sept. 16 — Dumbarton Club, Washington, D. C. ; the District tournament. 
Sept. W — East End Tennis Club, Cleveland, Ohio; Ohio State championship. 
Sept. IS — Haddon Country Cluli, Haddonfleld, N. J.; Camden County championship. 
Sept. 18 — Edgewood Country Club, Charleston, W. Va.; annual tournament. 
Sept. 25 — Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, Mass.; women's tournament, open singles, 

doubles and mixed douliles. 
Oct. 12 — Essex Co. Country Club, W. Orange, N. J.; mixed doubles invitat'n tourn't. 
Oct. 16 — Va. Hot Springs Golf and Tennis Club, Hot Springs, Va.; annual fall tourn't. 
Dec. 26 — Seventh Regiment Tennis Club, New York City; nat'l junior indoor tourn't. 

1917. 

Jan. 22 — Pinehurst (N. C.) Country Club; annual mid-winter tournament. 

Feb. 10 — Seventh Regiment Tennis Club. New York City; indoor national champion- 
ship, men's singles and doubles. 

Feb. 24 — First Pennsylvania Infantry Tennis Club, Philadelphia, Pa.; indoor cham- 
pionship of Pennsylvania. 

Mar. 3 — Palm Beach (Fla.) Tennis Club; championship of Florida. 

Mar. 12 — Seventh Regiment Tennis Club, New York City; women's nat'l indoor champ. 

Mar. 22 — Longwood Covered Courts, Boston, Mass.; invitation tournament. 



294 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Regulations for the 
International Lawn Tennis Association 

Davis Cup 

Revised and Adopted by the United States. Great Britain, France, Belgium, 
Austria and Australia, 1906. 

1. The competition shall be called "The International Lawn Tennis 
Championship," and shall be open to any nation which has a recognized 
Lawn Tennis Association or Corresponding Organization ; and for the 
purposes of the Regulations. Australia, with New Zealand, the British 
Isles. British South Africa. Canada. India. Sweden and Norway, and the 
United States of America shall, amongst others, be regarded as separate 
Nations. 

2. The Nation for the time being holding the International Lawn 
Tennis Championship shall hereinafter be termed "The Champion 
Nation.' ^ 

3. The Competition shall take place in accordance with the following 
regulations, and. except in so far as may be agreed upon by the com- 
peting Nations for their own Tie. with the Laws and Regulations of 
the game for the time being sanctioned by the Champion Nation. 

4. The management of the Competition shall be entrusted to a Com- 
mittee, hereafter termed "The Committee of Management." which shall 
be appointed annually by the LaAvn Tennis Association or Correspond- 
ing Organization of the Champion Nation. 

5. The Committee of Management shall make all arrangements for 
the preliminary Tie or Ties (if any) of the Competition where such 
preliminary Tie or Ties are to be plaved in the Country of the Cham- 
pion Nation, and also for the Challenge Tie. and its decision in respect 
of all such arrangements shall be final. The Committee of Manage- 
ment shall also have power to depute to others, in any preliminary 
Tie or Ties, the making of all or any such arrangements as may be 
deemed necessary. 

6. Any Nation wishing to compete shall give notice to the Secretary 
of the Lawn Tennis Association or Corresponding Organization of the 
Champion Nation, so that it shall reach him not later than the first 
Monday in March of the year, in which the Competition is to take 
place. Should more than one Nation challenge, they shall compete 
among themselves for the right to play the Champion Nation in the 
Challenge Tie. The Draw, at which each Challenging Nation may be 
represented, shall be made by the Committee of Management on' the 
day following the first Monday in March, and particulars shall be 
notified to the respective Secretaries for the time being of the Lawn 
Tennis Associations or Corresponding Organizations of the several 
competing Nations, with an intimation of the latest date by which the 
Tie or Ties shall be concluded. Failure to conclude a Tie by the date 
fixed by the Committee of Management shall render both S'ides liable 
to be scratched, unless in the opinion of the Committee of Manage- 
ment, the weather or other unavoidable hindrance, shall have made 
completion impossible. Competing Nations shall arrange among them- 
selves for the playing of their respective Ties upon a ground or grounds, 
and upon a date or dates convenient to those concerned ; but. in the 
event of an agreement not being arrived at, the preliminary Tie or 



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Ties shall be played in the country of the Champion Nation upon a 
ground or grounds, and upon a date or dates, to be fixed upon by the 
Committee of Management. 

7. When gate money shall be taken, one half of the profit shall 
belong to the visiting Nation ; or, in the case of a Tie being played on 
neutral ground, one third each to the visiting Nations, and the remain- 
ing fraction of profit in each case shall go to the Nation in whose 
Country the Tie shall be played. 

8. The Challenge Tie shall be played in the country of the Champion 
Nation at a date and upon a ground to be agreed"^ upon by common 
consent. In the event of an agreement not being arrived at, the fixing 
of the date and ground shall be submitted to Arbitration. 

9. A player shall be qualified to represent a Nation, if he shall have 
been born in that Nation, or shall have resided therein for at least 
two years immediately preceding a Tie, provided always that he be a 
bona fide Amateur ; but, no one shall be entitled to play for more than 
one Nation in this Competition during the same year. During the 
time that a player may be qualifying tc» play for a Nation under the 
residential qualifications, he may play for the Nation for which he shall 
have been last previously qualitled. 

10. The Lawn Tennis Association or Corresponding Organization of 
each of the Nations concerned shall appoint a Captain of its Side. 
In default of such appointment a Side shall choose its own Captain. 

11. For each Tie a Referee, from whose decision there shall be no 
appeal, shall be appointed by common consent of the Captains of the 
competing Sides. He shall have power to appoint Umpires. He shall 
decide any point of law which an Umpire may profess himself unable 
to decide, or which may be referred to him on appeal from the decision 
of an Umpire by the players. He shall decide, if he be called upon to 
decide by the Captain of either Side, whether or not a Match or 
Matches shall be stopped owing to the state of the courts, the state of 
the weather, darkness, or other unavoidable hindrance. 

12. (a) Each competing Nation shall, twenty-one days before the 
date fixed for the commencement of a Tie. nominate to the Committee 
of Management not more than four players, without specifying who 
shall play in Singles and Doubles. Different players, however, may be 
nominated by a Nation for different Ties. 

(b) Each Captain shall, twenty-four hours before the time fixed for 
the commencement of play in each Contest, give notice of the com- 
position of his Team to the Executive Committee, and his Team shall 
be selected from the four players previously nominated for the Tie. 
Such selection by the Captain, however, shall be regarded as solely for 
the convenience of the Executive Committee, and may be varied by 
him before the commencement of play. 

(c) For the Second Round of the Singles Contest in any Tie, the 
Referee may sanction the substitution of another of the players nom- 
inated by a Nation for that Tie in the place of any player, who, in the 
opinion of the Referee, is incapacitated by illness, accident or other 
unavoidable hindrance ; provided that such substitute shall not be the 
player who has already competed in the Singles Contest. 

13. The time of cessation of play shall be fixed before the com- 
mencement, of each day's play by the Captains of the opposing Sides, 
or by the Referee if they shall disagree. It shall be the duty of the 
Referee to stop play when this time arrives ; provided, nevertheless, 
that he may extend the time with the consent of the Captains of the 
opposing Sides. A player shall not be called upon to play more than 
one Match a day, except with the unanimous consent of the Captains 
of the opposing Sides and the majority of the Executive Committee. 

14. Each Tie shall be decided by the combined results of Singles and 
Doubles, and the Side which shall win the majority of Matches shall be 
the winner of a Tie. 



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15. In the Singles, each Team shall, subject to Regulation 12, 
Clause c, consist of two players, who shall play each against each of 
the opposing Team the best of five advantage sets. The order of play 
and courts shall be decided by lot. In the Doubles, each Team shall 
consist of two players, who shall play against the opposing Team the 
best of five advantage sets. 

16. Unless otherwise arranged by the unanimous consent of the Cap- 
tains of the opposing Sides and the majority of the Executive Com- 
mittee, the Doubles shall take place between the two rounds of the 
Singles Contest. If, however, a player be chosen for both the Singles 
and Doubles Contests, and if, by a change in the above arrangements, 
he be called upon to play his two Singles Matches on consecutive days, 
then there shall be an interval of one day between the second and the 
third day's play. Provided, nevertheless, that if there be an interval 
between the first and second day's play, either from postponement, 
arrangement, or the interval of a Sunday, there shall not be an interval 
between the second and third day's play. 

17. If any player be absent when called upon to play by the Referee, 
the opposing Side shall be entitled to three love sets, 

18. Any Competing Nation whose Lawn Tennis Association or Cor- 
responding Organization, or whose Representatives shall fail to con- 
form to the above Regulations, may l)e disqualified by the Committee 
of Management in respect of the Competition for the year wherein such 
failure shall occur. 

19. Winners of a preliminary Tie shall notify the result without 
delay to the Committee of Management, by telegram, which shall be 
confirmed by letter. 

20. For purposes of correspondence and the giving of notices required 
by these Regulations, the Secretary for the time being of the Lawn 
Tennis Association or Corresponding Organization of the Champion 
Nation shall be regarded as representing the Committee of Management. 

21. The above Regulations shall be binding upon the Nations con- 
cerned, and shall not be altered except with the consent of two-thirds 
of the Associations or Corresponding Organizations whose Nations shall 
have from time to time competed and who shall record their votes. 

Note. — In the above Regulations, one Nation playing against another 
is regarded as a "Tie" ; Singles and Doubles are regarded as separate 
"Contests" ; and the best of five advantage sets is regarded as a 
"Match". The players in Singles and Doubles are regarded as separate 
"Teams" ; and the players in. the combined Contests as a "S^de". 



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Constitution 



ARTICLE I. 

NAME. 

This organization shall be known as the "United States National. 
Lawn Tennis Association," hereinafter referred to as the National Asso- 
ciation. 

ARTICLE IL 

MEMBERS. 

Section i. The membership shall consist of the following classes: 
(i) Clubs. 

(2) Active Associations. 

(3) Allied Associations. 

Allied associations shall consist of associations of schools or colleges, but 
such associations, if they so desire, may become active associations by 
notifying the Secretary of the National Association and paying the dues- 
for an active association. Active associations shall consist of all associa- 
tions other than allied associations and in each case the limits of an active- 
association shall necessarily exclude to that extent the limits of every other 
such association. 

Sec. 2. An association, either (2) or (3), shall consist of five or more 
individual clubs, any one of which may or may not be itself a member 
directly of the National Association. Each club shall at all meetings be 
entitled to one vote. Each active association shall be entitled to two votes- 
and to one additional vote for every five clubs or fraction thereof mem- 
bers of it over ten. Allied associations shall not be entitled to any vote. 
No club being itself a member of the National Association shall be counted 
as a member of an active association in determining the number of votes 
which may be cast by such association. 

Sec. 3. On or before the first day of January in every year each sub- 
association shall send to the Secretary of the National Association the 
names and addresses of its secretary and treasurer and a list of clubs- 
belonging to it on December ist preceding, and each club directly a mem- 
ber of the National Association shall send to the Secretary of the National 
Association the names and addresses of its secretary and treasurer, holding 
office on December ist preceding. The secretary of each association shall 
notify the Secretary of the National Association of any changes in its- 
membership immediately upon their occurrence. 

ARTICLE III. 

ELECTION OF MEMBERS. 

Section i. Proposals for membership must be made in writing to the- 
Executive Committee, hereinafter provided for, with the name and address- 
of the applicant, and signed by the proper officer of the club or associa- 
tion making the proposal, and shall give such information with regard tO' 
membership, grounds, etc., as shall be required by the Executive Com- 
mittee. Where the applicant is an association, the names and addresses of 
each of its members shall be given with the application, together with a 
statement of the limits that it desires to represent. 

Sec. 2. The Executive Committee shall have full power to elect candi- 
dates for membership, except that no association shall be deemed a mem- 
ber whose limits shall conflict with those of any other association until its 



298 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

election be confirmed by a two-thirds vote at the annual meeting of the 
National Association, or the associations upon whose limits it encroaches 
consent to such encroachment. The election to membership of such an 
association automatically decreases the limits of other associations to such 
an extent as shall preclude a conflict of limits. 

Sec. 3. Dues, etc. — -The annual dues to the National Association in 
the case of clubs shall be ten dollars ($10) and in the case of active asso- 
ciations shall be thirty-five dollars ($35), except that where any such asso- 
ciation is composed of more than ten clubs its annual dues shall in 
addition be fifteen dollars ($15) for every five clubs or fraction thereof 
above ten. Allied associations shall not be required to pay any annual 
dues. No club or association shall be allowed the privilege of a member 
until after its first annual dues have been paid and no club shall be 
entitled to a vote at the annual meeting of the National Association unless 
it was a member thereof for the preceding fiscal year. The fiscal year of 
the National Association shall begin February ist. All dues for the ensu- 
ing year are payable on or before May ist. 

Sec. 4. Limits of Payments, etc. — Any club or association which shall 
fail to have paid its annual dues on or before June ist may be debarred 
from the privileges of a member by the Executive Committee until the 
same are paid, and, at their discretion, may be dropped from the roll. 

ARTICLE IV. 

RESIGNATIONS, EXPULSIONS, ETC. 

Section 1. Resignations, etc. — Any member wishing to resign must do 
so in writing, addressed to the Secretary; and the resignation cannot be 
accepted until all dues for the current fiscal year are paid. Resignations 
must be received before February ist to relieve the member from payment 
of dues for the ensuing year. 

Sec. 2. The Executive Committee of the National Association, herein- 
after provided for, shall have the power to suspend or expel any member 
which may neglect or refuse a strict and honorable compliance -with, its 
Constitution, By-Laws, etc., or which shall, by its conduct, bring reproach 
or disgrace upon the National Association; or which shall, being itself an 
association, retain as one of its members any club objected to by notice in 
writing by the Executive Committee, subject to the right of any member, 
if expelled, to appeal to the National Association, at its next annual 
meeting, for reinstatement. 

ARTICLE V. 

officers. 

Section i. The affairs of the National Association shall be conducted 
by an Executive Committee composed of the President, Vice-President, 
Secretary and Treasurer and sixteen other members, ten of whom shall 
represent stated sections of the country as provided in Section 2 of this 
article, and shall be called Sectional Delegates. The remaining six shall 
be called Delegates-at-large. 

Sec. 2. The stated sections of the country hereinbefore referred to 
shall be as follows: 

New England, comprising the states of 

Connecticut, Alassachusetts, Rhode Island, 

Maine, New Hampshire, \'ermont. 

Middle States, comprising the states of 

New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania. 



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Middle Atlantic, comprising the states of 

TVl aware Virginia, . . 

if ^f^H West Virginia, 

Marylana, ^^^ ^^^^ District of Columbia. 

Tri-State, comprising the states of 

Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio. 

Southern, comprising the states of ^ , r- r 

Alabama Louisiana, South Carolina, 

Florida ' Mississippi, Tennessee. 

Georgia, North Carolina, 

Western, comprising the states of 

Illinois Michigan, iNcuids^a, 

i"^"°^''' TV/r;=co,irr Wisconsin. 



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Michigan, Nebraska, 

Iowa, Missouri, "" 

Kansas, 



Northwestern, comprising the states of 

Minnesota, North Dakota, 

Montana, South Dakota. 

Southwestern, comprising the states of 

Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, 

Arkansas, Texas. 

Inter-Mountain, comprising the states of 

Tnlorado Nevada, JJ. ' • 

L^oiorauo, Wyoming. 

Idaho, 

Pacific States, comprising the states of _ 

California, Oregon, Washington. 

<;,7r -i The President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer shall 
be elected at the annual meeting of the National Association in each year 
and shall serve until their respective successors are elected. The Sectional 
Delegates shin be appointed"^ by the active associations of the sections 
whchthev respectively represent and shall serve for two years. If a 
I- V \^not renresented bv an active association its delegate shall be 
lleSed by thl Nadonal Association at its annual meeting. Each Sectiona 
Defeeate must live in the section which he represents. On his removal 
mitsleth^ bounds of such section his place shall become vacant. Sec- 
^nnal Delegates appointed by active associations must present their cer- 
tiSes of fppointment to the Secretary of the National Association at or 
before the annual ^^^f ^^^^j ^f the Executive Committee after the 

Se only until the next annual meeting, when a successor shall be 
elected or ^PPointed .as^^p.^videdjn Sec.,«, ^3^ *'a ^„'f"t="'N'a°tio"n'S 

sLsLt rltefervl -let^^r'ap-p^lS-a^J'^ntrtLf n^foS™"?! 



SOO SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

provided for, and to see that the officers and committees perform their 
respective duties. 

Sec. 6. The rice-President. — The Vice-President shall assist the Presi- 
dent in the performance of his duties, and shall exercise all the power? 
of the President in his absence. 

Sec. 7. The Secretary. — The Secretary shall keep a roll of all the 
members, and from time to time amend and correct the same as circum- 
stances require. He shall notify new members of their election within 
two weeks thereafter, and shall give notice of all meetings of the Executive 
Committee at least two weeks in advance. He shall conduct all the corre- 
spondence of the National Association, and keep copies of all letters in a 
book provided for 'that purpose. He shall keep the minutes of the pro- 
ceedings of the National Association and Executive Committee and a 
record of such matters of interest as may occur, and may employ such 
clerical assistance as may be authorized by the Executive Committee. 

Sec. 8. Tlie Treasurer. — The Treasurer shall keep, in a suitable book 
provided for that purpose, an account of all moneys received and paid. 
He shall liquidate all properly authorized bills against the National Asso- 
ciation, and shall report in writing the state of the finances when required 
by the Executive Committee; and, at the annual meeting, he shall present 
a written report showing all the receipts and expenditures for the year. 
His account shall be audited by an Audit Company at least once annually, 
and he may employ such clerical assistance as may be authorized by the 
Executive Committee. 

Sec. 9. The Executive Committee, etc. — It sliall be the duty of the 
Executive Committee to see that the general provisions of the Constitution 
and By-laws of the National Association are complied with by members of 
the same; to hear and decide all questions submitted by members for 
decision, at least one week's notice of hearing being given to any other 
member which may be affected by the question; to construe and enforce 
all the rules of the National Association. All decisions of the Executive 
Committee shall be complied with forthwith; but an appeal therefrom may 
be taken by any member to the National Association at its next annual 
meeting. The Executive Committee and the Secretary shall cause official 
notices, and such other matters of information as they shall deem of 
interest, to be published in a paper which may be appointed annually by 
the Executive Committee as the official bulletin of the National Association. 
All members are to be given notice of said appointment, and thereafter 
are expected to take notice of official publications therein. The Executive 
Committee shall have the supervision over all tournaments conducted under 
the auspices of the National Association, and may assume the conduct of 
such tournaments as it shall deem advisable. It shall have general charge 
of the funds of the National Association and shall control all expenditures. 
It may charge off all bills owing to the National Association which it 
shall deem uncollectible. 

Each member of the Executive Committee must be a member of a club 
belonging _ either directly to the National Association, or indirectly as 
specified in Art. II, Sec. 2. Seven members, including officers, shall 
constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Executive Committee. 

Sec. 10. Sectional Delegates. — In addition to their other duties as 
members of the Executive Committee it shall be the duty of Sectional 
Delegates to carefully observe conditions relating to the game in the sec- 
tions which they respectively represent and to report thereon to the 
officers of the National Association and the Executive Committee. 

ARTICLE VI. 

MEETINGS. 

Section i. There shall be a stated annual meeting of the National 
Association held, on a date to be fixed by the President, between the ist 
and 15th of February, in each year, at a place to be designated at the 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 301 

previous annual meeting, or, in the absence of such designation; by the 
President. At least thirty and not more than sixty days before such 
meeting a written notice thereof shall be mailed to each member of the 
National Association by the Secretary. 

Sec. 2. A special meeting of the National Association may be called 
by the Executive Committee at any time, and shall be so called upon the 
written request of at least fifteen members thereof. At least twenty days 
before such meeting a written notice thereof shall be mailed to each 
member of the National Association by the Secretary, stating the object of 
the meeting. Only those matters specified in such notice shall be con- 
sidered at the meeting. 

Sec. 3. At all meetings of the National Association the representatives 
of twenty-five members shall constitute a quorum. 

Sec. 4. At all meetings members may be represented by a delegate 
belonging to such member, if a club, or to a club belonging to such member 
of an association, or by proxy. Each person holding a proxy must be a 
member of some club belonging to the National Association, or to an asso- 
ciation which belongs to the National Association. Each delegate or proxy 
must present at the meeting writtel^ .credentials from the member he repre- 
sents, signed and attested by at least two officers, one of whom may be 
chairman of the committee in charge of t'en-nis affairs. 

ARTICLE VII. 

AMENDMENTS, ETC. 

Amendments to this Constitution may be made at any annual meeting 
by a vote of at least two-thirds of all the votes cast, provided that at 
least thirty days before such meeting a notice of the proposed amendment 
be sent to each club or association in the National Association. By-laws 
may be amended at any annual or special meeting under the same 
provisions. 



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By-Laws 



Section i. 
follows: — 



ARTICLE I. 

ORDEK OF BUSINESS, ETC. 

The order of business for this Association shall be as 



1. Roll Call. 

2. Reading of Minutes. 

3. Secretary's Report 

4. Treasurer's Report. 

5. Reports of Committees. 

6. Elections. 

7. Miscellaneous Business. 

8. Adjournment. 

Sec. 2. Authority for Rules of Order. — For the "Rules of Order," 
and any and ail parliamentary rules not herein mentioned, those laid down 
in "Cushing's Manual" shall be authority. 



ARTICLE II. 

Section i. All clubs represented in this Association shall be governed 
by the laws of Lawn Tennis as laid down by this Association. 

Sec. 2. Laws of Matches, etc. — All matches played by clubs repre- 
sented in this Association shall be played under all the rules adopted by it. 

Sec. 3. ' None but amateurs shall be allowed to enter for any match or 
matches played under the auspices of this Association. 

Sec. 4. An amateur is one who 

1. Has never entered a competition open only to professionals nor 

played for a money prize, public or admission money, or 
entrance fee. 

2. Has not played, instructed, pursued or assisted in the pursuit of 

tennis or other athletic exercise as a means of livelihood or for 
gain or any emolument. 

3. Did not obtain and does not retain membership in any tennis or 

athletic club of any kind because of any mutual understanding, 
express or implied, whereby such membership would be of any 
pecuniary benefit to the member or the club. 

4. Is not connected with the sale of tennis goods, nor with a firm 

manufacturing or selling tennis goods, except when such con- 
nection shall be of a general nature in a firm manufacturing or 
selling general athletic goods and the person so connected has 
to do with tennis goods to no greater extent than with any 
other line of goods. 

5. Has never sold, pledged or otherwise converted into money any 

prize won in a tennis tournament, or converted any prize so 
won into any article or articles, ' commonly known as necessi- 
ties, such as food, ordinary clothing, etc., or accepted as a 
prize any such article. 

6. After doing or committing any of the foregoing acts has been 

reinstated as an amateur by the Executive Committee of the 
U. S. N. L. T. A. 



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The Executive Committee of the U. S. N. L. T. A. shall be the tribunal 
to decide whether a player is a professional or an amateur. 

Note. — Any infraction of tlie above rules previous to Feb- 
ruary ipJi, igis, shall not constitute a player a professional unless 
such action would also have been an infraction of the laws in force 
prior to that date. 

Sec. 5. No player shall be allowed to enter for any match given by 
ihis Association unless he is a member of a club belonging either directly 
to this Association, or indirectly as specified in Article II, Section 2, of 
the Constitution, or has played in an interscholastc tournament of the 
same year. But the Executive Committee is empowered, at its discretion, 
to permit, for special cause, any foreigners or other players to enter for 
any match given under the auspices of this Association. 

ARTICLE III. 

SUSPENSION OF BY-LAWS. 

Any article or section of these By-laws may be suspended for any one 
meeting by a two-thirds vote of all cast. 



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Laws of Lawn Tennis 



THE COURT. 

1. The Court is 78 feet long and 27 feet wide. It is divided across 
the middle by a net, the ends of which are attached to two posts 
A and B, standing 3 feet outside of the court on either side. Th< 
height of the net is 3 feet 6 Inches at the posts, and 3 feet in th( 
middle. The binder or topping used as a band at the top of the ne 
shall be not less than 2 inches nor more than 2l^ inches in width 
and shall not have any surplus material projecting below the sewin.i 
at the bottom of said band. At each end of the court, parallel witl 

B 



c 




H 




L 




E 


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21 


18 


21 





IVI 
39 



K 
39 



D 



the net. and 30 feet from it. are drawn the base lines D E and F G 
the ends of which are connected by the side lines D F and E G. Half 
way between the side lines, and parallel with- them, is drawn th( 
half court line I H, dividing the space on each side of the net int( 
two equal parts, the right and left courts. On each side of the net 
at a distance of 21 feet from it, and parallel with it, are drawn th( 
service lines K L and M N. 

THE BALLS. 

2. The Balls shall measure not less than 2i/^ inches, nor more thai 
2 9-16 inches in diameter ; and shall weigh not less than 1 15-1( 
ounces, nor more than 2 ounces. 

THE GAME. 

3. The choice of sides, and the right to serve in the first game 
shall be decided by toss; provided, that, if the winner of the tosi 
choose the right to serve, the other player shall have choice of sides 
and vice versa, or the winner of the toss may insist upon a choice bj 
his opponent. If one player choose the court, the other may eleci 
not to serve. 

4. The players shall stand on opposite sides of the net ; the playei 
who first delivers the ball shall be called the server, and the other th( 
Btriker-out. 



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5. At the end of the first game the striker-out shall become server, 
ncl the server shall become striker-out ; and so on alternately in all 
le subsequent games of the set and following sets. 

FOOT FAULT RULE. 
6. Before commencing to serve, the server shall stand with both 
;et at rest behind (i. e., further from the net than) the base line 
lid within the limits of the imaginary continuation of the half court 
tid side lines, and thereafter the server shall not run, walk, hop or 
imp before the service has been delivered, but the server may raise 
le foot from (and, if desired, replace it on) the ground, provided 
lat both feet are kept behind the base line until the service has 
3en delivered. 

Offlcial Interpretation of Law 6: 

If a foot be lifted and replaced, there must 
be no change of position that can possibly be 
considered a step. 

7. The service shall be delivered from the right and left courts 
Iternately, beginning from the right in every game, even though odds 
5 given or owed, and the ball served shall drop within the service 
ne, half court line and side line of the court which is diagonally 
jposite to that from which it was served or upon any such line. 

8. It is a fault if the server commit any breach of law 7, or if 
Q does not stand as directed in law 6, or if the ball served drop in 
le^ net, or beyond the service line, or if it drop out of court or in 
le* wrong court. If the server in attempting to serve miss the ball 
[together, it does not count as a fault; but if the ball be touched, 
matter how slightly, by the racket, a service is thereby delivered, 
lid the laws governing the service at once apply. 

9. A fault cannot be taken. 

10. After a fault the server shall serve again from the same court 
'om which he served that fault, unless it was a fault because he 
srved from the wi'oiig court. 

11. A fault cannot be claimed after the next service is delivered. 

12. The server shall not serve till the striker-out is ready. If 
le latter attempt to return the service, he shall be deemed ready. 

13. A service or fault delivered when the striker-out is not ready 
>unts for nothing. 

14. The service shall not be volleyed, that is, taken, before it has 
)uched the ground. 

15. A ball is in play on leaving the server's racket, except as pro- 
ided for in law 8, and remains in play till the stroke is decided. 

16. It is a good return, although the ball touch the net ; but a 
?rvice, otherwise good, which touches the net shall count for nothing, 

17. The server wins a stroke if the striker-out volley the service, 
r if he fail to return the service or the ball in play, or if he return 



306 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

the service or the ball in play so that it drops outside of his opf 
nent's court ; or if he otherwise lose a stroke, as provided by law S 

18. The striker-out wins a stroke if the server serve two consec 
tive faults; or if he fail to return the ball in play; or if he retui 
the ball in play so that it drops outside of his opponent's court ; or 
he otherwise lose a stroke as provided by law 20. 

19. A ball falling on a line is regarded as falling in the con 
bounded by that line. 

20. Either player loses a stroke if the ball touch him, or anythii 
that he wears or carries, except his racket in the act of striking ; 
if he touch the ball with his racket more than once; or if he tou( 
the net or any of its supports, or the f/rouiid irithiu his opponem 
court, while the ball is in play ; or if he volley the ball before it h; 
passed the net. 

21. In case a player is obstructed by any accident, not within h 
control, the ball shall be considered a "let." But when a permane 
fixture of the court is the cause of the accident, the point shall i 
counted. The benches and chairs placed around the court shall 1 
considered permanent fixtures. If. however, a ball in play strike 
jiermanent fixture of the court (other than the net or posts) befo 
It touches the ground, the point is lost ; if after it has touched tl 
ground, the point shall be counted. 

22. On either player winning his first stroke, the score is called 
for that player ; on either player winning his second stroke, t] 
score is called 30 for that player ; on either player winning his thi: 
stroke, the score is called 40 for that player ; and the fourth strol 
won by either player is scored game for that player, except as f( 
lows : If both players have won three strokes, the score is calh 
deuce ; and the next stroke won b.v either player is scored adr(inta< 
for that player. If the same player win the next stroke, he wins t] 
game : if he lose the next stroke the score returns to deuce, and 
on until one player wins the two strokes immediately following tl 
score of deuce, when game is scored for that player. 

23. The player who first wins six games wins the set, except as f( 
lows: If both players win five games the score is called games al 
and the next game won by either player is scored advantage game f 
that player. If the same player win the next game, he wins the se 
if he lose the next game, the score returns to games all ; and so o 
until either player wins the two games immediately following tl 
score of games all, when he wins the set. But the committee havi] 
charge of any tournament may in their discretion modify this ru 
by the omission of advantage sets. 

24. The players shall change sides at the end of the first, thij 
and every subsequent alternate game of each set and at the end 
each set, unless the number of games in such set be even. It sha 
however, be open to the players by mutual consent and notificati( 
to the umpire before the opening of the second game of the match 
change sides, instead at the end of every set until the odd and co 



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807 



cliiclins: set, in which they shall change sides at the end of the first, 
third and every snbsequent alternate game of such set. 

*25. In all contests the play shall be continuous from the first 
service till the match be concluded ; provided, however, that at the 
end of the third set either player is entitled to a rest, which shall 
not exceed seven minutes; and provided, further, that in case of an 
unavoidable accident, not within the control of the contestants, a 
cessation of play which shall not exceed two minutes may be allowed 
between points; but this proviso shall be strictly construed, and the 
privilege never granted for the purpose of allowing a player to recover 
his strength or wind. The referee in his discretion may at any time 
postpone the match on account of darkness or condition of the ground 
or weather. In any case of postponement, the previous score shall 
hold good. Where the play has ceased for more than an hour, the 
player who at the cessation thereof was in the court first chosen shall 
have the choice of courts on the recommencement of pjay. He shall 
stay in the court he chooses for the remainder of the set. The last 
two sentences of this rule do not apply when the players change every 
alternate game as provided by law 24. 

26. If a player serve out of his turn, the umpire, as soon as the 
mistake is discovered, shall direct the player to serve who ought to 
have served. But all strokes scored before such discovery shall be 
counted. If a game shall have been completed before such discovery, 
then the service in the next alternate game shall be delivered by the 
player who did not serve out of his turn, and so on in regular rotation. 

27. The above laws shall apply to the three-handed and four- 
handed games, except as follows : 

THE THREE-HANDED AND FOUR-HANDED GAMES. 




28. For the three-handed and four-handed games the court shall 
be 36 feet in width ; 41/2 feet inside the side lines, and parallel with 
them, are drawn the service side lines K M and L N. The service 



* All matches in which women take part in tournaments held under the auspices of 
the United States National Lawn Tennis Association shall be the best two in three 
sets, with a rest not exceeding seven minutes after the second set. 



308 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

lines are not drawn beyond the point at wliich tliey meet ttie service 
side lines, as shown in the diagram. 

29. In the three-handed game, the single player shall serve in 
every alternate game. 

80. In the four-handed game, the pair who have the right to serve 
in the first game shall decide which partner shall do so, and the 
opposing pair shall decide in like manner for the second game. The 
partner of the player who served in the first game shall serve in the 
third, and the partner of the player who served in the second game 
shall serve in the fourth, and the same order shall be maintained in 
all the subsequent games of the set. 

31. At the beginning of the next set, either partner of the pair 
which struck out in the last game of the last set may serve; and the 
same privilege is given to their opponents in second game of the 
new set. 

32. The players shall take the service alternately throughout the 
game; a player cannot receive a service delivered to his partner; 
and the order of service and striking out once established shall not 
be altered, nor shall the striker-out change courts to receive the 
service, till the end of the set. 

33. It is a fault if the ball served does not drop between the ser- 
vice line, half-court line, and service side line of the court, diagonally 
opposite to that from which it was served. 

34. It is a fault if the ball served does not drop as provided in 
law 83, or if it touch the server's partner or anything he wears or 
carries. 



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Odds 

The Sixths Si/stem of Handicapping. 

In the case of received odds : 

(a) One-sixth of fifteen is one strolve given in every six games of 
a set in the position shown by the annexed table. 

(&) Similarly, two-sixths, three-sixths, four-sixths and five-sixths 
of fifteen are respectively two, three, four and five strokes given in 
every six games of a set in the position shown by the table. 





1st 


2d 


3d 


4th 


5th 


6th 




Game. 


Game. 


Game. 


Game. 


Game. 


Game. 


1-6 of 15 





15 














2-6 of 15 





15 





15 








3-6 of 15 





15 





15 





15 


4-6 of 15 





15 





15 


15 


15 


5-6 of 15 





15 


15 


15 


15 


15 



In the case of owed odds : 

(a) One-sixth of fifteen is one stroke owed in every six games of 
a set in the position shown by the annexed table. 

(&) Similarly, two-sixths, three-sixths, four-sixths and five-sixths 
of fifteen are resi^ectively two, three, four and five strokes owed in 
every six games of a set in the position shown by the following table; 





1st 


2d 


3d 


4th 


5th 


6th 




Game. 


Game. 


Game. 


Game. 


Game- 


Game. 


1-6 of 15 


15 

















2-6 of 15 


15 





15 











3-6 of 15 


15 





15 





15 





4-6 of 15 


15 





15 





15 


15 


5-6 of 15 


15 





15 


15 


15 


15 



310 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Cases and Decisions 

By Jambs Dwight. 

OfftciaUy recognized hy the V. S. N. L. T. A. 

I. A player standing outside the court volleys the ball or catches 
it in his hand, and claims the stroke because the ball was certainly 
going out of court. 

Decision. — He loses the stroke. It makes no difference where 
he was standing. The return is presumed good until it strikes 
the ground outside of the court. 

II. A player is str\ick by the ball served before it has touched 
the ground, he being outside of the service court. How does it count? 

Decision. — The player struck loses the stroke. The service is 
presumably good until it strikes in the wrong court. A player 
cannot take the decision uiK)n himself by stopping the ball. If 
it is going to be a fault, he has only to get out of the way. 

III. The service is delivered before the striker-out is ready. He 
tries to return it and fails. Is he entitled to have it played over again? 

Decision. — No. If he attempts to return the service he is 
deemed ready. 

IV. The striker-out calls "not ready," for a second service. The 
ball strikes beyond the service line, and the striker-out claims that the 
fact that he was not ready makes no difference, since a fault cannot 
be returned, and, therefore, that two faults have been served. 

Decision. — The second service goes for nothing. A player 
cannot call "not ready." and then have the service count, or 
not, as suits his interests. 

V. A ball having been played over the net bounds back into the 
court from which it came. The player reaches over the net and plays 
it before it falls. Has he a right to do so ? 

Decision. — Yes, provided he does not touch the net. He has 
a right to play the ball at any time from the moment it crosses 
the net into his court until it touches the ground a second time. 

VI. A ball is played into the net ; the player on the other side, 
thinking that the ball is coming over, strikes at it and hits the net. 
Who loses the stroke? 

Decision. — It is simply a question of fact for the umpire to 
decide. If the player touch the net while the ball was still in 
play he loses the stroke. 

VII. Can a player follow a ball over the net with his racket, pro- 
vided that he hits the ball on his own side of the net? 

Decision. — Yes. the only restrictions are that he shall not 
volley the ball until it has crossed the net, and that he shall 
not touch the net or any of its supports. 

VIII. A player's racket slips out of his hand and flies into the 
net. Does he lose the stroke for hitting the net? 

Decision. — Yes, if the ball be still in play. It does not mat- 
ter if the racket be in a player's hand or not. 

IX. A player's racket leaves his hand, but meets the ball and re- 
turns it over the net. Is it a good return ? 

Decision. — Yes. There is no law requiring a racket to be in 
a player's hand when the ball is returned. It would unques- 
tionably be a good return if the racket were held against the 
ground by a player's feet, and the ball bounded back off of it. 

X. A single match is played with a double net and inside posts. A 
player touches the net beyond the inside posts, and claims that he 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 311 

does not lose the stroke because there shoukl be no net more than 

three feet outside of the court. 

Decision. — He loses the stroke. The net where he touches it 
is part of the supports of the net. He might, perhaps, have 
objected to the arrangement of the net before the match. 

XI. A player returns the ball. and. finding that he cannot stop 
himself before reaching the net, jumps over it. Is it a good return? 

Decision. — Law 4 requires that "the players shall stand ou 
opposite sides of the net." and therefore the player invading 
his opponent's court loses the stroke. 

XII. A ball passes outside the post of the net and strikes in court. 
Is it a good return? 

Decision. — Yes. 

XIII. A ball going out of court hits the top of the posts of the 
net and bounds into the opposite court. 

Decision. — It is a good return. 

XIV. TTie service or 'the ball in play strikes a ball lying in the 
court. Can it be returned? 

Decision. — Yes, if it is clear to the umpire that the right ball 
is returned. 

XV. The server claims that the striker-out must stand in the court 
Is this necessary ? 

Decision. — No. The striker-out can stand wherever he pleases 
on his own side of the net. 

., -^y^;. ^ bystander gets in the way of a player who fails to return 

the ball.' May he then claim a let? 

Decision. — Yes, if. in the umpire's opinion, he was prevented 
by an accident beyond his control. For instance, if the ropes 
or the seats are allowed to be so near to the court that a player 
is interfered with by them, the stroke should not be played 
again, because the ropes and seats form part of the arrange- 
ments of the ground. If, however, a spectator passes in front 
of those s«ats, or places a chair nearer than the original line 
and so interferes with a player, the stroke should be played 
again. 
■^VII. A player is interfered with as above, and the umpire directs 

the stroke to be played again. T'he server had previously served a 

tault. He claims the right to two services. 

Decision. — The fault stands. A let does not annul a previous 
fault. 

XVIII. A return hits the umpire, or his chair or stand, the player 
claims that the ball was going into court. 

Decision. — Stroke is lost. 

XIX. A player receiving fifteen serves from the left court. His 
opponent claims a fault. 

Decision. — It is a fault. The service starts from the right 
court under all circumstances. 

XX. At fifteen-all the server by mistake serves from the left court, 
he wins the stroke and serves again (a fault), the mistake is then 
discovered. Is he entitled to the previous fault? From which coui-t 
should he serve next? 

Decision. — Tlie previous stroke stands. A fault cannot be 
claimed after the next service, good or not. is delivered. The 
next service should be from the left court, the score being 
thirty-flfteen, and the server has served one fault. 

XXI. A player serves from the wrong court, he loses the stroke, 
and then claims that it was a fault. 

Decision. — If the stroke was played in his first service it is 



312 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

simply a fault, but if he serves twice into the wrong court he 
has served two faults, and lost the stroke. 

XXII. The score is five games all, and the umpire directs the play- 
ers to play an advantage set. The advantage game has been won, 
when it is discovered that no advantage sets are to be played. What 
is to be doneV 

Decision. — The set is won at the eleventh game. It is no 
part of the umpire's duty to decide on the conditions of the 
matches. 

XXIII. A player serves. He hears the umpire call, but cannot 
hear what he says. He knows that the only two things that the 
umpire should call are "fault" and "let." and that in neither case can 
the ball be in play. He, therefore, does not return it, only to find 
that the umpire has called "play." Has he any redress? 

Decision. — ^Tno. 

XXIV. The umpire calls "fault," and then instantlv changes and 
says '"play." The striker-out fails to return the ball, and he claims 
he was prevented by the umpire, and also that the umpire cannot 
change his decision. 

Decision. — TTne umpire should call a let and the service be 
taken again. 

XXV. A ball drops near a line, the player appeals, and the umpire 
calls "play." The player misunderstands the call and lets the ball 
fall. He then claims to have the stroke played again. 

Decision. — The stroke stands. 
XXVI. The ball strikes the ground close to a line; the scorer 
scores the stroke against the striker. On appeal to the linesman, the 
latter decided that the ball was not out. Which decision stands? 

Decision. — The scorer has no right to consider a ball out 
until the linesman has called to that effect, therefore, the deci- 
sion of the latter must be accepted. The decision of a lines- 
man affecting his own line is final. 

XXVII. A return strikes the cord running along the bottom of the 
net and bounds over. Is it a good return? 

Decision. — Yes. 

XXVIII. During play a ball is thrown into court, and the ball in 
play strikes it or a player steps on it. May a let be claimed? 

Decision. — Yes. 

XXIX. The server's first service strikes his partner. Does he lose 
the stroke or is it a fault? 

Decision. — A fault. 

XXX. A player serves a fault and it is then discovered that it is 
his partner's service. Does the fault stand? 

Decision. — Yes. 

XXXI. In a four-handed competition one player does not appear 
in time to play, and his partner claims to be allowed to play single- 
handed against the opposing pair. May he do so? 

Decision. — No. 

UNOFFICIAL DECISIONS ON DOUBTFUL POINTS. 

(From Lawn Tennis.) 

Both of the opponents of the servers in doubles are strikers-out 
alternately during a game. It is optional with them which shall serve 
first, but they must serve alternately throughout each set 

A player does not lose a stroke for striking at a ball that ulti- 
mately falls outside his court, provided he does not touch it in 
doing so. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 313 

If one partner of a double team strikes at a ball and does not 
touch it, his partner still has the right to return it. A player or 
different member of a team may strike at a ball as often as they 
please ; it is still in play until hit. 

A served ball is only a "let" if otherwise good, falling in the proper- 
court ; a fault cannot be a "let." 

The server must stand behind the base-line, within the limits of the- 
side-lines of the court in which he is playing. 

There is no limit to the number of "let" balls that may be made 
on the service, and the server continues serving in the same court 
until a good service is delivered or two faults are made. 

The server must wait until the striker-out is ready for the second 
service as well as the first, and if the striker-out claims to be not 
ready and does not make any effort to return tbe second service, the 
server cannot claim the point, even though the service was good. 

If a player's racket touches the net after the ball has struck the 
net, he does not lose the point. The ball is dead and the point has 
been won and lost as soon as the ball strikes the net, and nothing- 
which happens afterward can affect that point. If the ball knocks 
the net against the player's racket the same decision holds good ; 
it is simply a question for the referee to decide which touches the 
net first. 

In doubles partners must receive throughout each set on the same 
sides of the court which they originally select when the set begins. 
The first server is not required to receive in the right court ; he may 
select either side at the beginning of the set, but must hold this to 
the end. 

A ball served with a sharp cut that bounds back over the net after 
having struck in the right court is a good service. T'he point counts, 
in favor of the server if the striker-out fails to return it. The latter 
may reach over the net to return the hall, but loses the point if he- 
touches the net in doing so. 

A return made from one side of the court that passes outside of the 
net and posts without going over them is still good if the ball falls 
in the proper court. 

The ball is always in play until it has struck the ground outside 
of the court, or the net, or has touched the ground twice. The player 
loses a point if the ball touches him or his clothing while still in play, 
no matter whether he is standing outside of the court when the ball, 
hits him. or not. 

An officially recognized decision has been rendered that makes any 
support of the net— the posts, the guy-ropes, or the centre fork — a 
part of the net itself, and any ball hitting one of the supports and 
still striking the right court is considered a good return (except on 
the service). The posts are required to stand outside of the court, 
and yet a hall being returned at a sharp angle from outside might 
well be going in and still touch one of the posts. 

A ball is dead the instant it has touched the ground outside of the 
court, and the point must be scored at once against the other side, 
no matter what happens after the ball touches the ground. 

Consolation matches in America are always open to any player 
beaten in his first match actually played. Winning by default before 
defeat in the first actual match doe's not disqualify a player from 
the consolation event. 

The services must always come alternately from the right and left 
courts ; if the server delivers the ball from the wrong court it is a 
fault. 

A fault cannot be played, and the striker-out has no option in the 
matter ; it does not make the service good if he returns it. 



314 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

Regulations for the Management of 
Tournaments 

1. At Tournaments held by clubs belonging to the United States 
National Lawn Tennis Association or by clubs belonging to Associa- 
tions which belong to the National Association or by Associations be- 
longing to said National Association, the Laws of Lawn Tennis as 
adopted for the time being by said National Association and the Regu- 
lations hereinafter contained shall be observed. 

2. The OflScers of the Club holding the Tournament shall have 
full power over all details concerning said Tournament, but shall be 
entitled to delegate their power to a Committee. In case no special 
Committee shall be appointed by the Officers of the Club holding the 
Tournament, the powers and functions hereinafter delegated to the 
Committee shall be vested in and performed by the Officers of said 
Club. 

3. A circular shall be Issued by the Committee specifying the condi- 
tions of the competition, and including names of Tournament Com- 
mittee and of the Referee. 

4. No cheques, orders for money or cash payments in any form 
shall be given as prizes, and the amount actually paid for each prize 
shall in no case be below the advertised value of the same, if included 
in circular. If any challenge cup is offered it shall be deeded to the 
National Lawn Tennis Association. The winner of a Challenge Cup 
shall be entitled to the possession of the cup until one month previous 
to the next competition for the cup, possession being conditional on 
the giving of a bond by the winner satisfactory to the Club. Should 
the Club give possession without such bond, it shall be liable to the 
National Association for the value of the cup. 

5. The Committee shall elect a Referee, with power to appoint a 
substitute to be approved by them. The Referee or his duly appointed 
substitute must be present at all times when play is in progress. 

6. The Referee or such other member or members of the Commit- 
tee as may be selected for the purpose, shall have power to appoint 
Umpires and Linesmen, to assign courts and to start matches, and the 
Referee shall decide any point of law which an Umpire may profess 
himself unable to decide, or which may be referred to him on appeal 
from the decision of an Umpire, and such decision shall be final. 

7. The Referee shall, during the Tournament, be ex-offlcio a mem- 
ber of the Committee. 

8. The Committee shall help to keep order on the ground, and 
shall consult and decide upon any question arising out of the competi- 
tion, if summoned for that purpose by the Referee or by any two of 
their number ; and they shall have power, when so convened, the 
misconduct of a competitor having been reported to them by a mem- 
ber of the Committee or an Umpire, to disqualify the offender, and 
further to order him off the ground, should his misconduct appear to 
them to justify such action, but before such action shall be taken, an 
opportunity of offering an explanation shall be afforded to the com- 
petitor whose misconduct has been reported to them. When the whole 
of the Committee of a Club or even a quorum thereof may not be 
available, the members of the Committee that are available shall have 
power to act in cases left to the Committee of the Club. 

9. It is the duty of an Umpire — 

(a) To ascertain that the net is at the right height before the 
commencement of play, and to measure and adjust the net during 
play, if asked to do so. or if, in his opinion, its height has altered. 

(b) To call the faults (subject to Regulation 10) and lets unless 
he delegates such power. 

(c) To call the strokes when won, or when he is asked to call 
them, and to record them upon the Umpire's scoring sheet. (See 

[ example at bottom of following page.) 



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(d) To call the games and the sets at the end of each, or when 
asked to call them, and to record them on. the Umpire's scoring 
sheet. 

NOTE — At the end of each game the games ghould be called with the 
name of the player who is in advance, thus: "2 games to 1, B wins" or, 
"B leads." If the games are level llie score should be called thus, "three 
games all," or as the case may be. At the end of each set the sets should 
be called In like manner. 

(e) To direct the Competitors to change sides, in accordance with 
Law 24. 

(f) When appealed to during a rally, whether a doubtful ball is 
"in play" or not, to call "play," and at the conclusion of the rally 
to give his decision (subject to Regulation 11) or direct the com- 
petitors to play the stroke again. 

(g) To decide all doubtful or disputed strokes, and all points of 
law (subject to Regulations 10 and 11), and to be responsible for 
the proper conduct of the match. 

(h) In handicap matches to call the odds at the commencement 
of each set. 

(i) To sign the Umpire's scoring sheets, and to deliver fthem at 
the conclusion of the match to such person as the Committee may 
authorize to receive them. 

Provided, that no omission of any of the foregoing duties on the 
part of an Umpire shall of itself invalidate any stroke, game or match. 

10. It is the duty of the Linesman to call faults and to decide 
strokes relating to the line or lines to which he is assigned and to 
said line or lines only, and such decision shall be final. Should the 
Linesman be unable to give a decision, the Umpire shall decide or 
shall direct the stroke to be played again. 

11. T'he decision of an Umpire shall be final upon every question 
of fact, and no competitor may appeal from it ; but if an Umpire be 
in doubt as to a point of law. or if a competitor appeal against his 
decision on such a point, the Umpire shall submit it to the Referee 
whose decision shall.be final. 

NOTE — A question of fact relates to events that actually happened. A 
question of law is the construction and application of the laws of the game 
to the admitted facts. 

Example: 

The strokes are scored by means of pencil marks in the spaces beneath 
the word "STROKES," thus: 





Initials of 
Players. 


Strokes. 


Game 
won by 


1 


A. B. 
C. D. 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 






.. 


























2 


C. D. 
A. B. 


1 
1 


1 


1 


1 
1 


1 


1 


1 

i! 


1 


^ 





















The Scoring Sheet shows that in the first game the score ran, and would 
have been called, thus: "15 — love, 30 — love, 30 — 15, 40 — 15, 40 — 30, game 
(A.B.)" In the second game: "Love— 15, 15 all, 15 — 30, 30 all, 40 — 30, 
deuce, advantage (CD.), deuce, advantage (A.B.), deuce, advantage (CD.), 
game (CD.)." 

The score of the Server should be called first. 



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12. The Referee snail not bet on a match nor shall an Umpire or 
Linesman on the match to which he is assigned. An infraction of 
this rule shall be followed by the immediate removal of the offending 
Referee, Umpire or Linesman on the complaint of any competitor. 

13. No competitor may transfer his entry to another player. 

14. Competitors shall hare a right, by themselves or their depu- 
ties, to be present at the draw. 

15. The draw shall be conducted in the following manner : Each 
Competitor's name shall be written on a separate card or paper, and 
these shall be placed in a bowl or hat, drawn out one by one at ran- 
dom, and copied on a list in the order in which they have been drawn. 

Infraction of this rule renders a Club or other organization liable to 
loss of its tournament for the following year ; except that in invitation 
tournaments, and competitions between nations, states, cities, clubs 
and similar bodies where the competition is really between such bodies 
and not between the players as individuals, players may be placed 
in such manner as agreed upon by the management of the competition, 
and except that in Intercollegiate'and Interscholastic matches the draw 
shall be arranged to prevent members of the same college or school 
from meeting each other in the first and second rounds, the draw in 
other ways being arranged absolutely by chance. 

16. When the number of competitors is 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 or any 
higher power of 2. they shall meet in pairs, in accordance with the 
system shown by the diagram at top of following page. 



In scoring handicap matches, the odds received should be m.Trked by 
crosses on the right of the first perpendicular thick line before the com- 
mencement of each game, thus: 



Game. 


Initials of 
Players. 


Strokes. 


Game 

won bj^ 


1 


A. B. 


+ 


















C. D. 




















2 


C. D. 


1 




















A. B. 


+ + 




















3 


A. B. 


+ 
























C. D. 


























4 


C. D. 






















A. B. 


f + 




















5 


A. B. 


4- 
























C. D. 


























6 


C. D. 
























A. B. 


+ 


+ 


















. 



Here A. B. is receiving 15 and S-sixths of 15. 



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1ST Round. 
B i 



C 
D 

E 
F 

G 
H 



2d Round. 

B ^. 



3d Round. 
D 1 



D 



i 



H 



-D 



IT WheB the number of competitors is not a power of 2, there shall 
be bves in the first round. The number of byes shall be equal to the 
difference between the number of competitors and the next higher 
power of 2, and the number of pairs that shall meet in the first round 



When odds are o^ved. they should be marked on the left of the first thick 
perpendicular line before the commencemeut of each game, thus: 



Game. 


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shall be equal to the difference between the number of competitors 
and the next lower power of 2. The byes, if even in number, shall be 
divided, as the names are drawn, in equal proportions at the top and 
bottom of the list, above and below the pairs. If uneven in number, 
there shall be one more bye at the bottom than at the top. Thus — 

Series 1 — From 5 to 8 Competitors. 
First Round. 

A (a bye) A "1 

>- A 1 

B j 



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With 6, there will be one bye at the top, and 1 bye at the bottom. With 
7, 1 bye at the bottom. With 8, no byes. 



and should be crossed o£E one by one whea the player owing wins a stroke, 
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SPAIJ)ING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 319 

SERIES 2— FROM 9 TO 16 COMPETITORS. 
With 9, 3 byes at top, and 4 at bottom. 

PiBST Round, 

A (a bye) . . A 

B (a bye) . . B J 1 _^ -^ 

C (a bye) 

E 3 

F (a bye) 

G (a bye) . . G ^ [_ -Q 

H (a bye) 

With Z 3 byes at top, and 3 at botton. WUh Jl. 2 byes^at top. ^and 3 at 
■ boTtom. With 12. 2 byes at top a-l ^ ft^.^lTt bottom. With 15. 1 bye 
and 2 at bottom. With 14. i oye ai. i', 
t? bottom. With 16, no byes. 

SERIES 3-FROM 17 TO 32 COMPETITORS. 
With 17, 7 byes at the top, and 8 byes at the bottom 




1st Round. 
A U bye) 
B (a bye) 
C (a bye) 
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3RD ROUND. 4TH ROUND. 5TH ROUND. 



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320 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

and 6 at bottom. With 22, 5 byes at top, and 5 at bottom. With 23. 4 byes 
at top, and 5 at bottom. With 24, 4 byes at top, and 4 at bottom. With 25, 
3 byes at top, and 4 at bottom. With 26, 3 byes at top, and 3 at bottom. 
With 27, 2 byes at top, and 3 at bottom. With 28, 2 byes at top, and 2 at 
bottom. With 29, 1 bye at top, and 2 at bottom. With 30, 1 bye at top, and 
1 at bottom. With 31, 1 bye at bottom. With 32, no byes. 
And so on with larger numbers in the same manner, 

18. If a Competitor be absent when called upon to play, or shall 
refuse to play, or shall have given previous notice to the Referee or to 
a member of the Committee that he cannot play in the next round, his 
adversary shall win in that round, unless said Competitor shall have 
been formally excused for a definite period by the Referee. 

19. In handicap matches the competitors shall be handicapped by 
the Committee, or by a Handicapper appointed by the Committee. 

20. The method of handicapping shall be by classes as follows: 

GIVEN ODDS. 

Class O — (Scratch). 

Class Receives Class Receives 

1 1-sixth of 15 10 1,5 and 4-sixths of 15 

2 2-sixths of 15 11 15 and 5-sixths of 15 

3 3-sixths of 15 12 30' 

4 4-sixths of 15 13 30 and 1-sixth of 15 

5 5-sixths of 15 14 30 and 2-sixths of 15 

6 15 15 30 and 3-sixths of 15 

7 15 and 1-sixth of 15 16 . .30 and 4-sixths of 15 

8 15 and 2-sixths of 15 17 30' and 5-sixths of 15 

9 15 and 3-sixths of 15 18 4i0 

When two players in different classes below scratch meet, the su- 
perior player shall start from scratch, and the odds received by the 
inferior player are as shown by the annexed table No. 1. To use the 
table, find in the diagonal line of figures the number representing the 
class of the superior player, then travel along the horizontal column 
until the vertical column is reached which bears at the top the num- 
ber of the class of the inferior player. The odds specified at the in- 
tersection of the two columns are the odds required. 

Example. — If class 3 has to meet class 9, start from the figure 3 
in the diagonal line of figures, and look horizontally until the vertical 
column is reached beaded by the figure 9, The odds given at the point 
of intersection of the two columns (viz, 15 and 1-6 of 15) are the 
odds required. 

When the difference between the best and the worst players en- 
tered is great (say more than 30), it is desirable to handicap the 
best players at owed odds. The players above scratch (i. e., owing 
odds) should be classified as follows : 

OWED ODDS. 

Class Owes Class Owes 

1 1-sixth of 15 10 15 and 4-sixths of 15 

2 2'Sixths of 15' 11 15 and 5-sixths of 15 

3 3-sixths of 15 12 30 

4 4-sixths of 15 13 30 and 1-sixth of 15 

5 5-sixths of 15 14 30 and 2-sixths of 15 

6 15 15 30 and 3-sixths of 15 

7 ,15 and 1-sixth of 15 16 30 and 4-sixths of 15 

8 15 and 2-sixths of 15 17 30 and 5-sixths of 15 

9 15 and 3-sixths of 15 18 4i0i 



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SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 323: 

When the two players in different classes above scratch meet, the 
inferior player shall start from scratch, and the odds owed by the 
superior player are as shown by the annexed table, No. 2. 

This table is to be used in the same way as the former, the class 
of the superior player being looked for in the horizontal line of fig- 
ures at the top, and the class of the inferior player in the diagonal 
line of figures. 

Example. — If class 12 (owe 30) meet class 7 (owe 15 and 1-6 of 
15), the former must owe the latter the odds of 4-6 of 15, 

21. In Championship matches and handicaps by classes, as above,, 
advantage sets shall be played throughout. 

22. The Committee may, whether appealed to by any competitor 
or not, postpone the meeting or any match or part of a match if, in 
their opinion, the state of the weather, or of the light, or the condi- 
tion of the ground, or other circumstances, render it advisable to do 
so. In cases of postponement, Law 25 must be strictly observed. 

23. In all tournaments sanctioned by the Association the use of 
spikes longer than one-quarter of an inch is prohibited. 

24. Every organization holding an event sanctioned by the United 
States National Lawn Tennis Association must furnish the Ranking 
Committee, within ten days after the completion of any such event, 
with a full and complete report of all matches played therein, together 
with the full name and, when possible, address of each contestant. 

25. The Ranking Committee must furnish all Clubs and Associa- 
tions holding any such sanctioned event with blanks for the purpose 
of making the returns required by Regulation 24. and immediately after 
the Committee shall have completed the ranking, such returns must 
be delivered to the Secretary of the United States National Lawn Tennis 
Association. 

26. If any Club or Association fails to make the returns required,, 
provided for by Regulation 24, sanction for holding by the delinquent 
of any tournament during the following year may be refused in the 
discretion of the Executive Committee. 



REGULATIONS FOR INTERSCHOLASTIC AND 
JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS. 

Colleges, Clubs or Park Associations, members directly or indirectly 
of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association, may, with 
the consent of the Association, give Interscholastic or Junior Tour- 
naments. 

Players in Interscholastic Tournaments shall be limited to boys 
attending schools preparing for college. 

Only players under twenty years of age are eligible to take part. 

The winner of each Interscholastic or Junior Tournament (or, in 
the event that he is unable to play, another participant named by the 
management of the Tournament) is eligible to take part in any one 
Sectional Junior Tournament, and the winner (or, in the event that 
he is unable to play, another participant named by the management 
of the Tournament) is eligible to take part in a National Junior 
Championship, to be held at the same time and place as the National 
Singles Championship. 

No dues shall be required by the National Association other than 
the regular dues (if any) of the organization giving the event. 

REGULATIONS FOR BOYS' TOURNAMENTS. 

Clubs, Colleges. School or Park Associations, members directly or 
indirectly of the U. S. N. L. T. A., may, with the consent of the Asso- 



324 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

ciation, give Boys' Tournaments. Only boys under seventeen years of 
age are eligible to take part. 

The winner of each Boys' Tournament (or, in the event that he is 
unable to play, another participant named by the management of the 
Tournament I is eligible to take part in any one Sectional Boys" Tour- 
nament, and the winner (or. in the event that he is unable to play, 
another participant named by the management of the Tournament.! is 
eligible to take part in a National Boys' Championship, to be held at 
the same time and place as the National Singles Championship. 



INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDICAPPING. 

GIVEN ODDS. 

One-sixth of fifteen (1-6) is one stroke given by the better to the 
poorer player on the second, eighth, fourteenth and every subsequent 
sixth game in each set. 

Two-sixths of fifteen (2-6) is one stroke given on the second, fourth, 
eighth, tenth and corresponding games in each set. 

Three-sixths of fifteen (3-6 or one-half) is one stroke given on the 
second, fourth, sixth and every other alternate game on each set. 

Four _,ixths of fifteen (4-6) is one stroke given on the second, 
fourth, sixth, eighth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth and corresponding games 
on each set. 

Five-sixths of fifteen (5-6) is one stroke given on the second, third, 
fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth and corre- 
sponding games on each set. 

Fifteen (15) is one sti'oke given on every game of each set. 

Fifteen and one-sixth (15.1) is two strokes given on the same games 
as for one-sixth, and one stroke on each of the others. 

F'ifteen and two-sixths (15.2) is two strokes given on the same 
games as for two-sixths, and one stroke on each of the others. 

Fifteen and three-sixths (15.3 or half-thirty) is two strokes given 
on the same games as for three-sixths, and one stroke on each of the 
others. 

Fifteen and four-sixths (15.4) is twcf strokes given on the same 
games as for four-sixths, and one stroke on each of the others. 

Fifteen and five-sixths (15.5) is two strokes on th« same games as 
for five-sixths and one stroke on each of the others. 

Thirty (30) is two strokes on each game. 

Thirty and one-sixth (30.1), thirty and two-sixths (30.2), thirty 
and three-sixths (30.3 or half-forty), thirty and four-sixths (30.4), 
thirty and five-sixths (30.5) and forty (40), are three strokes and 
two given on the corresponding games of each set, as in the fifteen 
series. 

OWED ODDS. 

Owed (or minus) oddsi can also be used in exactly the same quanti- 
ties, the chief difference being that the better player is required to 
earn the owed strokes before he begins to score, while, in the case of 
given odds, the poorer player is given his handicap before play starts. 
T'hese owed odds may be used either in conjunction with the given odds 
or separately. In order that the handicaps may occur as seldom as 
possible in the same games, when two players meet, one of whom owes 
odds and the other receives them, the games on which owed strokes 
are paid differ from those on which the given strokes are taken. 
Here is the table for owed odds : 

One-sixth (1-6) is one stroke owed on the first, seventh, thirteenth 
and every subsequent sixth game in each set. 

Two-sixths (2-6) is one stroke owed on the first, third, seventh, 
ninth and corresponding games in each set. 

Three-sixths (3-6 or one-half) is one stroke owed on the first, third, 
fifth and every other alternate game in each set. 



SPALDING'S LAW>f TENNIS ANNUAL. 325 

Four-sixths (4-6) is one stroke owed on the first, third, fifth, sixth 
and corresponding games in each set. 

Five-sixths (5-6) is one strolie owed on the first, third, fourth, fifth, 
sixth and corresponding games in each set. 

Fifteen (15) is one strolje owed on each game. 

Fifteen and one-sixth (15.1), fifteen and two-sixths (15.2). fifteen 
and three-sixths (15.3 or half-thirty), fifteen and four-sixths (15.4), 
fifteen and five-sixths (15.5), thirty (30), thirty and one-sixth (30.1), 
thirty and two-sixths (30.2), thirty and three-sixths (30.3 or half- 
forty), thirty and four-sixths (30.4), thirty and five-sixths (30.5) and 
forty (40), correspond to the fractions of fifteen, as do the larger 
handicaps in the table for given odds correspond to the fractions of 
fifteen in that table. 

The simplest method for handicappers to pursue is to sort out the 
entries for the event they are to handicap into classes according to 
the relative skill of the players. Then select the class with the great- 
est number of players in it and place them on scratch, handicapping 
all of the other players either behind or in advance of scratch by 
owed or given odds, so as to make all even at the odds. 

In deciding upon each player's handicap, his ability as compared 
with the scratch men should first be considered, and then as compared 
with his nearest and furthest rivals in the tables of odds. Each 
player might meet any of the others, and the object of handicapping 
is to give him an exactly even chance, no matter whom his opponent 
may be. 

It should be remembered that it is easier to owe 15, or any fraction 
of it, than it is to give it, and when odds of 30 are given, the poorer 
player's score has already reached pretty near the end of the game, 
and the difference between him and the best men must be very great 
to give the latter an even chance, should they meet. 

It is very unwise to give even the poorer players over 30.3 (half- 
forty), and very seldom is it safe to make the given odds run higher 
than 30. If the difference between the best and the poorest players 
is very great, place the latter as far as necessary behind scratch, but 
do not advance the former to more than 30, or 30.3 in the most ex- 
treme cases. 



HOW TO CONDUCT A TOURNAMENT. 

A tournament committee should first of all be selected, with not 
less than five men, and as many as possible practical workers who 
have the time and inclination to closely look after the interests of the 
club. At its first meeting, the committee should decide upon all de- 
tails of the meeting. In selecting a date, it is advisable to choose 
one immediately before or after some established tournament in tlie 
neighborhood, for then the entries of those who are to play in the 
other event can generally be secured. 

Application should be made to the national governing body for 
oflacial sanction for the tournament, stating dates and other particu- 
lars. If any championship events are to be on the programme, official 
recognition must be applied for before these titles can be of any value. 

A printed circular should be issued by the tournament committee, 
which should state plainly — (1) the name of the club and the loca- 
tion of the courts ; (2) the date of the meeting and the hours of play ; 
(3) the list of events, and the championship titles (if any) to be 
competed for. with the prizes offered for each event; (4) the amount 
of the entrance fees, and place and date for closing the list of entries ; 

(5) the name of referee, handicapper and tournament committee ; and 

(6) the time and place of the draw. 

The draw should always be made by the committee in public and 
due notice of the time and place be given to the competitors, so that 
they may be present or represented when the draw is made. The 
draw ihould always be made by the Bagnall-Wilde system. (See 
'' Toornament Regulations.") 



326 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 

No money or its equivalent in any form should be offered as prizes, 
for this would disqualify the players from future competition as ama- 
teurs. Prizes should be silver, gold, cut glass, objects of art or other 
souvenirs of this kind that can be marked or engraved as trophies. 
It is preferable to have them marked before the tournament, although 
lawn tennis prizes are frequently bought with the privilege of ex- 
change, and therefore not engraved until after the tournament. 

The committee should select a referee, either from among their num- 
ber or outside of it. If handicaps are to be held, the referee may 
also be the handicapper, or a sub-committee may be appointed for this 
purpose. Should the referee be also a competitor, a substitute should 
also be appointed to act for him while he is playing. 

It is important to have enough balls, and only the best quality of 
tournament balls should be used for matches. It is the custom at most 
tournaments to allow three new balls with each match, but in play- 
ing on dirt courts, the same balls can sometimes be made to do service 
twice. Unless there are back-stops close behind the courts, it is also 
well to have some small boys handy to act as ball-boys and "shack"^ 
the balls for the players. 

The lines of, a tournament court should be marked out fresh every 
day and, if easily obliterated, also between matches on the same day. 
The courts should always be laid north and south so that one player 
will not get more than his share of the glaring sunlight in his eyes. 
There should never be a tree within shadow distance of a tournament 
court either, particularly on the south side of the court. 

Facilities must be provided for the players to dress, and it is a 
good plan to appoint one member of the committee to attend to these 
accommodations, and to entertain the visiting players and see that 
their wants are attended to. 

The draw should always be posted in a conspicuous place on the 
grounds, where the spectators as well as the players can inspect it. 
If possible a programme for each day's play should be made out in 
advance, and due notice of all the matches of the day be posted up by 
the draw each day. The courts should be numbered, and a certain 
court and hour set for each match. One member of the committee 
ought also to be assigned to getting umpires for the matches and 
seeing that they are properly started. 

It is customary to exhibit the prizes for a tournament at the club 
grounds during the tournament, and it generally proves an attractive 
feature to have them displayed on a table on the grounds, all duly 
labeled so that spectators can see which events they are to be given 
for. A refreshment tent is also an attractive feature at a tourna- 
ment and the prizes are then displayed under this tent on the same 
or a nearby table with the punchbowl. Lemonade, or tea, crackers, 
cakes and sometimes small sandwiches are generally served to the 
players and spectators uoder such refreshment tent. 



SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 32? 

How to Build and Keep a Court 

Nothing is more important for the full enjoyment of lawn tennis- 
than a satisfactory court, and none of the other accessories of the 
game offers a wider variety. Many important considerations come up 
even after the kind of court to be built, and the cost, have been de- 
cided upon. No matter how much is to be spent on the ground, nor 
what the surface is to be, the most important things to consider first 
are space, light and drainage. 

The back-stop nettings should never be nearer than fifteen feet to 
the lines, and if good players are expected to use the court, particu- 
larly if tournament matches are to take place on it, the space behind 
the base-line should be 21 feet at each end. At the sides at least 
6 feet, if possible 12 feet should be allowed beyond the side-lines for 
doubles of each court. A well-appointed court for tournament play 
should be centered in an unobstructed space of not less than 60 x 120 
feet. Wire back-stop netting 10 or 12 feet high should surround it 
at these distances from the lines. If there are two or more courta 
together, there should be at least 12 feet between their side lines, and' 
one netting can surround all. 

In selecting a site for a court, a spot should be chosen where there 
Is always plenty of sunlight, and where at no time of the day does 
any shadow cross the ground on which the court is to be laid. Green 
or black is a preferable background to play against, but any dark and 
even color will do. A court should never be laid out with any very 
light background within a short distance at either end. or close at 
either side. Nor should a site be selected with a badly mixed or 
moving background. Shade trees are useful near a court, only if their 
shadow is a solid one, not constantly checkered by flecks of sunlight 
glittering through moving branches, which constantly confuse the- 
players. Never should they be allowed near enough to cast any 
shadows on the playing surface. 

One more cardinal point should be remembered. The court should 
invariably be laid out north and south — never east and west. If this 
warning is disregarded, the player at one end or the other will be hope- 
lessly blinded by the sun. 

The question of drainage is one of the most important considerations 
in selecting a site of this kind. On the natural facilities depends 
largely the cost of laying out a good court. If the natural soil be 
sandy and well drained, or if it is on high ground which slopes away 
near by, artificial drain pipes will not have to be put in, and this 
saves much of the cost, but if it be thick clay that holds moisture long, 
or on low ground with neighboring slopes that drain toward it, the 
court will be useless for many hours after each rainfall unless artificial 
drain-pipes are put in. 

After the site has been selected, it must be decided whether a grass 
or "dirt" court is to be built. If the natural sod is luxuriant and the 
soil favorable for its growth, or if the court is not to be used enough- 
to wear off the grass, a turf court will generally be found preferable, 
but if the ground is to be constantly in use, the sod will wear off and 
become "bald" unless there is space enough on the lawn to shift thfr 
court frequently. 

When good turf cannot be had or will not stand the wear, a substi- 
tute must be found, and sand or dirt courts are most often used. 
On well-drained land, one can sometimes cut away the top surface, 
level the ground and roll it until well hardened and the court is ready 
for use, but more preparation is necessary to build a permanent court 
that will not be constantly losing its proper level. 

For such a court the earth should be cut away to a depth of one 
foot if no drains are required. After leveling it carefully with a spirit- 
level, to be sure that the grade is right, a layer of six inches of broken 
stone should first be laid and pounded down hard. Ordinary trap-rock 
used for macadamizing roads is perhaps the best for this purpose, but 
any broken stone, ranging in sizes from a walnut to an egg, will answer 



328 SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAT-. 

the purpose. This should be covered with a three-inch layer of coarse 
.gravel or fine broken stone, which should be thoroughly pounded and 
watered for several days before being covered. Before any surface is 
put on the court, the greatest care should be taken to see that the 
foundation is perfectly level. Any holes or depressions that appear 
irom rolling and pounding should be filled in before it is covered. 

Every well built court should be graded either from end to end or 
from side to side to an extent of not over two inches, which will 
suflice to drain off rain water. If artificial drainage is necessary to 
keep the court dry, drain pipes can be laid in the foundations of the 
court about three feet outside the side and end lines, care being 
taken whereby the pipes will tilt, following the grade of the court as 
far as possible, thus allowing the water to run off. The best drain 
pipes are six-inch stone sewer pipe, cut in halves, or stone gutters 
used on tiled roofs, which should be sunk in the ground immediately 
under the foundation of broken rock and filled with pebbles or fine 
cracked stone. 

The covering for a gravel or sand court should be not less than 
three nor more than six inches in thickness, and of sandy loam and 
clay mixed. The proportions depend on the quality of the clay. If it 
is very binding and sticky, one part of sand to four of clay are pref- 
erable, but tot the average ingredients they should be mixed about 
eight parts of clay to one part of sand. When the court is finished, if 
it is found to be too soft but dry, more clay should be added ; while if 
it drains poorly and stays muddy too long after rain, or its surface is 
too sticky for the player's feet, more sand should be added on the 
surface. ■ When a court is finally covered, it should be thoroughly 
watered and rolled alternately twice every day for two weeks before it 
is played on at all, and any depressions or uneven spots corrected as 
fast as they appear from the settling. After the first heavy rain 
Btorm it should be gone over and releveled most carefully, for then 
it is most likely to develop new faults. ^ 

The fine seashore sand will seldom be fotmd satisfaetOi'y fot* the 
surface of a court, for it works loose too quickly under the players' 
feet, and can only be made to bind when mixed with a largei* propor- 
tion of clay, which will make the di-ainage more diffieult. as wa